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"I am Iron Man."
―Tony Stark[src]

This is a timeline of events that occurred during the 2000s.

2000

January

1st

Aldrich 1999

Aldrich Killian waiting on the roof for Tony Stark

  • Bern 2000: New Year's Day comes, and the distraught Aldrich Killian is still waiting for Tony Stark on the roof of a building in Bern, Switzerland, because Stark promised to meet him there. Meanwhile, Stark chose to party and sleep with Maya Hansen. Seeing the New Year's celebrations below inspires Killian to continue his work without Stark. That morning, Maya Hansen wakes up to find Stark has discreetly left her.[1]

3rd

April

13th

Defenders NYB Promo 5

Three's Company

  • 14-year-old Jessica Jones, her parents, Brian Jones and Alisa Jones, and her 10-year-old brother, Phillip Jones leave for an Easter vacation. Her father gets distracted, due to a fight between Jessica and Phillip over a video game, causing their car to crash with a truck that is carrying a container of chemicals. The Jones family die in the crash, leaving Jessica as the only survivor.[2][3]
  • Talent agent Dorothy Walker pays IGH for Jones' medical bills while she is comatose, hoping to adopt her as a publicity stunt to promote her daughter Patsy's television show.[2][3]

May

June

  • Jones finds out that Dorothy Walker hits her daughter, Trish Walker. She reveals her powers to Trish and promises her that she will protect her from her mother.[4]

November

Spidey Profile

Peter Parker in the present day

7th

  • A new president is elected to replace Bill Clinton, whose presidency was influenced by elements of HYDRA.[10]

2001

March

8th

13th

18th

30th

  • The Rand Enterprises commercial is released.[17][18]

May

3rd

June

28th

Will Astronaut

Will Daniels is sent to Maveth

July

1st

10th

15th

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Danny Rand and Joy and Ward Meachum in 2001

  • Danny Rand breaks his arm in a skateboarding accident.[22][23]

September

11th

12th

13th

October

23rd

Young Danny(2)

A young Danny Rand survives the airplane crash

29th

30th

2002

January

Comandante

Comandante Camilla Reyes

August

19th

20th

2003

January

10th

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Simon Williams dressed as Arkon

March

20th

22nd

  • In an act orchestrated by HYDRA, eight thousand members of Iraq's 51st Infantry Division surrender to American and British forces.[10]

May

18th

July

30th

  • The Meachums spend the summer in the Hamptons together, their last before Harold Meachum would pass away from cancer months later.[34][35]

August

29th

Nelson Meets Murdock

Murdock meets Nelson

  • Having been accepted into Columbia University Law School, Matt Murdock enters his room and introduces himself to his new roommate Foggy Nelson, who is signing on to a Punjabi course at the last minute. Nelson admits that he heard about what had happened to Murdock as a child and is excited for their upcoming three years together.[36]

October

22nd

November

1st

SVRTeam-SurrondingCoulson

Ivanov's SVR unit surrounds Phil Coulson

  • Working for the SVR, Anton Ivanov and his unit are sent to collect the Russian 0-8-4 from an old military compound called the Burkov Mining Facility.[37][38]
  • Phil Coulson, a Level 4 agent, is sent to this facility on a S.H.I.E.L.D. mission with Melinda May, Level 3.[37][38] *Coulson and May's orders are to retrieve the 0-8-4 in Russia. They are discovered by Ivanov's SVR soldiers while cracking a safe. Coulson tries to negotiate with the Russian soldiers, claiming that he has been sent to investigate a biohazard leak, although Ivanov's commander remains highly skeptical of him. May escapes with the 0-8-4, abandoning Coulson, causing him to be captured by the SVR Soldiers. May soon returns, attacking Ivanov and his unit and freeing Coulson. They escape with the 0-8-4.[37][38]
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Melinda May, agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., Level 3

  • As a result of this, Ivanov's unit are tortured and executed for their failure, although Ivanov manages to escape the same punishment. Ivanov goes on to directly blame Coulson and all of S.H.I.E.L.D. for the incident which killed his unit.[37][38]

8th

9th

December

26th

  • Harold Meachum is approached by The Hand organization, days before he is expected to die. They offer him the opportunity to be resurrected after his passing, and he accepts.[41][13]

27th

  • Harold in thought

    Harold Meachum's penthouse in 2016

    Harold Meachum buys an art deco building to live in secretly after his resurrection.[41][42]

2004

January

4th

5th

7th

  • The Hand resurrects Harold Meachum as promised, 3 days after his death. He ceases to age biologically, his body remaining 41 years old.[13]

April

TheIncredibleHulk snapshot 00.02.09

Banner joins the Bio-Tech Force Enhancement Project at Culver University

18th

23rd

June

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Garrett trains Grant Ward

5th

July

September

19th

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Ward Meachum's LinkedIn profile

  • Turning 18, Ward Meachum steps down from Domani Architecture to prepare to take over the company of Rand Enterprises.[15][27]

November

16th

December

1st

2005

April

5th

16th

19th

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Ross confronts Banner

25th

May

19th

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Hulk's incidents

  • Banner tries to flee from the United States and into Canada by sneaking into a truck that was heading through the border with Idaho. Banner is caught but when the State Troopers officers try to arrest him, Banner is forced to transform into Hulk.[44][45]
  • Hulk flees after the incident. In his run, the Hulk is sighted by locals along the U.S./Canada border.[44][45]
  • After the incident, a watch is found with the words "To Bruce, all my love, Betty" inscribed on the back of it.[44][45]

October

8th

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Elektra Natchios meets Matt Murdock

  • Murdock and Nelson gatecrash an expensive party together, and there Murdock meets fellow student Elektra Natchios. As the two of them talk, Natchios deduces things about him, however, Murdock uses his wit to keep the conversation going, and the two leave the party together, getting into another person's sports car and driving off. From then on, the two continue to commit reckless acts together and get closer.[54]

9th

18th

  • In South America, Banner is attacked by the criminal leader Espinoza and his men and transforms into the Hulk, destroying the terrorist hideout.[44][45]
  • Emil Blonsky and his team later arrives at the village discovering a path of destruction left by Hulk.
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    Banner transforms into the Hulk

    This is reported to Thaddeus Ross, his first lead on Banner in months, since the incident on the U.S./Canada border.[44][45]

29th

  • Late at night, Matt Murdock and Elektra Natchios break into Fogwell's Gym. The two of them discuss their pasts and learn more about each other, with both also mentioning that they have enjoyed the last few weeks together. They begin to playfully fight in the boxing ring, but the intimacy leads the two of them passionately making love in that gym for the first time.[54]

December

10th

  • Attack on Roscoe Sweeney: In the night, Natchios takes Murdock to an expensive penthouse. They break in and go to the kitchen, taking food from the fridge and discussing the passionate and luxurious future that the two of them want to have together.
    Kinbaku

    Attack on Roscoe Sweeney

    When they hear noises, Natchios goes ahead of Murdock, and when he walks into the room, she gleefully tells him that she has Roscoe Sweeney, the killer of Murdock's father, bound to a chair for him to enact revenge on. This was his house all along, and she expected him to appreciate the gesture. Murdock is at first reluctant, but Natchios manipulates him to start punching Sweeney. Because of her, he begins to savor the feeling of revenge. However, when she then tries to get him to kill Sweeney, Murdock realizes what a dangerous relationship he has got himself into. He steps away, breaking off his relationship with Natchios, and calls the police; however, when he looks around, Natchios is gone.[54]

