NBD, the announcement we’ve all been waiting for and speculating over has finally been made, we’re fine.
In light of 10 years of film-making, Marvel Studios is releasing their book Marvel: The First Ten Years, which happens to hold the official timeline of when each Marvel Cinematic Universe movie took place. The list begins with Captain America, The First Avenger, as most expected, and ends with Black Panther, Thor Ragnarok and Avengers: Infinity War.
According to ScreenRant, this is the full timeline:
1943 – 1945: Captain America: The First Avenger
2010: Iron Man
2011: Iron Man 2, The Incredible Hulk, Thor
2012: The Avengers, Iron Man 3
2013: Thor: The Dark World
2014: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
2015: Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man
2016: Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man Homecoming
2016 – 2017: Doctor Strange
2017: Black Panther, Thor Ragnorok, Avengers: Infinity War
Clearly missing from the timeline is Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Ant-Man and the Wasp and Captain Marvel. Although we can pretty much piece them in, with Ant-Man and the Wasp presumably taking place in 2017 and Captain Marvel set in 1995.
The date surrounding Spider-Man: Homecoming is also controversial, as the timeline states it’s set in 2016, but the film dropped hints that it was set 8 years after the first Avengers movie, which would make it set in 2020. Although, then Homecoming wouldn’t fit in with Infinity War which is set in 2017.
Has the official timeline finally dropped? Yeah. Are we still confused? Yeah.
Cover image via Marvel Studios.