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- "I am Iron Man."
- ―Tony Stark
This is a timeline of events that occurred during the 2000s.
- 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.
- Aldrich Killian accepts Maya Hansen into A.I.M., and they continue to develop the Extremis virus.
- 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. Eventually, the corpse of Jessica is retrieved by IGH, they do experiments on her resurrecting her, but giving her powers as a side effect. The horrific experience would affect Jessica's deeply as she decided to investigate the situation 17 years later.
- 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.
- After awakening from her coma, Jones overhears Trish "Patsy" Walker talking about the fact Jones' parents and brother are all dead. Right after, Jessica Jones is adopted by the Walker family.
- The New York Bulletin publishes a newspaper with the front page article "Three's Company", about Jessica Jones moving in with Dorothy and Trish Walker.
- 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.
- In Sokovia, a mortar shell hits the home of the Maximoff family. The parents are killed, and twins Pietro and Wanda Maximoff, aged 10, are left trapped in the rubble. Another shell falls, but does not detonate. The twins are left stuck for 2 days, terrified that any slight movement could set it off. All they can see, until they are rescued, is the name on the shell - "Stark".
- The Momentum Labs facility in Houston is shut down.
- A new president is elected to replace Bill Clinton, whose presidency was influenced by elements of HYDRA.
- Jimmy is caught screaming at people in Times Square, and taken to Birch Psychiatric Hospital, where he would remain until at least 2016.
- Under the influence of HYDRA, NASA sends astronauts Will Daniels, Taylor, Brubaker, and Austin through the Monolith to survey the planet on the other side of the portal until an extraction team could come to retrieve them.
- Ward and Joy Meachum play Monopoly with Danny Rand. Ward, older by a few years, is rude to Rand.
- Priesthood by Killah Priest is released, featuring the song Heat of the Moment, which Danny Rand later downloads onto his iPod.
- Two days after the September 11 attacks, Thaddeus Ross convinces the U.S. Armed Forces to start the Bio-Tech Force Enhancement Project in an attempt to recreate the results of Project Rebirth.
- Air Crash in the Himalayas: The Rand family's airplane crashes in the Himalayas on the way to Anzhou, China. Unbeknownst to them, the pilots had been poisoned by The Hand, on Harold Meachum's orders. The only survivor is 10-year-old Danny Rand, who crawls in the frozen landscape and finds the body of his father, Wendell Rand. He is found by the Order of the Crane Mother, who take Rand back to the city of K'un-Lun.
- New York Bulletin writer Keira Morrisette publishes the article "Rand Family Presumed Dead Following Tragic Plane Crash" on the Air Crash in the Himalayas.
- In an act orchestrated by HYDRA, eight thousand members of Iraq's 51st Infantry Division surrender to American and British forces.
- Beyoncé releases "Crazy in Love", which Joy Meachum sung repeatedly during her father's final days.
- The Meachums spend the summer in the Hamptons together, their last before Harold Meachum would pass away from cancer months later.
- 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.
- 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.
- Infiltration into the Burkov Mining Facility:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Hand resurrects Harold Meachum as promised, 3 days after his death. He ceases to age biologically, his body remaining 41 years old.
- Bruce Banner joins the Bio-Tech Force Enhancement Project at Culver University at the insistence of his girlfriend Betty Ross.
- Betty's father, General Thaddeus Ross lies to the scientists on the project, claiming their work will help protect soldiers from depleted uranium.
- Surveillance begins on Banner as he begins a year of work towards the Bio-Tech Force Enhancement Project, and Ross saves a CCTV photo of him.
- John Garrett returns to Grant Ward, after leaving him in the Wyoming wilderness for five years. He tells Ward he has been accepted into S.H.I.E.L.D. and will operate within as a sleeper agent for HYDRA.
- Turning 18, Ward Meachum steps down from Domani Architecture to prepare to take over the company of Rand Enterprises.
- Under the threat of funding cuts, Bruce Banner tests the Bio-Tech Force Enhancement Project on himself, but the combination of Gamma Radiation and the serum Betty Ross developed based on Abraham Erskine's Super Soldier Serum results in the accident that turns him into Hulk. Gamma pulses stored in Banner's amygdala which are released during high stress moments, will trigger a transformation. Betty is injured and hospitalized.
