What are the Actual Technologies used in Marvel Movies and DC Movies?

What are the actual technologies used in Marvel movies and DC movies

It’s not a surprise that the MCU and DC universe has made us explore and ponder on how it would be if the acts were in our routine.

Apart from the fantastic use of superheroes, great plot, and perfect visual effect, the use of technology has been another mind-blowing course in movies. A lot of the technology you see in the Marvel and DC movies actually exist in real life 

I bet you have watched Marvel movies and wished you could have a taste of the flashy technology used. Imagine yourself with Iron Man’s suit and being able to fight of aliens.

But I do fear that most of these tech weapons are properties of private groups, and no one is allowed to see them. And if they were allowed in the real world, they would cause great havoc.

Who knows?

Maybe one day, you will meet with your great grandkid with a power suit of some kind, and you will sit to enjoy some Iron Man-like moments.

Given that every fan is addicted to fascinating technologies, no one can help to think about the potential lying in the technology world. Most of the superheroes have their powers from these technologies, and  I tend to think Marvel movies have the best tech compared to DC. Let’s take at an example of Iron Man’s suit, the likes of von Doom’s toys and Wakanda.

There is always something new to look for by those who love watching Marvel movies in order. If we get into comparison, our debate would be endless. 

Below are the existing technologies that have been of help to Marvel and DC movies. We will have a separate list of Marvel and DC technologies.

Actual technologies used in Marvel and DC movies

Marvel movies technologies

One main reason Marvel movies seem to be every fan’s song is their unique and engaging characters. As of now, no other movies have been so well crafted compared to Marvel movies. Not only because of the fantastic superheroes but due to technologies that can apply in real life. Let’s take a nippy look at some of the best techs found in Marvel movies.


Vibranium came from the Wakanda nation, and it’s one of the rare metals found on earth. The metal has the power to absorb vibratory energy or use waves in its vicinity.

Instances used in MCU films

Starting from Captain America: The First Avenger. Do you remember Captain America’s shield used in combat? The metal used was no other than Vibranium. The shield was so strong that it could resist laser projections from HYDRA’s guns that were power-driven by Tesseract

Vibranium was also used in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Steve jumped out of the Triskelion and landed on the shield, which had Vibranium. This is the only way he survived fatal injuries. Other films include Black Panther, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Iron man2, Avengers: Infinity War, and America: Civil War.


A Helicarrier is an advanced flying command center that resembles plane carriers. The designer ( Howard Stark) ‘s mind was to sustain and power a flight with the help of turbine engines. The power would help it remain on air. But it could also have seaborne capabilities.

Its use in MCU

Helicarrier can be seen in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. There were three heavily weapons-loaded Helicarriers when Fury had a conversation with Rodgers. They were discussing how to get into the homeland security program. Fury told Rogers that the Helicarriers seemed enormous compared to the one he boarded inChitauri Invasion.

The Helicarriers were later to be used in preparation for the satellite’s algorithm.


Originally, J.A.R.V.I.S was Tony Stark’s natural language UI. Later, some improvements were made to make it an artificial intelligence system to assist in the well running of Stark Industries business. Besides, it also acted as Stark Tower and Tony Stark’s Mansion security.

Its use in MCU

In Iron Man 3, J.A.R.V.I.S is used as Tony Stark’s assistance. It would run and take care of Iron Man suits and Stark building’s internal systems. Again, one can see J.A.R.V.I.S being destroyed by Ultron in the Avengers: Age of Ultron, but he used his knowledge to save himself throughout the internet. He made a security delay in weakening any Ultorn effort to contact Earth’s nuclear codes.

Actual Technologies used in DC Movies

While some of the techs used in DC movies may seem incredible, they would cause a mess in real life. However, they are just amazing when viewed through the big screens. Here is a quick dive.

Mother Box

A Mother Box or a Change Engine is a fictional device or a computer. The box is known to possess powers and abilities that are a paradox to the layman and even to the users.

There are many types of Mother Boxes and in different tiers such as diamond. Bronze, platinum, silver and gold.

Their use in DC Movies

The Mother Boxes came into use during Steppenwolf’s attack on Earth. They became a power source to Superman in the Justice League, to drive away from the Apokoliptian warlord. The attempt was a success, and they became separated, which prevented the terraforming of the Earth by The Unity’s energy.

Another instance is during Zack Snyder’s Justice League when Apokolips villain Steppenwolf traveled by use of portals. Here, they harnessed Mother Boxes’ powers.

Lantern Rings

There are around 7 Lantern Rings in DC movies, and they act as a weapon for the Green Lantern Corps.

It would be easy to argue that they were magical rings. But, one has to keep in mind that they had a battery which is the real technological aspect. The battery gave power to the rings as they were to be recharged every 24 hours.

Their use in DC movies

It is believed that Hal Jordan used power rings to slay some Corps in the Emerald Twilight.The power rings also appeared in the Justice League Dark film. When the heroes went to visit Ritchie, they found some spirits of Death ready to collect his soul. Later they found out some entity with a strange ring encompassed him. They managed to escape but later went to identify the ring.

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