2006

February

7th

HulkInterceptedEmail

Banner's attempt at contacting Betty Ross

April

18th

22nd

25th

  • Murdock and Nelson College

    Matt Murdock and Foggy Nelson swear to be business partners

    With their finals fast approaching after nearly 3 years of law school, having now developed a strong friendship, Nelson often jokes about Murdock's blindness, while Murdock would tease Nelson about many of his poor life choices, such as his decision to join a course studying Punjabi simply to get close to a girl. On a night out together when they really should be studying, Nelson asks Murdock what happened to "the Greek girl" who Murdock was dating, to which Murdock simply replies that things did not work out. The two joke about their future as partners at law, and they swear to work together for many years.[58][36]

May

14th

  • On his way back to Canada from South America, Bruce Banner is sighted in Dakota when he transforms into the Hulk.[44][24]

27th

28th

HulkCanadaSighting

Hulk is sighted by locals in Canada

June

7th

  • The military loses Bruce Banner, who eventually arrives in Eastern Nunavut near Greenland, in the Arctic Circle to commit suicide in a place where his body would not be found.[44][59]
  • In the Arctic, Banner tries to shoot himself in the mouth.[44][59][60]
  • Hulk-ice-scene-cap

    Banner prepares to kill himself

    However, the attempt fails and he turns into Hulk, who spits out the bullet, and Banner wakes up afterwards.[44][59][60]

13th

August

2nd

  • Banner is sighted near Osaka, Japan.[44][24]

6th

  • Banner is sighted in Sapporo, Japan.[44][24]

September

1st

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Akela Amador as a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent

4th

14th

30th

October

21st

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Banner's first incident in 2007

  • This is the last sighting of Bruce Banner for at least five months, as he is involved in an incident which destroys another truck. [44][24]

November

14th

2007

January

22nd

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A report on Banner

March

2nd

  • A flight on this date is pinned as significant by the U.S. military.[44][24]

19th

November

December

15th

2008

February

14th

Simon Williams Oh, Rebecca Poster

Oh, Rebecca

March

1st

  • Nick Fury, in disguise, finds Bruce Banner in a bar and tries to find out what Thaddeus Ross' "Super-Soldier Program" did to him. He tells Agents Johnson and Peterson to gain Banner's trust and see how he reacts to certain things, so the agents pretend they were dating and Johnson cheated on Peterson with him. Banner gets confused when Johnson pulls him toward her, and Peterson threatens him. The stress of the situation causes Banner to turn into Hulk and go on a rampage.[44][65]

3rd

May

6th

  • Eva Belyakov, a member of the Inhuman community in Afterlife, goes rogue after Jiaying refuses to allow Belyakov's unstable daughter, Katya, to go through Terrigenesis.[66]
  • She takes with her an assortment of stolen Terrigen Crystals, which she uses to transform Katya without the proper mental conditioning.
    Eva Belyakov Powers

    Reports on Belyakov

    Katya develops sensory manipulating powers and a hunger for pain. The mother-daughter duo travel to Bahrain, where they create chaos by using Katya's powers to sap the emotional energies from local civilians.[66]

15th

  • Rescue in Bahrain: S.H.I.E.L.D. takes notice of Eva Belyakov's activities and tracks her down to Manama, Bahrain. A team led by Phil Coulson and Melinda May is dispatched to analyze Belyakov for the Index; they are unaware of Katya's involvement or powers. Eva and Katya assume control of a group of gangsters and hold the entire S.H.I.E.L.D., minus Coulson and May,
    Becoming The Cavalry

    Agent Melinda May cradling the deceased Katya Belyakov

    hostage within a warehouse. May ventures into the warehouse alone and crosses off the controlled gangsters and Eva. Katya reveals herself to May and nearly uses her powers to kill the subjugated S.H.I.E.L.D. team, forcing May to shoot her dead. For her role in saving them, the S.H.I.E.L.D. team gives May the nickname "The Cavalry", a moniker she grows to despise.[66][67]
  • Jiaying and Gordon travel to Manama with the intention of dealing with Eva and Katya themselves, but find that S.H.I.E.L.D. has already killed them.[66]

16th

  • May returns to the United States, traumatized by the ordeal in Manama. She shuts herself off from everyone, including her husband Andrew Garner.
    Garner-MarrageFailure

    Garner worries about his marriage

    Over time, their marriage falls apart. With approval from Maria Hill, May switches from field duty to a simple desk job.[66]

June

22nd

August

8th

20th

Toomes & Schultz (Battle of New York - Homecoming)

Adrian Toomes' Crew in 2012

  • Adrian Toomes' Crew is formed as they start salvaging items to sell from wreckages. As more and more superheroes would begin to arise in the following 8 years, none interfered with their business, even as they turned to the illegal black market in 2012, until Spider-Man finally intervened in 2016.[71][72]

22nd

October

31st

Simon Williams Haxan 2 Poster

Haxan 2

November

4th

28th

December

19th

  • Happy Hogan acquires an engagement ring for Tony Stark to propose with in the future, to whomever he should marry, and holds onto it for the next 8 years.[72]

2009

January

30th

February

11th

  • Tony Stark wins the Apogee award, but is not present to accept it. Instead, he is gambling.[8][80][81]
  • Stark is approached by Vanity Fair reporter Christine Everhart, and gives witty responses to her questions. He convinces her to spend the night with him, and takes her back to his mansion.[8][80][81]
  • Stark and Everhart sleep together.[8][80][81]

12th

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Everhart in Tony Stark's Mansion

13th

14th

March

1st

2nd

6th

9th

Winter-Solder-Sniper

Winter Soldier

May

1st

Sitwell and Fury searching Iron Man

Sitwell and Fury

3rd

4th

  • Potts grimaces as she watches online videos mocking Stark's change in business plan, when she gets a call to go downstairs and help Stark. He asks her help in replacing his electromagnet with a newer arc reactor, and she squeamishly helps him with the operation, nearly causing him a cardiac arrest from a mistake she makes, but ultimately succeeding in the procedure. Stark then tells her to simply dispose of the old reactor, but she decides otherwise.[8][89][86][81]

18th

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Stark meets with Colonel James Rhodes

  • A fortnight after his return, and with his injuries healed, Tony Stark visits James Rhodes as he talks to air force recruits in a hangar. He explains to Rhodes that he is considering starting a whole new project for enforcing peace.[8][89][81]

20th

26th

  • Stark opens a file for his new design project, the "Mark II".[8][89][81]

June

Davidsamuels

The five candidates

20th

24th

  • Several weeks after Stark's escape, the Ten Rings find the armor he used to escape, left in pieces in the desert.[8][89][81]

25th

July

20th

23rd

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Stark begins building his new armored suit

  • Stark continues to work on his new armor, putting together the legs of the suit.[8][89][81]

August

6th

  • Tony Stark begins his log of tests for the new suit of armor, beginning "Day 1", first testing the flight capabilities. However, he underestimates the power of the thrusters, and flies up and backwards into the wall behind him.[8][89][81]

9th

  • Imir kidnaps several Dwarves and threatens to take over Asgard. He battles Thor, who defeats him by electrocuting him into submission.[94]
TStark-AwkwardFlightTest

Stark tests the suit's new flight capabilities

  • Stark continues to work on improving his suit.[8][89][81]

