How Marvel Studios Plans To Address MCU Timeline Confusion

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Spider-Man: Homecoming confused fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in regards to timeline. No one is really sure how it fits with all their pre-existing projects. Kevin Feige has announced that an official timeline will be released by the MCU.

The film was Marvel and Sony’s first collaboration together, and no one really knew what they were going to get. However, what no one thought of was how they might mess with the timeline. There was a span of about eight years between The Avengers and Spider-Man: Homecoming, and even Captain America: Civil War doesn’t quite jive either. Spider-Man: Homecoming happens a few years in the future, and not when Captain America: Civil War happened, or even close.

Screen Rant interviewed Kevin Feige to get a better understanding of where they were going with the MCU time-wise. He said that he was surprised to find out that fans were obsessed over the timeline and didn’t quite understand it. They’ve decided to release a timeline for the fans so the confusion will end.

When asked about the ramifications in continuity, he stated:

“All of that debate has encouraged us. We are going to be publishing an official, and I’m not sure when, or in what format, an official timeline. It’ll probably be apart of ah, I don’t know, apart of an in print that you can fold out and look at. But suffice to say, only in limited cases do we ever actually say what the actual years are because we never want to be tied down to a particular year and I think people assume that whenever the movie is released is when is when the movie is taking place, and that is not the case.”

Jon Watts, director of Spider-Man: Homecoming, has previously stated that the MCU has a map somewhere that makes sure all the stories match up in timeline. They don’t want any errors any more that the fans do and have taken steps to prevent it from happening. We’ll see this timeline soon.

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