NewThe Expanded Marvel Cinematic Universe Chronology

(Last Updated On: August 8, 2018)

This is not the page for the Canonical Marvel Cinematic Universe. You can find that here.

This is the page that shows what the Marvel Cinematic Universe would look like if all the things that various films have implied to be in it were actually in it. Yes, it’s a little silly, but the important thing is that it’s a lot awesome.

1880

Silverado
Takes place in the same town as Thor.

1889

Tremors 4: The Legend Begins
Included as part of the Tremors series.

1908 – 1916

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, Volume One – The Early Years
Included as part of the Indiana Jones series.

1916 – 1917

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, Volume Two – The War Years
Included as part of the Indiana Jones series.

1917 – 1921

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, Volume Three – The Years of Change
Included as part of the Indiana Jones series.

1935

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Included as part of the Indiana Jones series.

1936

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
Implied to take place in the same universe by dialogue in Captain America: The First Avenger.

1938

Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade
Included as part of the Indiana Jones series.

1942-1945

Captain America: The First Avenger
Includes a line referring to the events of Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark.

1946

Marvel’s Agent Carter: Season 1
Date specified in show.

1947

Marvel’s Agent Carter: Season 2
Date specified in show.

1957

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Included as part of the Indiana Jones series.

1982

The Thing (2011)
Date specified in film. A prequel to The Thing (1982).
The Thing (1982)
Date specified in film. One character, R.J. McReady, also appears in Slither.

1986

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Date specified in film. One character, the punk with the boombox, also appears in Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Parts of this film are set in 2286, and its existence here implies that the Star Trek universe is an alternate future of this universe.

1990

Tremors
The character of Earl Bassett, from this film, is mentioned in Slither.

1996

Tremors 2: Aftershocks
The character of Earl Bassett, from this film, is mentioned in Slither.

2001

Tremors 3: Back to Perfection
Included as part of the Tremors series.
Tremors: The Complete Series
Television series, included as part of the Tremors series.

2003

Arrested Development, Season One, episodes 1-8
Tobias Funke from this series also appears in Avengers: Infinity War.

2004

Arrested Development, Season One, episodes 9-22
Tobias Funke from this series also appears in Avengers: Infinity War.
Arrested Development, Season Two, episodes 1-6
Tobias Funke from this series also appears in Avengers: Infinity War.

2005

Arrested Development, Season Two, episodes 7-18
Tobias Funke from this series also appears in Avengers: Infinity War.
Slither
Date specified in film. The aliens from this film also appear in Guardians of the Galaxy, and the character of R.J. McReady also appears in The Thing (1982).
Arrested Development, Season Three, episodes 1-8
Tobias Funke from this series also appears in Avengers: Infinity War.

2006

Arrested Development, Season Three, episodes 9-13
Tobias Funke from this series also appears in Avengers: Infinity War.

2009

Community, Season One, episodes 1-12
Dean Craig Pelton from this series also appears in Captain America: Civil War.

2010

Community, Season One, episodes 13-25
Dean Craig Pelton from this series also appears in Captain America: Civil War.
Iron Man
The film on Blu-ray.
Community, Season Two, episodes 1-11
Included as part of Community.

2011

Community, Season Two, episodes 12-24
Included as part of Community.
Iron Man 2
The film on Blu-ray.
The Incredible Hulk
The film on Blu-ray. According to the Director’s Commentary on Iron Man 2, Tony Stark’s appearance in this film is his third appearance, chronologically.
Thor
The film on Blu-ray. Dialogue in the film clearly places it after both Iron Man 2 and The Incredible Hulk.
Community, Season Three, episodes 1-10
Included as part of Community.

2012

Community, Season Three, episodes 11-22
Included as part of Community.
Arrested Development, Season Four, episodes 1-15
Tobias Funke from this series also appears in Avengers: Infinity War.
Events in this season occur between 2006 and 2012, but are told anachronically, making this the best placement for them.
Marvel’s The Avengers
The film on Blu-ray.
Iron Man 3
The film on Blu-ray.
Community, Season Four, episodes 1-10
Included as part of Community.

2013

Community, Season Four, episodes 11-13
Included as part of Community.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Season One, Episodes 1-7
Television series on Blu-ray.
Thor: The Dark World
The film on Blu-ray.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Season One, Episodes 8-16
Television series on Blu-ray.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
The film on Blu-ray.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Season One, Episodes 17-22
Television series on Blu-ray.
Community, Season Five, episodes 1-13
Included as part of Community.

2014

Guardians of the Galaxy
The film on Blu-ray.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
The film on Blu-ray.
Takes place 2 months after the first Guardians film.
Daredevil: Season 1
The series on Blu-ray.
Specified to begin 2 years after the events of The Avengers, but continues into 2015.
Community, Season Six, episodes 1-13
Included as part of Community.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Season Two, Episodes 1-10
The series on Blu-ray.

2015

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Season Two, Episodes 11-19
The series on Blu-ray.
Avengers: Age of Ultron
The film on Blu-ray.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Season Two, Episodes 20-22
The series on Blu-ray.
Ant-Man
The film on Blu-ray.
Jessica Jones: Season 1
The series on Blu-ray.
Tremors 5: Bloodlines
Included as part of the Tremors series.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season Three, Episodes 1-10
The series on Blu-ray.
Daredevil Season 2
Not yet released. Takes place around Christmas 2015.

2016

Luke Cage, season one
The series on Blu-ray.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season Three, Episodes 11-19
The series on Blu-ray.
Captain America: Civil War
The film on Blu-ray.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season Three, Episodes 20-22
The series on Blu-ray.
Black Panther
The film on Blu-ray. Takes place shortly after Civil War.
Iron Fist, season one
The series on Blu-ray.
The Defenders, season one
not yet available
Spider-Man: Homecoming
The film on Blu-ray. Takes place about 3 months after Civil War.
One character, the punk with the boombox, also appears in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.
The Punisher, season one
The series on Blu-ray.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season Four, Episodes 1-8
The series on Blu-ray.

2017

Doctor Strange
The film on Blu-ray.
Inhumans
The series in digital format.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season Four, Episodes 9-22
The series on Blu-ray.
Jessica Jones, season two
not yet available
Luke Cage, season two
not yet available
Agents of SHIELD Season 5, episodes 1-13
The series on DVD.
Runaways
The series in digital format.
Thor: Ragnarok
The film on Blu-ray.
Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell
Included as part of the Tremors series.

2018

Cloak and Dagger
The series in digital format.
Agents of SHIELD Season 5, episodes 14-22
The series on DVD.
Ant-Man and the Wasp
The film on Blu-ray.
Avengers: Infinity War
The film on Blu-ray.
Tobias Funke from Arrested Development also appears in this film.
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