- Bruce Banner visits Betty Ross at the hospital and Thaddeus Ross admits to Banner that the project is being developed as a weapon, not just defense. Banner goes on the run. The military closes the lab building for a year and shuts down the Bio-Tech Force Enhancement Project. General Ross keeps some project data, while Betty also secretly holds onto data and remains at Culver University. After Banner's leak, Ross put the military in his track. Angered by her father's treatment of Banner, Betty stops talking to him. This is the start of the Chase of Bruce Banner, which spans for five years.
- 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.
- Hulk flees after the incident. In his run, the Hulk is sighted by locals along the U.S./Canada border.
- After the incident, a watch is found with the words "To Bruce, all my love, Betty" inscribed on the back of it.
- 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.
- In South America, Banner is attacked by the criminal leader Espinoza and his men and transforms into the Hulk, destroying the terrorist hideout.
- Emil Blonsky and his team later arrives at the village discovering a path of destruction left by Hulk. This is reported to Thaddeus Ross, his first lead on Banner in months, since the incident on the U.S./Canada border.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Bruce Banner tries to contact Betty Ross, but the email is intercepted by the military and she never receives it. 
- 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.
- On his way back to Canada from South America, Bruce Banner is sighted in Dakota when he transforms into the Hulk.
- 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.
- In the Arctic, Banner tries to shoot himself in the mouth.
- However, the attempt fails and he turns into Hulk, who spits out the bullet, and Banner wakes up afterwards.
- The Lion King musical moves from the New Amsterdam Theater to the Minskoff Theatre in New York City.
- Akela Amador and two other S.H.I.E.L.D. agents conduct a raid to one of Vanchat's gulags. The agents are murdered and Amador is captured, spending four years in a cage.
- The Mossad sends a photograph of a destructive event, possibly linked to Hulk, to the Strategic Operations Command Center. 
- Agent Phil Coulson of S.H.I.E.L.D. sends a second team to the gulag raided by Akela Amador's team. They find several corpses, but do not locate Amador.
- This is the last sighting of Bruce Banner for at least five months, as he is involved in an incident which destroys another truck. 
- The Zune 30 device is released. One is later owned by Peter Quill, after being obtained by the Yondu Ravager Clan.
- A picture that came to the United States Armed Forces of a wrecked car in Samara, Russia is assigned as a possible incident caused by Hulk, however there is no sighting.
- Escape from Utkin Prison:
- A letter is written to S.H.I.E.L.D. about Banner having not been sighted in 5 months, and they are brought in to help Thaddeus Ross, continuing to help him until 2010. Stark Industries sells him HMMWV-mounted sonic cannons.
- In North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo, fighting continues despite the formal end to the Second Congo War nearly 4 years prior as Congolese rebels continue to take weapons and resources from others and the United Nations struggles to pacify them.
- N'Taki of Wakanda watches on near the Wakandan border, and orders his warriors to hold back the soldiers. Despite this, war continues to encroach on the border of their country, and the fighting goes on for over 2 more years, to the point where some even begin to lose sight of their goals.
- 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.
- Nick Fury calls a meeting of S.H.I.E.L.D. operatives and tells them Hulk is only a secondary matter.
- 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.
- She takes with her an assortment of stolen Terrigen Crystals, which she uses to transform Katya without the proper mental conditioning. 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.
- 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, 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.
- 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.
- May returns to the United States, traumatized by the ordeal in Manama. She shuts herself off from everyone, including her husband Andrew Garner. Over time, their marriage falls apart. With approval from Maria Hill, May switches from field duty to a simple desk job.
- 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.
- 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.
- Tony Stark demonstrates his new Accelerated Wave Explosion (A.W.E.) weaponry to the United States Armed Forces at the Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona.
- Later that evening, Stark and James Rhodes go to a club. Stark's arrogant, playboy attitude upsets another patron, resulting in a brawl.
- Tony Stark wins the Apogee award, but is not present to accept it. Instead, he is gambling.
- 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.
- Stark and Everhart sleep together.
- Pepper Potts gets rid of Christine Everhart from Tony Stark's Mansion after Everhart's one-night stand. Potts informs Tony Stark that today is her birthday.