13th

  • While he works on the arms of the new armor, Stark is interrupted when Pepper Potts visits with a gift for him. He does not notice that it is his old arc reactor, put in a case, and marked with the text, "Proof that Tony Stark has a heart."[8][89][81]
  • Stark goes upstairs to see Obadiah Stane, and they discuss the dramatic drop in Stark Industries stock following Stark's change of heart in the business' motivations.[8][89][81]

16th

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Mark II

  • On "Day 11" of tests, Stark tries again with the flight capabilities. He manages to control the flight better, and is excited by his progress. Stark then spends the following months working on all the other parts of the armor.[8][89][81]

October

11th

November

5th

Book in Hulk film

Inventory of Rare and Endangered Tracheophyta of Amazônia

  • After eventually heading to South America, Bruce Banner starts to look for vascular plants that could inhibit radiation and therefore, find the key to cure his condition. He has another incident turning into the Hulk, his final incident for 6 months.[44][24]

6th

  • As the U.S. military follows the new lead on Banner, tracing from Africa to South America, Banner travels to Rio de Janeiro.[44][24]

8th

  • Banner contacts Samuel Sterns for help in developing a cure. They communicate using code-names of "Mr. Blue" and "Mr. Green".
    Hulk9-1-1-

    Samuel Sterns' S.H.I.E.L.D. database file

    Acting on a suggestion from Mr. Blue, Banner researches Amazonia Tracheophytes for a lead on the cure.[44][24]

11th

15th

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  • Stark starts a new log about his armors, beginning a new "Day 1". He recounts his escape from Afghanistan, before beginning his first test of the newly-completed Mark II armor. [8][97][98][87][81]
  • Tony Stark flies the Mark II armor using newly fitted flight stabilizers, but discovers an icing problem.[8][98][81][87]

16th

  • Stark analyzes more data and decides to rebuild his suit using gold titanium from an old project to solve the icing problem. He also instructs J.A.R.V.I.S. to add "hot-rod red" paint trimming to the next suit, code-named "Mark III".[8][98][99][81][83]
  • Stark leaves his mansion to attend the third annual benefit dinner for the
    Coulson Stark

    Coulson and Tony Stark talk for the first time

    Fire-Fighters Family Fund while the new suit is being assembled and painted. At the charity event, Phil Coulson approaches Stark and books an appointment for the 24th to discuss his escape from the Ten Rings. Stark dances with Pepper Potts, and they share a moment together in the moonlight.[8][98][99][81][83]
  • Christine Everhart, the reporter Stark slept with prior to leaving for Afghanistan, shows him photographs of his weapons being used by a terrorist group the previous day in the Afghan town of Gulmira, Ho Yinsen's home village.[8][98][99][81][83]
  • Stark confronts Obadiah Stane, who reveals that he has filed an injunction against him.[8][98][99][81][83]

17th

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Iron Man after destroying a tank

24th

Pepper-Potts-hacking

Potts hacks into Obadiah Stane's computer

25th

December

7th

  • Stark finally has the time to update his log again, making the entry for "Day 23", in which he recounts the Iron Man suit's performance in the Battle of Gulmira.[8][97][87][81]

14th

  • Stark updates his log again, making the entry for "Day 30", recounting the Iron Man suit's performance in the Duel of Los Angeles. He decides he will have to work on the suit's delivery system.[8][97][87][81]

16th

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Time Magazine from 2009

18th

19th

  • Trying to have a serious relationship after the revelation that he is Iron Man, Stark starts a relationship with Lina.[103][104]

