The Entire MCU Timeline Explained

  • Published on Jun 8, 2019
  • The massive scope of the MCU has allowed Marvel Studios to create a sprawling, interconnected universe built on a shared continuity, and much like the comics the movies are based on, that means things can get pretty complicated.
    The Marvel Cinematic Universe doesn't start with Tony Stark getting kidnapped in 2008, Carol Danvers being taken to Hala in the '90s, or even with Steve Rogers volunteering for the Super Soldier program in the '40s. Instead, like most universes, this one starts at the Big Bang.

    Going chronologically, the first event we see in the MCU is the creation of the Infinity Stones. As the Collector explains in Guardians of the Galaxy, they were formed from the "six singularities" that caused the universe to explode into existence, before being scattered across the universe.
    That, of course, was billions of years ago, but "millions of years" before we get to the present-day MCU, Ego the Living Planet comes into existence and starts seeding worlds with his essence in an attempt to create another Celestial being like himself.
    Watch the video to see the entire MCU timeline explained!
    #MCU #MarvelCinematicUniverse #InfinityWar
    In the beginning... | 0:13
    A long, long time ago... | 1:00
    Life during wartime: the 1940s | 2:32
    The Silver Age: the mid 20th century | 4:00
    Recent history: the late 20th century | 5:09
    Meanwhile… | 6:51
    Only '90s kids will remember the Kree-Skrull War: 1990s | 7:28
    The Marvel Age of Cinema: 2008 | 9:20
    Phase One: 2009 - 2011 | 11:09
    Assembly: 2012 - 2013 | 12:38
    Phase Two and aftermath: 2014 - 2016 | 14:22
    Disassembled: 2015 - 2017 | 16:28
    Three very different homecomings: 2017 - 2018 | 18:16
    The Infinity War(s): 2018 - 2023 | 19:45
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  • CarlBonnieFanX9
    CarlBonnieFanX9 Hour ago

    ..How did they got the tesseract out from Fury's Cat. I thought that cat ate it or atleast a Flenchkin(is that spelling right?) ate it.

  • OverLordValkorin
    OverLordValkorin 21 hour ago

    Guys what is the background song

  • Hafiz Azim
    Hafiz Azim 2 days ago +3

    This makes my universe seem like 14 million and 6 shades of grey

  • Flash Edwards
    Flash Edwards 2 days ago

    Mind stone* Sekovia is a city*

  • kat
    kat 4 days ago +2

    this isnt a timeline this is just what are all the movies about in 22 minutes

  • Mayank si
    Mayank si 5 days ago

    2:48 you are wrong

  • Nelson aka SpOOKY
    Nelson aka SpOOKY 6 days ago +1

    steve rogers: we should move on with our lives, gotta move on....
    also steve rogers: *decides not to move on*

  • Rubi Heyward
    Rubi Heyward 6 days ago +1

    Vision and Black Widow die.

  • Charlotte x
    Charlotte x 7 days ago +1


  • V World Live Gaming
    V World Live Gaming 7 days ago

    Story time 🔥🔥❤️ I love you 3000

  • Thanos
    Thanos 9 days ago +2

    New timeline who dis?

  • Karl Aschnikow
    Karl Aschnikow 10 days ago

    It was Ivan Vanko who controlled the drones. Anton was his father and Partner of Howard Stark.

  • Mohammed Shafei
    Mohammed Shafei 10 days ago

    What a shame this awesome video comes with this awful music track

  • Joel Williams
    Joel Williams 10 days ago

    The 2nd greatest story ever told!

  • Hamzus
    Hamzus 12 days ago


    EL TOMMY 13 days ago

    15:15 it's the mind stone

  • may siste
    may siste 13 days ago

    me:has watched all the movies
    also me: *watches this*

    • Cause Effect
      Cause Effect 9 days ago

      i don't want to watch all.... where can i start and still have a clue?

  • Yanke Financial, LLC
    Yanke Financial, LLC 15 days ago

    Bucky didn't kill King Tchaka.

  • Saleh AlMosaad
    Saleh AlMosaad 15 days ago +2

    15:10 looper: ThEy UsEd ThE sOuL sToNe To MaKe ViSiOn

    *Confused marvel geek noises*

  • Lynwen Roman
    Lynwen Roman 15 days ago

    Hey @Looper I’m looking for the SFX soundtrack details on this production, please. It’s not credited.

  • Matthew Gosmore
    Matthew Gosmore 17 days ago

    Sorry just can't let this pass...
    Its the fucking MIND STONE to make vision not the SOUL STONE.

  • IamBoared Lol
    IamBoared Lol 18 days ago

    Actually the Kree wiped Carols memory not the blast

  • Abood
    Abood 18 days ago

    WAYATHAF IS WRONG WITH YOU IT’S The Mind not Soul Stone

  • Ian Nicol
    Ian Nicol 20 days ago

    OHHHH! So close - so very close. You did a great job on the video but messed up one part: Dr. Strange starts AFTER Civil War - not during. If you listen to him sorting through calls while speeding in his car, one of those calls is for doing some work on Rhodes. He refuses to do it because it's unlikely to succeed might tarnish his success ratio and immediately gets into his accident.

  • olirisky
    olirisky 21 day ago

    didnt mention clint’s and natasha’s meeting and clint saving her

  • Genico X
    Genico X 23 days ago

    Soul stone?! In visions mind?! Are you kidding me?!!?!?!

  • Nerd Niche
    Nerd Niche 23 days ago

    Wicked video! Looking forward to seeing all of the future MCU films!

