The Marvel Cinematic Universe is about as expansive as modern movie franchises get, what with more than two-dozen mega-budget films to its name, not to forget the fast-growing slate of Disney+ series.
And yet, even with such a massive canvas on which to tell basically any kind of story they want, Marvel Studios hasn't always found room for everything, for better or worse.
There are many, many pivotal or amusing MCU moments that ended up taking place largely off-screen, leaving fans to basically fill in the blanks in their own imaginations.
In some cases it's clear that Kevin Feige and company have simply left a ton of storytelling capital on the table, while in others it's perhaps not so easy to figure out where these off-screen moments could be slotted in.
It goes without saying, though, that few would object to seeing these 10 off-screen MCU moments finally played out for real, whether as a flashback in a feature film or as part of a wider prequel story in a Disney+ series.
It unfortunately isn't terribly likely that many of these scenes will get their full due, but here's to hoping...
10. The Fallout Of The Blip - Avengers: Endgame
In terms of sheer global impact, the most glaring MCU omission to date is surely the five years' worth of trauma and chaos that transpired during the Blip, before Thanos' (Josh Brolin) decimation of the universe was finally undone in Avengers: Endgame.
In the four-plus years since Infinity War was released, we've seen only fleeting snippets of life during the Blip, despite the absolute goldmine of material it offers for both movies and especially more expansive Disney+ shows.
The psychological impact of the Snap on those left behind, both regular civilians and superheroes, speaks for itself, not to ignore the volatile power vacuum as various un-snapped villains scramble to take advantage of the situation.
This would be a fascinatingly eerie setting for future MCU stories, and it's frankly baffling that we've seen so little of what is undeniably the most pivotal and transformative event in the MCU's history to date.
While there's likely never going to be a time where fans won't want to see more of life during the Blip, it nevertheless makes sense to strike while the iron's hot and tell these stories while Infinity War and Endgame are still fresh in fans' minds.