- Kidnapping of Tony Stark:
- Following the demonstration of the Jericho missile system outside of Kabul, Afghanistan, the military convoy escorting Tony Stark is attacked by the Ten Rings, under the leadership of Raza, who is secretly working for Obadiah Stane.
- Stark is wounded by Stark Industries-manufactured weapons and captured.
- Fellow captive Ho Yinsen saves his life by attaching an electromagnet to his chest. Raza orders them to build a Jericho missile, but they instead build a battle suit powered by a miniature Arc Reactor.
- Nick Fury sends Phil Coulson to Stark's business partner Obadiah Stane to investigate the possibility of Tony Stark selling his country to save his own skin.
- Coulson meets with Obadiah Stane.
- Coulson returns with the negative reply, and offers to go searching for Stark himself. However, Fury refuses the offer.
- Aldrich Killian injects himself with Extremis, which heals his disabilities and enables him to walk without a cane.
- Natasha Romanoff is given the task of escorting a nuclear scientist out of Iran. The Winter Soldier attacks them in Odessa, Ukraine, firing a bullet which goes through Romanoff's abdomen and hits the scientist, successfully killing him.
- During their 3 months of capture, Tony Stark and Ho Yinsen finish the armored suit they have been creating. Stark uses it to escape, but Yinsen is killed by the Ten Rings while saving him.
- The flight of Iron Man ends up on the radar of S.H.I.E.L.D., Jasper Sitwell notifies Nick Fury about the signal which gets lost when Iron Man crashes in the desert. Being it the first lead to find Stark, they notify the United States Department of Defense.
- Stark is later found by the United States Armed Forces and taken to Germany, where he is checked out by army doctors and subjected to debriefings from the CIA, NSA, and others.
- Returning to the U.S. and deeply affected by his experience, Tony Stark pulls Stark Industries out of the weapons business, terminating all military contracts. Hammer Industries maneuvers itself to pick up new contracts.
- Stark reveals to Obadiah Stane the Arc Reactor technology he developed to power the armor. S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson attempts to schedule a meeting through Stark's personal assistant Pepper Potts to discuss the circumstances of Stark's escape.
- 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.
- Colleen Wing comes to the United States of America, leaving her grandfather's home in Japan. She goes on to meet Bakuto at the Hand Compound and be recruited into The Hand.
- 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.
- Aldrich Killian finds candidates for his Extremis program, including Ellen Brandt, Chad Davis, Eric Savin, and Jack Taggart, all of whom were in the United States Army and suffered serious injuries.
- Aldrich Killian starts the Phase 0 of Extremis Injections. The candidates are given Extremis. Some of them do not survive, and their bodies explode. The successful subjects heal from their injuries and regrow lost limbs.
- 3 months after Stark's escape, the Ten Rings find the armor he used to escape, left in pieces in the desert.
- Imir kidnaps several Dwarves and threatens to take over Asgard. He battles Thor, who defeats him by electrocuting him into submission.
- 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.
- 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."
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- As the U.S. military follows the new lead on Banner, tracing from Africa to South America, Banner travels to Rio de Janeiro.
- Banner contacts Samuel Sterns for help in developing a cure. They communicate using code-names of "Mr. Blue" and "Mr. Green". Acting on a suggestion from Mr. Blue, Banner researches Amazonia Tracheophytes for a lead on the cure.
- General Thaddeus Ross looks through the evidence from the Chase of Bruce Banner.
- Banner studies calming techniques at a nearby temple, gets a job at a soda bottling factory, and begins to teach himself Portuguese.
- 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. 
- Tony Stark flies the Mark II armor using newly fitted flight stabilizers, but discovers an icing problem.
- 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".
- Stark leaves his mansion to attend the third annual benefit dinner for the 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.
- 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.
- Stark confronts Obadiah Stane, who reveals that he has filed an injunction against him.
- Battle of Gulmira: Stark tests his Mark III armor by flying to Afghanistan and forcing the Ten Rings out of Gulmira.
- As Iron Man escapes, he attracts the attention of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Fury wants to try to call the Raptors off via Edwards Air Force Base but after the Raptors got no response via radio contact they already fired on Iron Man.
- Stark manages to escape from the Raptors by destroying one of them. He reveals to James Rhodes he is Iron Man.