28th

Lina

Lina tries to escape from Tony Stark's Mansion

  • Knowing that she is dating Stark, the Ten Rings kidnaps Lina's son so as to blackmail her to obtain the blueprints from the Iron Man Armor.[103][104]
  • Lina tries to obtain the blueprints but J.A.R.V.I.S. stops her, as she manages to escape Stark locates and asks for an explanation. She explains the situation to him and Stark goes to rescue her son successfully.[103][104]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Iron Man 3
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 In AKA Take a Bloody Number, it is shown that the medical bills for Jessica following her family's car crash are from "04/13/00". This would suggest that the accident was soon before/on this date. It is taken as being the exact date, as that is about the earliest it could be for the family to be going on vacation - Easter vacation, 10 days before Easter Sunday. This fits with the fact that when Jessica looks at her diary from old home in AKA Top Shelf Perverts, it is shown that her entries were infrequent, and her last was in September 1999.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Jessica Jones: 1.08: AKA WWJD?
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Jessica Jones: 1.11: AKA I've Got the Blues
  5. New York Bulletin website
  6. In Captain America: Civil War, Peter Parker is 15 years old. The day Stark picks up Parker in Captain America: Civil War is dated to Friday, June 24, 2016, and when he returns him is the very early hours of Monday, June 27, 2016 (see other references). Therefore, with Parker's role beginning on June 24, 2016, he has to have been born at the latest on June 23, 2001. In Spider-Man: Homecoming he is still said to be "15", and that film ends on September 26, 2016 (the Monday following the homecoming dance on September 23rd), therefore meaning Parker was born at the earliest on September 27, 2000. So, Parker's birthday is in the region of September 27, 2000-June 23, 2001. On top of this, Jon Watts said, "the eight-year-old Peter had seen Stark say, 'I am Iron Man,' on TV." "I am Iron Man" is dated to November 25, 2009 (see other references), putting Peter's birthday at the earliest on November 26, 2009. Peter is also traditionally 15 years old when he is bitten, which is dated to December 1, 2015 (see other references). This would put his birthday from November 26-30, 2000.
  7. As Rogers watches TV, the Attack on the IFID Headquarters is stated to be "last month". The Spider-Man: Homecoming Prelude also states that the Bombing of the Vienna International Centre is "one month later", after Lagos. WHiH gave the timeline date for the Lagos incident as May 3, 2016 (see other references), putting the rest of the events of Captain America: Civil War in June. However, in Spider-Man: Homecoming, it jumps forward to "two months later," to the firm date of September 8, 2016. Assuming the 2 is rounded, this still works with June so long as it is very late June. It has to be as late as possible in June, but before schools broke up in New York on June 28th (1, 2), as Parker gets home from school and still has homework to do. In Spider-Man: Homecoming, Stark says that he took Parker for the "weekend," therefore making the date he picks up Parker Friday 24th June, and when he returns him the very early hours of Monday 27th June. These are the only dates which fit as being a weekend, before schools break up, a rounded 2 months before September 8th, and still the month following the May 3, 2016 Lagos incident, as well as a loose (May to June) "one month" after the incident, thus placing Captain America: Civil War firmly around these dates.
  8. 8.00 8.01 8.02 8.03 8.04 8.05 8.06 8.07 8.08 8.09 8.10 8.11 8.12 8.13 8.14 8.15 8.16 8.17 8.18 8.19 8.20 8.21 8.22 8.23 8.24 8.25 8.26 8.27 8.28 8.29 8.30 8.31 8.32 8.33 8.34 8.35 8.36 8.37 8.38 8.39 8.40 8.41 8.42 8.43 8.44 8.45 8.46 8.47 8.48 8.49 The timeline placements for Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor, and The Incredible Hulk are fraught with contradictions and problems. As detailed on Marvel's timeline, Iron Man spans 9 months from Tony's kidnapping to "I am Iron Man", then Iron Man 2 is 6 months later. With Tony's birthday appearing in Iron Man 2, which is May 29th (as shown on a file in a deleted scene from The Avengers and on display at an event, and lining up with other evidence placing the film in May), Iron Man 2 is set mostly in May, and Iron Man is February-November of the year before, which also lines up with its own evidence. However, the evidence for which years they are set in is contradictory.
    A date on a TV in Iron Man which says "May 4, 2008"; Vision's line from Captain America: Civil War firmly on June 20, 2016, saying, "In the 8 years since Mr. Stark announced himself as Iron Man…"; and a statement from Kevin Feige (1, 2) implying 4 years between Iron Man and The Avengers, which is set in May 2012, all would suggest that Iron Man is set in 2008.
    Marvel's timeline showing that "I am Iron Man" is approximately 67 years after March 1942 (date shown on-screen in Captain America: The First Avenger), when Schmidt took the Tesseract, 67 years after June 22, 1943 (date given by newspaper and confirmed by Marvel), when Steve got his powers, 64 years after March 4, 1945 (date given by newspaper in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and matches other evidence), when Steve went into the ice, and 5 years after April 16, 2005 (date given in The Incredible Hulk: The Big Picture and matches other evidence), when Bruce became the Hulk, meaning the timeline overall presents late 2009 for "I am Iron Man"; Jon Watts saying that "the eight-year-old Peter had seen Stark say, 'I am Iron Man,' on TV," and again that Peter was 8 at that moment, with the fact that Peter was born around late 2000-early 2001 (from evidence in Captain America: Civil War and Spider-Man: Homecoming); and Melinda, set firmly in April 2015, flashing back to "7 years ago" when the Avengers Initiative was just starting up, before Iron Man, all suggest that Iron Man is set in 2009.
    The second half of Iron Man 2, the events of Thor, and the second half of The Incredible Hulk are all set in the same week, known as Fury's Big Week, as detailed in the The Avengers Prelude: Fury's Big Week comic, on Marvel's timeline, and shown in the films. Iron Man 2 also cannot span more than a few weeks, because the Expo is said to only be a year long, and there is "362 days remaining" on the day of Pepper's hiring and "343 days remaining on the day of the Battle at Stark Expo; the Monaco incident, which is after Pepper's hiring, is shown on Marvel's timeline to still be 6 months after "I am Iron Man", when the senate meeting is also said to be 6 months after "I am Iron Man" and the Expo opening is shown to be at least 6 months after "I am Iron Man", so the Monaco incident is definitely within a month of the Expo opening; the The Avengers: Iron Man Mark VII comic shows that the ice problem test flight in Iron Man is on, or after "Day 1", that Monaco is between "Day 189" and "Day 199", and the Battle at Stark Expo in Fury's Big Week is before "Day 199", meaning that the end of Iron Man 2 is just over 6 months max. after; plus, the rate at which Tony's palladium poisoning is increasing means that the film cannot realistically span more than a few weeks anyway.
    The Stark Expo 2010 website saying that the Expo began on May 7, 2010; Ross saying in The Incredible Hulk that Bruce "made it 5 years" and Samson saying in a deleted scene, "You don't drop your career and disappear off the face of the Earth for 5 years just because you have an anger management issue," when we know Bruce went on the run on April 19, 2005; a computer in Iron Man 2 saying "05.06.10"; the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique appearing in Iron Man 2, which is a biannual event which was held in May 2010; Blonsky being known to have been born on "March 1, 1971," as said in a deleted scene, and saying he is "39"; Fury saying Steve slept for "almost 70 years" in Captain America: The First Avenger, Steve saying he slept for "70 years" in The Avengers, and then more specific with "65 years" in Spider-Man: Homecoming, overall implying he slept for about 66½-66¾ years, and having gone into the ice on March 4, 1945 (date given in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and matches other evidence), implying he woke around late 2011, and The Avengers Prelude: Fury's Big Week saying that this is "one year later" after the end of Fury's Big Week; Tony Stark's file, on display at an event and shown in a deleted scene from The Avengers, saying he was CEO of Stark Industries until 2010; Natasha saying to Bruce on May 2, 2012, "You've been more than a year without an incident. I don't think you wanna break that streak," when we know he had incidents in Harlem, then a month later in British Columbia, both in The Incredible Hulk, then travelled through several countries until having another incident on the Pakistan-India border, shown in The Avengers: The Avengers Initative, before settling in Kolkata for over a year before May 2, 2012; and the Iron Man 3 Prelude showing that 10 months before The Avengers, enough time had passed since Iron Man 2 that all of the damage at the Expo had been cleaned up, Stark Tower had been fully planned, the foundations had been laid, and the first few levels had already been constructed, all suggest that Fury's Big Week is set in 2010.
