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Chronological Marvel (No Spiderman Spoilers, Yes Endgame Spoilers)

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My mom is a big fan of Lost, and when I was 16 she had me watch it with her, since she had the full show on DVD, and I loved it too. I discovered a fanedit of Lost called Chronologically Lost, which puts the whole show into chronological order, and puts simultaneous scenes synchronously on screen at the same time.

Years later, watching Endgame in theaters, I was reminded of this, and thought I should make a fanedit like that. Marvel and Lost are very different stories, the timelines are handled very differently, and both stories’ approaches to time travel are on exact opposite extremes of the spectrum, and there aren’t as many cool simultaneous scenes that make Chronologically Lost so interesting, but it’s still a cool thing to check out.

I plan on putting the first 22 movies (Iron Man 1 through Endgame) in the fanedit, because they’re the “Infinity Saga”, however my girlfriend and my brother really want me to put Far From Home in the fanedit, saying it’s the real last movie in the Infinity Saga, not Endgame. I wouldn’t know, I haven’t seen Far From Home.

I’m putting the movies in as I rewatch them with my girlfriend, and my friend who’s helping with the fanedit. We want to rewatch them all partially to make sure I have the actual timelines of the movies down, but also partially just as an excuse to watch all the movies. Plus we’ve also put in Captain Marvel, Ant-Man and the Wasp, and Infinity War, since we’ve seen them recently enough that we remember them, at least much better than we remembered Iron Man 2, for example.

Endgame clips will be placed in the timeline normally, even in alternate universes. Simultaneous clips will be played simultaneously, clips that take place in the past just through time travel will be placed normally. Even like with the GotG1 opening and the Power Stone heist, where they clearly contradict each other.

I’m not sure if we’ll include the webisodes, Chronologically Lost did. We definitely will not be including the TV shows. The movies alone already have 47 hours and 48 minutes of runtime, we don’t need a TV show.

Here is the timeline so far. I’ll be updating this as we add movies.

This will probably come out shortly after Endgame is released on Blu Ray.

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That’s going to be one long Fan Edit mate 😉

Good luck with it 😃

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I’ll probably split it into parts. A 48 hour fanedit in one piece is probably pretty daunting, even if you never planned on watching the whole thing either way.

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This sounds awesome

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I made a four hour chronological edit of Captain America/ Marvel through Ant Man and the Wasp. Basically everything except Infinity War, End Game and Far From Home. After watching End Game, there’s a few things I’d want to change/ include, including replacing the bootleg Captain Marvel footage with DVD footage (yeah, it’s DVD quality, which is good enough for me). I’d like to share it with you, as well as see what your is like.

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If you want the chronology to be as accurate as possible, I suggest that you take a look at this detailed timeline that dozens of people have put together:

https://www.thecomicboard.com/threads/marvel-cinematic-universe-timeline-continued.14631/

All of the canonical tv shows are also in place on this timeline that you’ll have to ignore (unless you want a 500+ hour fan edit) since you’re just focusing on the movies.

I noticed you put Iron Man in 2010 and separated Iron Man 2, Thor, and The Incredible Hulk, whereas those three movies are usually put in the same week titled “Fury’s Big Week” according to other material. In the thread linked above, there’s also a spreadsheet put together detailing all the evidence people have scoured through; if I find it, I’ll be sure to link it here. Of course, this is mainly just me being OCD because I obsess over timelines and dates too much. The specifics porbably won’t matter to this fan edit unless you wanted to display the year on screen upon changing. I look forward to what you do!

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If you want the chronology to be as accurate as possible, I suggest that you take a look at this detailed timeline that dozens of people have put together:

https://www.thecomicboard.com/threads/marvel-cinematic-universe-timeline-continued.14631/

All of the canonical tv shows are also in place on this timeline

This would be a mammoth task to construct but at the same token if it was done correctly and the comics made into videos with background music so it would include everything in this list which would make it the fullest experience it would be a marvel fan’s ultimate dream. I for one would happily sit thru 500+ hours just to say I’d watched everything the way it should be and I put money on it that I wouldn’t be the only person. Like I said this is a mammoth task but I really hope someone or a team would take this into consideration:)

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Lesser said:

If you want the chronology to be as accurate as possible, I suggest that you take a look at this detailed timeline that dozens of people have put together:

https://www.thecomicboard.com/threads/marvel-cinematic-universe-timeline-continued.14631/

All of the canonical tv shows are also in place on this timeline that you’ll have to ignore (unless you want a 500+ hour fan edit) since you’re just focusing on the movies.

I’ve actually been looking for something like that, because I’m not a Marvel expert. Thanks!

I noticed you put Iron Man in 2010 and separated Iron Man 2, Thor, and The Incredible Hulk, whereas those three movies are usually put in the same week titled “Fury’s Big Week” according to other material. … The specifics porbably won’t matter to this fan edit unless you wanted to display the year on screen upon changing.

I do plan on showing the dates. My friend actually told me about Fury’s Big Week, although he wasn’t super specific (sorry if you’re reading this) and so I opted to put it in the order it’s in. There’s some other statement by the people who worked on the MCU I read back in 2015 or something that unless otherwise noted, the movies take place the year they come out. Obviously you can’t take that too seriously, Iron Man 2 and Thor are supposed to take place close together in time, they both came out in 2010 and 2011, yet Iron Man 2 takes place 6 months after 2008’s Iron Man 1. However, I tried following that rule where it made sense.

Obviously though if people are coming into the thread and pointing it out, Iron Man 2 and Thor taking place in the same week is probably pretty commonly accepted. I’ll fix that.

Me and my friends actually skipped Incredible Hulk while rewatching it, so I haven’t put it in yet.

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I’ve actually been looking for something like that, because I’m not a Marvel expert. Thanks!

I do plan on showing the dates. My friend actually told me about Fury’s Big Week, although he wasn’t super specific (sorry if you’re reading this) and so I opted to put it in the order it’s in. There’s some other statement by the people who worked on the MCU I read back in 2015 or something that unless otherwise noted, the movies take place the year they come out. Obviously you can’t take that too seriously, Iron Man 2 and Thor are supposed to take place close together in time, they both came out in 2010 and 2011, yet Iron Man 2 takes place 6 months after 2008’s Iron Man 1. However, I tried following that rule where it made sense.

Me and my friends actually skipped Incredible Hulk while rewatching it, so I haven’t put it in yet.

Not a problem! I think I placed Incredible Hulk there in my brain subconsciously, my bad. There’s a YouTube channel called “Geekritique” that also does a lot of videos on the MCU timeline, and in his Iron Man 2 video he mentions that 6 months later refers to 6 months after that opening scene that doesn’t necessarily have any confirmed time placement (I could be wrong as I don’t really remember the beginning of Iron Man 2. But Thor is definitely in 2011 based on Fury’s line in Avengers about him arriving the year before, and Avengers is double confirmed in 2012 through Endgame. For the most part, the movies taking place when they release is true unless stated otherwise like Black Panther, Homecoming, and Guardians 2 for example.

Quick question: Marvel Studios has put out these very short news videos on YouTube called “WHIH Newsfront” featuring reports within MCU about characters such as Scott Lang in prison and other events happening within the universe. Would you consider putting these in your chronological edit as a sort of buffer between the movies? There’s also a few one-shots found on some DVDs and probably online like one with Coulson on the way to Thor’s hammer.