Complete MCU timeline explained

Jeremy Milliner


With “Avengers: Endgame” and the upcoming “Spider-Man: Far From Home“, we’re quickly wrapping up Marvel’s Phase 3. For the avid Marvel fan there’s a wealth of awesome content in the past 10 years of movies, but for the novice who’s looking to hop aboard the hype train, there’s something of a learning curve.

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Even if you’ve been following these films since Jon Favreau kicked them off with “Iron Man” in 2008, you might be scratching your head trying to remember whether Odin’s father killed the Dark Elves before Red Skull was born. Or maybe you’ve got no idea when Thanos adopted Gamora. Perhaps you can’t quite recall how many times the Tesseract traded hands. Lucky for us, Looper recently put out this handy timeline video that charts out the entire MCU timeline – everything from the Big Bang up to “Far From Home.” So strap in and buckle up; it’s a bumpy ride!

This video does a great job of fitting in all the concurrent events, and only slipped up on a few small details:

1. Ultron used the Mind Stone to create Vision, not the Soul Stone.

2. Zemo didn’t control Bucky to assassinate T’chaka; he did it himself while wearing a mask.

3. While this mentions “Agent Carter” it doesn’t bring up the littany of other Marvel Netflix shows, such as “Jessica Jones,” “Luke Cage,” “Daredevil,” or “Defenders.” Techincally these are canon too!

We hope this timeline helps straighten out some of the foggier details of the MCU.

Go ahead and bookmark this page if you need a quick reference once Phase 4 rolls around!

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