The Marvel Cinematic Universe Has A Time Line And It’s Massive

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It seems the now almost a decade old Marvel Cinematic Universe has an internal timeline that may be as thought out as its comic book universe sibling. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts revealed this tidbit:

There’s an actual scroll that they unrolled for me. One of my producers, Eric Carroll, it was his first job at Marvel to work on a timeline and see where things line up and see where things didn’t quite line up. Like, ‘Oh, that’s when Captain America is born.’ Uh yes, it’s very long. It’s the most amazing thing because it starts, honestly, at the beginning of time — I don’t remember specifically, but I think it has something to do with Thor. It is truly an amazing document.

That’s not a surprise considering the MCU approach is kind of like a movie version of a multi-season TV show. And on TV, showrunners have been creating such timelines and show bibles for years. What do you guys think? Does that level of detail add to a cinematic universe? Or is it just overkill? Let us know and comment below!

Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theaters July 7.