TV, Film, and Entertainment News Daily

Handy Timeline Lays Out Events of Marvel Cinematic Universe

If while watching the $1 billion-plus blockbuster The Avengers you were a little fuzzy as to where the events of 2008’s The Incredible Hulk fit in with those of 2011’s Thor, or why the god of thunder left with the Tesseract, Marvel’s here to help: The studio has released the Jeff Powell-designed timeline of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that appeared in the book The Art of Marvel’s The Avengers.

The handy guide begins 1,000 years BIM — that’s before Tony Stark declared “I am Iron Man” — with the invasion of Earth by Jotenheim, and takes us through Bruce Banner’s bombardment by gamma radiation to the discovery of Captain America in the Arctic to the assembly of the Avengers. It’s fun, comprehensive stuff that even takes into account the “Marvel One-Shot: The Consultant” DVD extra, which of course means it’s just begging for someone to come along and point out a continuity error.


  • Mr. Q

    Very extensive but I think its missing the one year gap after the events of Incredible Hulk, Thor, and Iron Man 2 but before Captain America’s revival in the 21st century and the Avengers. *MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD* In Avengers, we find out that Banner has been without an incident for one year. Also, according to Thor in Avengers, a year had also past after Loki was believed to be dead after their final battle in Thor. I might be missing a few things since I haven’t picked up the movie comics.

  • jrau18

    Avengers seems to imply that Steve’s been back for a while. Not too long, but at least a few months.

  • RunnerX13

    Why is the focal point the end of Iron Man I?

  • jrau18

    Why not? It was the first big event in Avengers history in modern times. [Seemingly] the first superhero, and he goes public.

  • darthtigris

    Tessaract gets brought to Earth by Odin 600 years BIM … where’s that one coming from?

  • Michael J

    hmmmmmm…….comic book movies……drool…lol.