    However, Fury saying on May 4, 2012 in The Avengers, "Last year, Earth had a visitor from another planet who had a grudge match that leveled a small town," implying the Battle of Puente Antiguo was last year; the Thor: The Dark World Prelude comic showing Darcy, on May 4, 2012, saying to Jane that "it's been a year," implying it has been a year since Thor left; and Darcy saying in Thor: The Dark World, "He's gonna come back. Except, you know, last time he was gone for like, 2 years," seemingly referring to it being 2 years from him leaving Jane before he returned on November 11, 2013 (but potentially just meaning, "Last time he left you, it was 2 years before he returned to Earth," referring to The Avengers), all suggest that Fury's Big Week is in 2011.
    Justin Hammer saying in Iron Man 2, "We all know why we're here. In the last 6 months, Anthony Stark has created a sword with untold possibilities"; Marvel's timeline showing that both the Ambush in Rio de Janeiro (which is shown to be 17 days before Banner arrived at Culver University on Day 3 of Fury's Big Week) and the Duel of Monaco (which is within days of Fury's Big Week) were 6 months after "I am Iron Man"; Iron Man 2 beginning with "I am Iron Man", showing Vanko working, then cutting to "6 months later" to the Stark Expo opening; Pepper joking at Monaco that Christine Everhart slept with Tony "last year" (which was 9 months before "I am Iron Man"); and the The Avengers: Iron Man Mark VII comic showing about 197 days between the test flight with the icing problem and the Battle at Stark Expo, all show that there is only 6 months between "I am Iron Man" and Iron Man 2/Fury's Big Week. If Fury's Big Week were in 2011, this would place Iron Man in 2010, not satisfying any of its own evidence, only the spans between films. If Fury's Big Week were in 2010, this would also place Iron Man in 2009.
    The best solution possible, to satisfy the most evidence with the most importance possible, is reasoned out as Iron Man being set from February-November 2009 and Fury's Big Week being set in May-June 2010. To see a full, detailed description, calculation, and explanation of the reasoning, see here.
  9. In Captain America: Civil War, Parker tells Stark, "I've had these powers for 6 months." The date of him saying this is reasoned as June 24, 2016. The ending of Ant-Man is set shortly after he becomes Spider-Man. To appease both, the "6 months" is stretched to be as early as possible and still fit, in early December, with him being bitten on December 1, 2015, and there is a time jump of 4 months between Lang and van Dyne's kiss and Wilson looking for Lang.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  11. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.02: Meet the New Boss
  12. In Eight Diagram Dragon Palm, Harold says, "I fought the good fight for 3 years." In Dragon Plays with Fire, Gao says, "Harold was diagnosed with cancer. At most he had 2, 3 years to live." It can be surmised that he fought it for a little longer than expected the expected 2½ years, nearly 3 - around 2 years, 10 months. Working back from his reasoned date of death on January 4, 2004, he would have been diagnosed around March 2001.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 Iron Fist: 1.04: Eight Diagram Dragon Palm
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Iron Fist: 1.13: Dragon Plays with Fire
  15. 15.00 15.01 15.02 15.03 15.04 15.05 15.06 15.07 15.08 15.09 15.10 Iron Fist: 1.01: Snow Gives Way
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 The Art of War, Big Pun, Blackalicious, Boogie Down Productions, Crazy in Love, iPod 1st Generation, Priesthood, So Fresh, So Clean, Summertime '06, Uptown Saturday Night, Malibu
  17. 17.0 17.1 In Shadow Hawk Takes Flight, Dr. Edmonds says the commercial was "from about 15 years ago." This is said on February 11, 2016, so 15 years prior would mean the commercial was released around March 30, 2001. The commercial is reasonably simple, so it would have been filmed only 1 or 2 weeks prior. This also fits with what Joy says in the same episode, that she was "about 10 years old" when they filmed the commercial. She would have been 10 from approximately October 2000 to October 2001, and March 2001 falls comfortably in that margin.
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 Iron Fist: 1.02: Shadow Hawk Takes Flight
  19. In Shadow Hawk Takes Flight, Simon tells Danny Rand on February 10, 2016 that Jimmy has "been here almost 15 years". "Almost" can usually be taken to mean around 98.5%, putting it around May 3, 2001.
  20. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 3.05: 4,722 Hours
  21. In 4,722 Hours, Daniels says that he came to Maveth in "2001."
  22. In Rolling Thunder Cannon Punch, Danny Rand says, "I'm pretty sure it was in July, 2001... I broke my arm skateboarding."
  23. 23.0 23.1 Iron Fist: 1.03: Rolling Thunder Cannon Punch
  24. 24.00 24.01 24.02 24.03 24.04 24.05 24.06 24.07 24.08 24.09 24.10 24.11 24.12 24.13 24.14 24.15 24.16 24.17 24.18 24.19 24.20 The Incredible Hulk
  25. 25.0 25.1 In Iron Fist: Season 1, throughout February 2016, there are many references to the air crash being 15 years ago: In Snow Gives Way, Joy says, "It's been like 15 years since Danny and his parents died." In Shadow Hawk Takes Flight, Ward says, "[Danny] waited 15 years to come back," Harold says, "Ask him where he's been the last 15 years," Dr. Edmonds says, "Where have you been in the last 15 years?", and Danny says that K'un-Lun "only appears on this earthly plane every 15 years, give or take, depending on the celestial tilt." In Eight Diagram Dragon Palm, Danny says, "After living in a monastery for 15 years." In Immortal Emerges from Cave, Danny says, "I've been doing this for 15 years." In The Blessing of Many Fractures, Danny says, "I've spent the last 15 years learning..." In The Mistress of All Agonies, Gao refers to the crash as "events that happened 15 years ago", and in Dragon Plays with Fire, Hogarth talks about "wherever the hell it is that you were for 15 years" and Claire refers to the crash as "something that happened 15 years ago." 15 years prior would put this around early 2001, however, we know from Rolling Thunder Cannon Punch that the Rands were still around in July 2001. In The Mistress of All Agonies, Ward Meachum's birthday is given as September 19, 1986 (see other references), and in Snow Gives Way, Ward says, "I was 15 when [the Rands] died." This definitively places the air crash between September 19, 2001 and September 18, 2002. On top of this, the iPod 1st Generation, which Rand owns at the time of the crash, was released on October 23, 2001, and in the New York Bulletin | Joy and Ward Meachum Special Report video, it is said that Harold's death, which is known to be 2004, albeit reasoned as early January, was "2 years" after the crash. From all of this, the accident is reasoned as October 29, 2001, six days after the iPod's release, a little over 2 years before January 4, 2004, and still reasonable enough to be considered "15 years" before February 2016, by the simple math of "2016 - 2001 = 15". This also allows time for Danny's arm to have healed since the break in July.
  26. Iron Fist: 1.07: Felling Tree with Roots
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 Linkedin Profile - Ward Meachum
  28. 28.0 28.1 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.02: 0-8-4
  29. In 0-8-4, on the reasoned date of September 13, 2013, it is said that the mission in Cusco was "11 years ago."