  • Martin Anastacio
    Martin Anastacio 24 days ago

    Is it *"SHIELD"* or *"Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division"* ?
    (6:08) In 1989, Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division was made.
    In the first Iron Man movie (2008), Pepper Potts said "Its quite a mouthful" and Agent Coulson replied by "We're working on that."...
    But back in 1995 when Fury met Vers, Fury said that his organization was named as "S.H.I.E.L.D."
    So in 1995 Fury said its *Shield* , but in 2008 Agent Coulson still doesn't know it and still calls his organization in its Loooooooooooong naaaaaaaaaaame

  • OG _Killer
    OG _Killer 24 days ago

    Not the soul stone the mind stone

  • Gabor Toth
    Gabor Toth 24 days ago

    Ahem....The issue with Cap..He goes back to the past, live his life with Peggy but STAYS in the same timeline, growing older and that`s how he gives the shield at the end. He did not used the quantum machine to return (no quantum suit has worn by him at the meeting) The "official" explanation is he returned to a previous timeframe and simply waited to the right moment, however it can not be true, as you need the timemachine for jump, the particles themself are not enough (if i remember right) even if you use them, you`ll return to the machine

  • MarvelKid 1129
    MarvelKid 1129 25 days ago


  • Tabish Faridi
    Tabish Faridi 25 days ago

    Visison was born with mind stone... not soul

  • Darly Grimes
    Darly Grimes 26 days ago +1

    Explain the timeline after Endgame.....

  • Reptar
    Reptar 26 days ago

    I am marry Poppins yall!!

  • Trenton Truong
    Trenton Truong 27 days ago

    The battle of New York. You meant

  • Ansh Banka
    Ansh Banka 27 days ago +1

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is set four months after the first, u misplaced it??

  • Leo Chen
    Leo Chen 27 days ago

    *Mind Stone*

  • karthikeyan thangaraju

    My head is spinning..

  • earning trips free earing

    Thor 4

  • Mason Hill
    Mason Hill 28 days ago

    Iron man 3 takes place Christmas of 2012
    Guardians of the galaxy 2 takes place a few months after the first one: 2014.
    Black panther starts a week after Civil War: 2016
    Spiderman homecoming takes place a few months after Civil war: 2016
    Loki pretends to be Odin for 4 years not 2 since Ragnarok takes place in 2017 and Loki “dies” in 2013
    Doctor Strange is 2016-2017

    • Mason Hill
      Mason Hill 28 days ago

      Here’s my timeline
      Captain America: 1942-1945
      Captain Marvel: 1995
      Iron Man: 2008
      Iron Man 2: 2010
      (I can maybe move iron man 1 to fall 2009 so iron man 2 can take place spring 2010)
      Hulk: 2011
      Thor: 2011
      Avengers: 2012
      Iron man 3: 2012
      Thor The Dark World: 2013
      Captain America Winter Soldier: 2014
      Guardians of the Galaxy 1&2: 2014
      Avengers Age of Ultron: 2015
      Antman: 2015
      Captain America Civil War: 2016
      Black Panther: 2016
      Spiderman Homecoming: 2016
      Doctor Strange: 2016-2017
      Thor Ragnarok: 2017-2018
      Avengers Infinity War: 2018
      Antman and the Wasp: 2018
      Avengers Endgame: 2023
      Spiderman Far From Home: 2024

  • Jackson Franke
    Jackson Franke 28 days ago

    Uh vision uses the mind stone not the soul stone

  • Cheryl Wilson
    Cheryl Wilson 29 days ago

    Thanos killed half of the universe just because of his ocd problem

  • Jason Personette
    Jason Personette 29 days ago

    They didn't even touch on any of the TV series

  • FireEye
    FireEye Month ago

    When your 8 minutes in and the only movie youve gotten through is captain america

  • Anne Florian
    Anne Florian Month ago

    "jUStiN HAmMer aND aNtON VAnkO REverSE EnGInEeR" 11:28

  • ID 4 Life
    ID 4 Life Month ago

    You guys couldn’t have waited until Spider-Man: Far From Home? You could have told Mysterio’s story.

  • DaeAun Trotter
    DaeAun Trotter Month ago


  • Pete Pete Gaming
    Pete Pete Gaming Month ago

    damn this music is obnoxious and annoying

  • StrangerOf The206
    StrangerOf The206 Month ago +6

    Excuse me, ummmm, WHO beheaded Thanos?!?
    S T O R M B R E A K E R !

  • Krrish YT
    Krrish YT Month ago

    Mind stone

  • Rodney Coburn
    Rodney Coburn Month ago

    Vision was made from the Mind Stone, not the Soul Stone

  • jake long
    jake long Month ago

    15:10 its mind stone not soul stone

  • Betty Chen
    Betty Chen Month ago +8

    "And ate a cheese burger"

  • Website guy
    Website guy Month ago

    Carol Danvers hahaha ha hahahaha wooh good one . Sheesh wooh.

  • Website guy
    Website guy Month ago

    Look at Peggy Carters face. She looks like a man.

  • Nitesh Dureja
    Nitesh Dureja Month ago

    They use mind stone to make vision not soul stone 15:05

  • Wesley Wallace
    Wesley Wallace Month ago

    Friga raised Thor...his mother is Jörð....oh that's right MCU people can't read.

  • Robinder Paul
    Robinder Paul Month ago

    Great work

  • Blueberry_ Muffin
    Blueberry_ Muffin Month ago +1

    I’m a simple person
    I see MCU I click