The MCU gets back on track.

Warning! Full SPOILERS follow for Avengers: Infinity War. Check out our SPOILER-FREE review right here.

Last year, Spider-Man: Homecoming threw a wrench in the MCU timeline with its opening title card that said the movie takes place eight years after the Battle of New York from the original Avengers movie.

Avengers is supposed to be set in 2012, so that means Homecoming, Ant-Man, Civil War, and Black Panther all take place in 2020, which shifts the entire MCU timeline four years and makes some earlier dates incorrect. Be sure to check out our full breakdown of the entire MCU timeline in chronological order right here.

Thanks to Tony Stark’s conversation with Doctor Strange on the “flying donut” in Avengers: Infinity War, we now know that the Spider-Man: Homecoming title card should have said, “4 years later,” instead of eight. Stark says that it’s been six years since the attack on New York, so there’s no way all of those other movies we previously mentioned take place post-Infinity War.

While Sony has not admitted to this oversight, the MCU time dilemma caused by Homecoming appears to be an honest mistake by the studio.

What do you think about the MCU’s time inconsistencies? Let us know in the comments. If you want to know more about Avengers: Infinity War, check out our ending explained article.

David Griffin still watches DuckTales in his pajamas with a cereal bowl in hand. He’s also the TV Editor for IGN. Say hi on Twitter.


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