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 30.3 James Gunn detailed how Nathan Fillion originally had a cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 as actor Simon Williams, appearing on posters for films he has appeared in, on display at a film festival. The films are Arkon, Toxic Janitor 2, Oh, Rebecca, Haxan 2, Dead Before Arrival, and Tony Stark. They are takes on Conan the Barbarian, The Toxic Avenger Part II, a late 2000s romantic comedy, Horns, Inception, and Steve Jobs respectively. With the fact that Williams seems to be roughly the same age in all the pictures (as they were all taken together), that he could not have looked to be in his 40s in 1982 (when Conan the Barbarian was released) and also films released in present day, that Steve Jobs was released in 2015, after the film's 2014 setting, and Horns was released 4 years after Inception, when the Dead Before Arrival posters says it is "from the director of Haxan 2", these films cannot simply replace their respective films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Oh, Rebecca resembles a lot of romantic comedy films that were released around 2008, so it would make sense for it to have been released around Valentine's Day, February 14, 2008. Dead Before Arrival can still fit on the release date for Inception, July 16, 2010. The fact that it is "from the director of Haxan 2" means it is worth looking at the career of the director of Inception, Christopher Nolan, whose previous film was The Dark Knight, released in 2008, which would imply that Haxan 2 was released around 2008. It says it was released on "October 31", so October 31, 2008. The rights to make Steve Jobs were acquired 3 days after his death, and then it took 1476 days before it was released. Assuming the rights to make Tony Stark were acquired 3 days after "I am Iron Man", so November 28, 2009, the film would have come out around December 13, 2013. The remaining two films can presumably have been released in the order of the films they reference, so Arkon, then Toxic Janitor 2. Based on approximately how old Fillion was when he took the photos (using April 14, 2016, the middle of filming for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, then working back from the approximate dates when Simon Williams would have filmed the movies (about November 6, 2006 for Haxan 2 (based on the time between the middle of filming and release for Horns), July 17, 2007 for Oh, Rebecca (based on the time between the middle of filming and release for 2008's Sex and the City)), September 7, 2009 for Dead Before Arrival (based on the filming schedule for Inception), and April 19, 2013 for Tony Stark (based on the time between the middle of filming and release for Steve Jobs) and taking an average, Simon Williams would have been born approximately in April 1964. Nathan Fillion was about 32 years and 9 months old when the first film that he was the main actor in, Water's Edge, was released on January 27, 2004. If Simon Williams were roughly the same age at the time of the first film in which he was the main actor, this first film would have come out around February 16, 1997. Therefore, his career as being the headline actor would have spanned from then to October 19, 2014 (when the film festival scene would have been set in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2), and so distributing the two films at a third and two thirds of the way between these dates would put Arkon around January 8 (rounded to 10th, the nearest Friday), 2003, and Toxic Janitor 2 around November 28, 2008.
  31. 31.0 31.1 31.2 31.3 31.4 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  32. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  33. 33.0 33.1 Iron Fist: 1.12: Bar the Big Boss
  34. Iron Fist: 1.08: The Blessing of Many Fractures
  35. In The Blessing of Many Fractures, Joy discusses "that last summer in the Hamptons with Dad." With Harold's death dated to January 4, 2004, this last summer would be the summer of 2003.
  36. 36.0 36.1 Daredevil: 1.10: Nelson v. Murdock
  37. 37.0 37.1 37.2 37.3 37.4 37.5 37.6 In Melinda, it is shown that May and Garner were already married on the reasoned date of May 15, 2008. They appear to have only been married for a short time - back from their honeymoon and back to work, but only recently starting their new routine. Assuming they have been married for around 5 months, they would have got married around December 15, 2007. The average time between engagement and marriage is 14.5 months, putting the engagement around September 30, 2006, and the average time between meeting and marriage is 2 years, 11 months, 8 days, putting May and Garner's first date around October 23, 2003. In the flashbacks in The Man Behind the Shield, it is shown that they have just met recently. It is said that this is the "weekend" and her time could have been spent as time with Garner soon after that first date - the second Saturday following October 23, 2003 was November 1st. This also fits with Coulson's security level progression over time. Coulson progressed to Level 7 around the time of Marvel One-Shot: The Consultant, which is dated to July 2010, and he implies in All the Madame's Men that he was recruited into S.H.I.E.L.D. academy straight after he left high school, which Clark Gregg confirmed, around July 1982. He therefore would have progressed to become a Level 1 agent a few years later. In the following couple of decades at S.H.I.E.L.D., he progressed 6 levels. This would mean he progressed to Level 4 around the late 1990s, before progressing to Level 5 around the early 2000s, and so him being Level 4 in the flashbacks in 2003 fits, assuming he did not progress at exact regular intervals. It would likely be very soon before he reached Level 5.
  38. 38.0 38.1 38.2 38.3 38.4 38.5 38.6 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.14: The Man Behind the Shield
  39. 39.0 39.1 It is shown in the Iron Fist promotional image, "Harold Meachum Gravely Ill" that Harold's illness was revealed not long before his death. It can be assumed that this was around 2 months prior to his death, which is dated to January 4, 2004, putting the public revelation around November 2003.
  40. 40.0 40.1 Iron Fist promotional image, "Harold Meachum Gravely Ill"
  41. 41.0 41.1 In The Mistress of All Agonies, Joy says, "I looked into the building you took me to, and Dad bought it the week before he died." With Harold's death dated to January 4, 2004, "the week before" would place it around December 27, 2003. It can also be assumed that the Hand approaching Harold was not long before this.
  42. 42.0 42.1 Iron Fist: 1.09: The Mistress of All Agonies
  43. Throughout February 2016, there are references to Harold's death. In Snow Gives Way, Ward says it was "12 years ago". However, in The Mistress of All Agonies, Dr. Paul Edmonds says Harold has "been dead for 13 years", in Bar the Big Boss, Joy says, "I haven't had a dad for 13 years," and in Dragon Plays with Fire, Harold says "I've had 13 years to plan this out," Joy says, "Dad has been held prisoner for 13 years," and Danny tells Harold, "You're going to prison. Only this time, it's gonna be nowhere near as nice as the one you spent the last 13 years in." Overall, the evidence points to his death being in late 2003 - "12 years" by rounding, but "13 years" by the common calculation of "2016 - 2003 = 13". However, an official video revealed Harold died in 2004. To make this fit as best as possible, Harold's death is dated to the first few days of 2004 - January 4th specificially - to be as close as possible to fitting best. This fits with Ward's statement that it was "12 years ago", and it can be assumed that all the news coverage for his illness was in the final months of 2003, and so others might remember it as being an event mainly in 2003, or just counting inclusively, for whatever reason referring to it as "13 years ago".
  44. 44.00 44.01 44.02 44.03 44.04 44.05 44.06 44.07 44.08 44.09 44.10 44.11 44.12 44.13 44.14 44.15 44.16 44.17 44.18 44.19 44.20 44.21 44.22 44.23 44.24 44.25 44.26 44.27 44.28 44.29 44.30 The Incredible Hulk, The Incredible Hulk: The Big Picture, and The Incredible Hulk: The Fury Files provide evidence for the timeline of the Chase of Bruce Banner.
    In the film, it is shown that on "SUN 04/18/04" (April 18, 2004), Bruce is pictured on CCTV. The Incredible Hulk: The Big Picture shows on a calendar that Bruce got his powers on April 16, 2005. The film seems to suggest it is c. 2004 with the CCTV image from April 2004, and simultaneously suggests it is 2006 from the newspaper of the incident showing "-06". This April 2005 date fits nicely in the middle of these, as well as being a rounded "5 years" before November 25, 2009, "I am Iron Man", as shown on Marvel's timeline, and "5 years" before May-June 2010, the events of The Incredible Hulk, as stated in the film and a deleted scene. The 2004 image is of Banner, not the Hulk, and so could be surveillance of him as he works on the project, and the 06 does not show the full "2006" and could be interpreted as an issue number, price, or something other. The 2005 date fits nicely and should be used. The comic shows that Bruce running away was "3 days" later, putting it on April 19, 2005, then shows that his next incident was on the Canadian border, on "05/19/05", May 19, 2005. It goes on to detail how this was followed by "months of nothing" where the "trail went cold," until the incident in "the heart of South America". Approximately 5 months would put this around October 18, 2005.
    There is then a gap from October 18, 2005-May 27, 2006 before the next location, which we know from the film included Bruce attempting contact on "02/07/06", February 7, 2006.
    The film shows that on "05/27/06" and "05/28/06", May 27-28, 2006, Bruce was sighted in Canada.
    There is then another gap from May 28, 2006-September 4, 2006.
    The film shows that on "09/04/06" (also accompanied by "2006"), September 4, 2006, there is an incident at a house, which seems to be placed on the map around Asia, roughly the Kyrgyzstan area, it does not actually show its exact position.
