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Old 09-26-2013, 08:00 PM   #974
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Default Re: The Avengers 2! The Official News and Speculation Thread - Upgrade section 5 -

Originally Posted by jaqua99 View Post
Completely not the point. The point I am making, is that The Other, a being who is probably at least 1,000 years old, referred to it as "The Tesseract". I don't think he called it that just because the humans call it that. According to The Other, and Thanos, the cube is called the tesseract, and due to their age, it has been called that for a long time.
So, again, how people of earth learn the "correct" name of it?
At the beginning of CATFA, Schmidt told the elderly man hiding the Tesseract that it was the jewel of Odin's treasure room. The Asgardians had visited Earth -- in fact, Tonsberg, Norway where the Cube was found -- and obviously told people there somethings about the artifact that were passed down along with it. The cube's name (tesseract) was known because humans had been told it.

Additionally, the word tesseract is a geometrical term for a 4-dimensional hypercube. Which is (sort of) what the Tesseract in the MCU is, except that it's also a receptacle for energy from outside this universe.

Originally posted by Kevin Feige

It’s something that’s easy to take for granted, growing up in the United States as a white male, that my cinematic heroes look like me...It’s something that over the course of these ten years, having a certain amount of power over what type of movies are made and what type of actors we hire, I want everybody to have that feeling. We don’t take it for granted that people want to see themselves reflected in our heroes and our characters.
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