NewThe Expanded Marvel Cinematic Universe Chronology

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This is not the page for the Canonical Marvel Cinematic Universe. You can find that here, or if you just want to know which characters turn up where, check The Marvel Cinematic Universe Character Guide or The Marvel Netflix Universe Character Guide.

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.

1995

Captain Marvel
Date specified in film.

1996

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

1999

The West Wing, Season One, episode 1-10
The character of FBI agent Mike Casper, from this series, is widely believed to be the same character as SHIELD agent Phil Coulson.

2000

The West Wing, Season One, episode 11-22
The character of FBI agent Mike Casper, from this series, is widely believed to be the same character as SHIELD agent Phil Coulson.
The West Wing, Season Two, episode 1-10
The character of FBI agent Mike Casper, from this series, is widely believed to be the same character as SHIELD agent Phil Coulson.

2001

The West Wing, Season Two, episode 11-22
The character of FBI agent Mike Casper, from this series, is widely believed to be the same character as SHIELD agent Phil Coulson.
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.
The West Wing, Season Three, episode 1-11
The character of FBI agent Mike Casper, from this series, is widely believed to be the same character as SHIELD agent Phil Coulson.

2002

The West Wing, Season Three, episode 12-21
The character of FBI agent Mike Casper, from this series, is widely believed to be the same character as SHIELD agent Phil Coulson.
The West Wing, Season Four, episode 1-11
The character of FBI agent Mike Casper, from this series, is widely believed to be the same character as SHIELD agent Phil Coulson.

2003

The West Wing, Season Four, episode 12-23
The character of FBI agent Mike Casper, from this series, is widely believed to be the same character as SHIELD agent Phil Coulson.
Arrested Development, Season One, episodes 1-8
Tobias Funke from this series also appears in Avengers: Infinity War.
The West Wing, Season Five, episode 1-9
The character of FBI agent Mike Casper, from this series, is widely believed to be the same character as SHIELD agent Phil Coulson.

2004

The West Wing, Season Five, episode 10-22
The character of FBI agent Mike Casper, from this series, is widely believed to be the same character as SHIELD agent Phil Coulson.
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.
The West Wing, Season Five, episode 1-9
The character of FBI agent Mike Casper, from this series, is widely believed to be the same character as SHIELD agent Phil Coulson.

2005

The West Wing, Season Five, episode 10-22
The character of FBI agent Mike Casper, from this series, is widely believed to be the same character as SHIELD agent Phil Coulson.
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.
The West Wing, Season Six, episode 1-10
The character of FBI agent Mike Casper, from this series, is widely believed to be the same character as SHIELD agent Phil Coulson.

2006

The West Wing, Season Six, episode 11-22
The character of FBI agent Mike Casper, from this series, is widely believed to be the same character as SHIELD agent Phil Coulson.
Arrested Development, Season Three, episodes 9-13
Tobias Funke from this series also appears in Avengers: Infinity War.
The West Wing, Season Seven, episode 1-20
The character of FBI agent Mike Casper, from this series, is widely believed to be the same character as SHIELD agent Phil Coulson.

2007

The West Wing, Season Seven, episode 21-22
The character of FBI agent Mike Casper, from this series, is widely believed to be the same character as SHIELD agent Phil Coulson.

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.
Iron Fist, season two
not yet available
Daredevil, season three
not yet available
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.
Venom
The film on Blu-ray. According to Sony and Marvel, this film kinda-sorta takes place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, without directly interacting with it.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
The film on Blu-ray. Takes place in an alternate timeline to the MCU elsewhere in the multiverse at around the same time as Venom.
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.
Avengers: Endgame
The film opens in this year…

2023

Avengers: Endgame
…but the main body of it takes place in this year.
Spider-Man: Far From Home
Takes place shortly after Endgame.
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