    There is another gap from September 4, 2006-January 22, 2007, in which on October 21, 2006 (shown on a letter) there was an unknown incident where Hulk fled the scene, the last sighting for at least 5 months.
    The film shows that on "01/22/07" (also accompanied by "2007"), so January 22, 2007, there was an incident ending in a crumpled car in Samara, Russia, which must not have actually been a sighting, just evidence left behind.
    There is then the final gap from January 22, 2007-April 12, 2010, in which a letter was written in March 2007 saying there had been no sightings for "5 months" since "October 21, 2006". The last time Bruce turned into the Hulk was on November 5, 2009, because the day after the ambush in Rio, which is on May 14, 2010, it can briefly be seen that before his counter reset that he had gone "190 days without incident".
    The film then begins on April 12, 2010, "158 days without incident," in Rocinha.
    There is a sighting in Dakota, which would make sense to fit when Bruce is travelling up from South America to Canada, in the October 18, 2005-May 27, 2006 gap. Based on the distances, Hulk being in Dakota in between these dates would fall around May 14, 2006.
    There is a sighting which is reported as a "Green sasquatch". Sites seem to believe this is the Canada sighting on May 28, 2006. There is a raid, which seems to follow on from the sighting in Canada image, so can also be assigned to Canada.
    In a deleted scene, corroborated by a piece of dialogue from The Avengers, it is shown that Banner attempted suicide at some point in the Arctic. This fits in the May 28, 2006-September 4, 2006 gap, just before the travel to Southeast Asia. There is a line on a map suggesting Banner travelled from Northwest Canada/the Arctic to Southeast Asia. This fits in the May 28, 2006-September 4, 2006 gap, following the incident in Canada. There are two dots suggesting at some point Bruce was in Japan, which also fits in that gap, following the travel to Southeast Asia. The distances between each approximate location from Canada, to Nunavut, to Southeast Asia, to Sapporo, and then to roughly Kyrgyzstan between these dates would put Nunavut around June 7, 2006, Southeast Asia around August 2, 2006, and Sapporo around August 6, 2006.
    There is a "2006" incident with a truck, which can be assigned to the October 21, 2006 date, especially since it appears to be nearer to Europe from the company name helping the truck, which fits as Bruce is heading in the direction of Europe at that point. There is a "March 07" flight, which some sites have dated as March 2, 2007. This is presumably Bruce crossing the Atlantic to the U.S.A. At some point, Banner was in "the States" and encountered Nick Fury in The Incredible Hulk: The Fury Files. It would make sense for this to be following the beginning of the Avenger Initiative in 2008, as given in Melinda. In the film, there is a letter written by Fury from S.H.I.E.L.D., which can be assigned to just after this. A part where a military search highlighted on a map for which the latitude and longitude seems to suggest around Libya, fitting in this gap, before his final travel from Africa to South America. This travel is shown when military helicopters seem to be flying southwest from an African location (by latitude and longitude) toward South America, which we know was Bruce's final destination. It can be assumed that his last incident on November 5, 2009 was in South America, and is what led the military to follow across the Atlantic. The distances between each approximate location from Samara, to the U.S.A., to Libya, and then to east South America between these dates would put the U.S.A. around February 27, 2008 (although it seems to be a Saturday, because he is watching soccer, so March 1, 2008), which fits with the Avenger Initiative just starting up, and Libya around March 2, 2009.
  45. 45.0 45.1 45.2 45.3 45.4 45.5 45.6 45.7 45.8 45.9 The Incredible Hulk: The Big Picture
  46. 46.0 46.1 Daredevil: 1.04: In the Blood
  47. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.21: Ragtag
  48. 48.0 48.1 48.2 48.3 Sometimes the Marvel Cinematic Universe alludes to events which happened in our world, and it is assumed they happened on the same dates in the universe, for timeline purposes.
  49. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.02: Meet the New Boss
  50. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.03: Making Friends and Influencing People
  51. In The Incredible Hulk: The Big Picture, when Blonsky goes to South America, which is dated to October 18, 2005, it is said that Espinoza had been operating "for nearly a year". This would place the beginning of operations about 11 months earlier, around November 16, 2004.
  52. 52.0 52.1 Luke Cage: 1.02: Code of the Streets
  53. 53.0 53.1 53.2 53.3 53.4 53.5 53.6 53.7 53.8 53.9 Marvel's timeline
  54. 54.0 54.1 54.2 Daredevil: 2.05: Kinbaku
  55. In Suckas Need Bodyguards, Misty says on November 27, 2015, "I don't know if you remember me 10 years ago, when I first got bumped up off patrol," placing this around October 2005.
  56. Luke Cage: 1.06: Suckas Need Bodyguards
  57. 57.0 57.1 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.07: Deals With our Devils
  58. Columbia Law Academic Calendar 2005-06
  59. 59.0 59.1 59.2 The Incredible Hulk Extended Scene
  60. 60.0 60.1 60.2 The Avengers
  61. 61.0 61.1 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.04: Eye-Spy
  62. In Eye-Spy, it is said on the reasoned date of October 1, 2013 that Amador's raid was "7 years ago."
  63. Zune 30 release date
  64. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.02: Meet the New Boss
  65. 65.0 65.1 The Incredible Hulk: The Fury Files
  66. 66.0 66.1 66.2 66.3 66.4 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.17: Melinda
  67. In Melinda, on the reasoned date of April 21, 2015, the Rescue in Bahrain is shown to be "7 years ago."
  68. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.02: Heavy is the Head
  69. In Heavy is the Head, it is said that the operation in Basra was in "'08."
  70. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.07: The Hub
  71. In Spider-Man: Homecoming, Adrian Toomes says, "8 years. Not a word from the feds, nothing from those Hallowe'en costume-wearing bozos up there over at Stark Tower. And then all of a sudden, this little bastard in red tights shows up, and he thinks he can tear down everything I've built." While this is almost certainly intended to refer to the "8 years" since the Battle of New York, as shown at the beginning of the film. However, this "8 years later" reference does not fit at all with the countless evidence stacked against it, putting The Avengers very firmly in 2012, and Captain America: Civil War very firmly in 2016. However, this piece of dialogue on its own can be interpreted as, "It's been 8 years since we started business, the number of heroes has grown and grown, but never has one intervened until now, until Spider-Man." 8 years before September 13, 2016, puts this around August 2008.
  72. 72.0 72.1 Spider-Man: Homecoming
  73. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.10: The Bridge
  74. In The Bridge, it is said that Po "fell off the grid in '08."
  75. Presidential elections in the Marvel Cinematic Universe are not the same as in the real world. While it is never outright stated that Obama was president in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it is implied from Tony's poster, designed to resemble Obama's, in Iron Man 2, the Obama biography in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and the repeated references to him in Luke Cage, that Obama was likely president at some point. In December 2012, Aldrich Killian refers to President Ellis and says, "After years dodging the President's ban," implying Ellis has been president for years. Killian is also angry at Ellis' lack of involvement in the Norco incident, "2 years ago." It can also be assumed that Ellis was president when Steve woke in October 2011, as it is shown in Captain America: The Winter Soldier that he is quoted as welcoming Steve back to the world. In April 2015, Grant Ward says in A Fractured House that if his brother Christian were allowed to take him, his trial should then "wrap up right before the midterms". A newspaper in Captain America: Civil War shows that it is an election year in 2016.
    From all of this, it can be assumed that, at least as of 2008, elections in the Marvel Cinematic Universe are biannual instead of every 4 years. Therefore, Obama would have been elected in November 2008. In May 2010, during Obama's presidency, Tony has a poster resembling Obama's. Ellis would have been elected in November 2010, and dealt with the December 2010 Norco incident and its aftermath as he came into his presidency. He would then have been president when Steve woke in October 2011, and in late December 2012, during Iron Man 3, he would have been president for 2 years (just about fitting as "years"). Ellis would have been reelected in November 2014, and then the midterms would have been in November 2015, 7 months after Ward's statement. 2016 would then be the next election year, as shown in Captain America: Civil War.
  76. Luke Cage: 1.11: Now You're Mine
  77. 77.0 77.1 77.2 Iron Man 2
  78. 78.0 78.1 78.2 Iron Man: Fast Friends
  79. In Iron Man: Fast Friends, Tony says, "Two weeks from now I'm scheduled to go to Afghanistan and test a weapon. Tony's weapons test is dated to February 13, 2009, placing this around late January 2009.
  80. 80.0 80.1 80.2 80.3 80.4 80.5 80.6 80.7 80.8 Marvel's timeline presents Tony's kidnapping as being 9 months before "I am Iron Man," which is dated to November 25, 2009. In Iron Man, Tony says, "I was in captivity for 3 months," then later, "I was out of town for a couple of months." Iron Man: Security Measures also shows Tony's return as being "3 months later" following the day after his kidnapping. His escape is dated to May 1, 2009. Overall, to best fit these pieces of evidence, his kidnapping is dated to February 13, 2009. From this, the Apogee scene, 36 hours earlier, is on February 11, 2009.
  81. 81.00 81.01 81.02 81.03 81.04 81.05 81.06 81.07 81.08 81.09 81.10 81.11 81.12 81.13 81.14 81.15 81.16 81.17 81.18 81.19 81.20 81.21 81.22 81.23 81.24 81.25 81.26 81.27 81.28 81.29 81.30 81.31 81.32 81.33 81.34 81.35 Iron Man
  82. 82.00 82.01 82.02 82.03 82.04 82.05 82.06 82.07 82.08 82.09 82.10 82.11 82.12 Iron Man: Limited Edition
  83. 83.00 83.01 83.02 83.03 83.04 83.05 83.06 83.07 83.08 83.09 83.10 83.11 83.12 83.13 83.14 83.15 83.16 83.17 Iron Man: Security Measures
  84. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 3.08: Many Heads, One Tale
  85. In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, it is stated on the reasoned date of January 10, 2014 that the Odessa Winter Soldier attack was "5 years ago."
  86. 86.0 86.1 86.2 86.3 In Iron Man, when Pepper watches the television the day after Tony's return conference, the screen shows the date "May 4, 2008". While this full date is impossible (see other references) following evidence putting it in 2009, the May 4th part of the date works, if simply applied to 2009 (the best-fitting year for the events of Iron Man) instead of 2008 - like in Iron Man 3, where the prop date is right, but the year is one off. Tony's return from Afghanistan in May 2009 revolves around this May 4th date.
  87. 87.0 87.1 87.2 87.3 87.4 87.5 87.6 87.7 87.8 The Avengers: Iron Man Mark VII
  88. 88.0 88.1 88.2 88.3 88.4 88.5 Iron Man: I Am Iron Man!
  89. 89.0 89.1 89.2 89.3 89.4 89.5 89.6 89.7 89.8 89.9 In Iron Man, there are several scenes set across the 6 months (Tony returns "3 months" after his capture, which Marvel's timeline shows is 9 months before the end of the film) between Tony Stark's return press conference and the test flight involving the icing problem. With Tony Stark's return press conference dated to May 3, 2009, and the test flight involving the icing problem dated to November 15, 2009, these scenes are distributed through these 6 months.
  90. Iron Fist: 1.10: Black Tiger Steals Heart
  91. Captain America: Civil War Prelude
  92. In Ant-Man, Cassie Lang is shown to have a birthday on July 20, 2015. Abby Ryder Fortson had recently turned 6 during filming, so it would make sense for it to be her 6th birthday in the film, putting her date of birth on July 20, 2009.
  93. Ant-Man
  94. The Avengers: The Avengers Initiative
  95. In Manifest, Mariah says on November 30, 2015, "You've been trying to knock me out of my spot for 6 years, Damon," placing him beginning to speak out against her around October 2009.
  96. Luke Cage: 1.07: Manifest
  97. 97.0 97.1 97.2 The The Avengers: Iron Man Mark VII comic shows that its "Day 189" is just before Tony leaves for the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique, and "Day 199" is a little while after the Battle at Stark Expo. With the Grand Prix dated to May 23, 2010 (see other references), this would imply that "Day 189" is May 22, 2010, fitting with "Day 199" being June 1, 2010, the day after the battle. This would then put "Day 1", shown to be the day of the test flight with the icing problem, on November 15, 2009, which lines up perfectly with the fact that Iron Man presents the party the following day as being November 16, 2009, and then "I am Iron Man" being November 25, 2009 (see other references). The comic does contain recounts of the Battle of Gulmira and the Duel of Los Angeles on "Day 23" and "Day 30" respectively, but unlike with the test flight and the Duel of Monaco, shown actually playing out, they only appear as recounts. Because of the strong evidence putting the films in their November and May placements, this should not affect the timeline, but instead just be considered as Tony recounting those events during December, allowing the timeline to work out perfectly.
  98. 98.00 98.01 98.02 98.03 98.04 98.05 98.06 98.07 98.08 98.09 98.10 98.11 98.12 98.13 98.14 98.15 98.16 98.17 98.18 98.19 98.20 98.21 In Iron Man, the second half of the film is set over several days in November 2009. This comes from the fact that on the day of the senate meeting in Iron Man 2, May 8, 2010, it is said to have been 6 months since Iron Man surfaced, and Marvel's timeline shows that the Ambush in Rio de Janeiro, May 14, 2009, and the Duel of Monaco, May 23, 2010, are 6 months since "I am Iron Man". Together, these three would put "I am Iron Man" around November 15, 2009. At the party where Tony dances with Pepper and Tony discovers Obadiah has gone behind his back, Coulson arranges a meeting for "the 24th." He then shows up for the meeting as Pepper escapes with the USB with Obadiah's information, the day of the Duel of Los Angeles. "I am Iron Man" is the day after, putting it on the 25th of its month. The closest 25th to November 15, 2009 is November 25, 2009, which also works as 6 months before May 2010 by the general math of "November 2009 + 6 months = May 2010". The party scene has to be within October 25-November 22, 2009, as these are the only dates on which Coulson simply saying "the 24th" fits as November 24th. On the night of the party, Tony checks his watch before he leaves. While it does not give a month, it shows the date as Thursday 16th. The Thursday might not line up, but the 16th lines up perfectly, being November 16th. This lines up perfectly with the The Avengers: Iron Man Mark VII comic. It has been established that its "Day 189" was May 22, 2010, as Tony left for Monaco, and its "Day 199" was June 1, 2010, the day after the Battle at Stark Expo. This would put its "Day 1", which is shown to be the day of the test flight, on November 15, 2009, lining up as the day before the party on the 16th, as it presented in the film.
  99. 99.0 99.1 99.2 99.3 The date of Tony's watch is the 16th.
  100. 100.0 100.1 100.2 Iron Man 2: Phil Coulson: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  101. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.20: Nothing Personal
  102. In The Writing on the Wall, it is said on the reasoned date of March 16, 2015 that Rebecca Stevens was said to have died "5 years ago." This would place her supposed death around April 21, 2010. It can be assumed that the trials began around a month before this, approximately March 19, 2010, and that the preparations on Project T.A.H.I.T.I. would have begun around 3 months prior to that, approximately December 18, 2009.
  103. 103.0 103.1 103.2 There are several comics set in the months between Iron Man and Iron Man 2. Iron Man 2: Phil Coulson: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. is shown to be set on the day of "I am Iron Man", November 25, 2009. Iron Man 2: Black Widow: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. is shown to be set in the several days preceding her first meeting Tony Stark in Iron Man 2, during May 2010. The remaining unplaced comics set between the films, in order of release, are Iron Man 2: Security Breach (released April 1, 2010), Iron Man: Will Online Evils Prevail? (released April 10, 2010), Iron Man 2: Nick Fury: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. (released April 23, 2010), Iron Man 2: Public Identity (issues released mean of April 28, 2010, median of May 5, 2010), and Iron Man 2: Fist of Iron (released February 1, 2011). Iron Man 2: Public Identity is official canon, and appears to span about 6 days, but the main events on the penultimate day are actually referenced on the MCU timeline as being "3 months" after "I am Iron Man". November 25, 2009 + 3 months gives roughly February 22, 2010, so Iron Man 2: Public Identity spans from February 18, 2010 to February 23, 2010. It would make sense for the rest to be chronological. Iron Man 2: Security Breach, Iron Man: Will Online Evils Prevail?, and Iron Man 2: Nick Fury: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. were released before Iron Man 2: Public Identity, so are distributed from November 26, 2009 to February 17, 2010. Iron Man 2: Fist of Iron was released after, so is placed halfway between February 24, 2010 and May 6, 2010, on April 1, 2010.
  104. 104.0 104.1 104.2 Iron Man 2: Security Breach