- Prince T'Challa of Wakanda adopts the mantle of the "Black Panther" as his father, King T'Chaka, retires from the role. The Panther Habit armor is passed on from father to son.
- Under Stark's direction, Pepper uncovers proof of Obadiah Stane's collaboration with the Ten Rings.
- Phil Coulson keeps his appointment to meet with Stark, but instead assists Pepper in finding the Iron Monger Armor.
- Duel of Los Angeles:
- Stark and Stane eventually come to blows in their respective armors.
- Stane is killed by the detonation of Howard Stark's giant, industrial Arc Reactor.
- The conflict is seen by the public, and the press name the mysterious hero "Iron Man".
- Shortly after the battle, Phil Coulson sends a fake ambulance to pick up Stark and James Rhodes, taking them to a S.H.I.E.L.D. complex in the local area. Coulson stresses to Stark how S.H.I.E.L.D. can teach him combat skills.
- At a press conference the day following his fight with Stane, Stark rejects S.H.I.E.L.D.’s constructed alibi and admits to the world that he is Iron Man.
- Anton Vanko dies in poverty in Moscow. His son Ivan vows revenge on Tony Stark and builds his own portable Arc Reactor to power a body harness armed with energized electric whips.
- Nick Fury contacts Phil Coulson and comments on the press conference hours ago, and tells him that he will visit Stark that night. Fury then gives him the mission to supervise the new agent Hendricks during his first mission.
- Over 2 years after N'Taki began leading warriors to hold back the Congolese rebels' war, Prince T'Challa, in one of his early mission with the Panther Habit, helps the Border Tribe and the United Nations repelling the rebels from the North Kivu region, near the border with Wakanda.
- Nick Fury approaches Stark about joining the "Avengers Initiative", but he declines.
- Coulson comments to Hendricks about a new lead on the Ten Rings' illegal activities in close proximity to them. They go, but are ambushed by the Ten Rings' operatives.
- Coulson is shot and nearly killed, forcing Hendricks to stand and save him. After he manages to defeat the Ten Rings' operatives, Coulson approaches and reveals to him that the whole mission was a test for him to see how he would act under pressure. Coulson congratulates and welcomes him into S.H.I.E.L.D..
- As Fury leaves Tony Stark's Mansion, he calls Coulson and tells him that they will need Natasha Romanoff.
- 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.
- 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.
- Iron Man is named Time magazine's Person of the Year 2009, beating out Ben Bernanke, Chairman of the Federal Reserve.
- Nick Fury puts Phil Coulson in charge of Project T.A.H.I.T.I., an experiment in which the preserved corpse of the Kree that was recovered in 1945 is harvested of its bodily fluids for medicinal purposes. The goal of the project is to create a medicine that could potentially save a mortally wounded Avenger.
- Trying to have a serious relationship after the revelation that he is Iron Man, Stark starts a relationship with Lina.
- 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. 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.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Iron Man 3
- ↑ In New York, students start kindergarten (the year before 1st grade) in September of the calendar year in which they turn 5. With Flash being a junior (11th grade) in September 2016, this means he turns 16 at some point in the calendar year of 2016 - meaning he was born in 2000. Considering Tony Revolori's age, Flash would have been born earlier rather than later in his school year, around March 2000.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Spider-Man: Homecoming
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 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.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Jessica Jones: 1.08: AKA WWJD?
- ↑ Jessica Jones Season 2 Trailer Reveals Amazing Details
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Jessica Jones: 1.11: AKA I've Got the Blues
- ↑ New York Bulletin website
- ↑ Based on weighted calculations from Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen's ages at the times of shooting each film in which they feature, and working backwards from the settings of each film, the approximate date of birth for the twins is September 1990. The calculations for these dates can be found in detail here.
In Avengers: Age of Ultron, it is said that the Maximoffs' parents died when the twins were "10". The middle of their time being aged 10 would place the parents' deaths around November 2000.
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 Avengers: Age of Ultron
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.02: Meet the New Boss
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 Captain America: The Winter Soldier
- ↑ In New York, students start kindergarten (the year before 1st grade) in September of the calendar year in which they turn 5. With Ned being a sophomore (10th grade) in September 2016, this means he turns 15 at some point in the calendar year of 2016 - meaning he was born in 2001. Considering Jacob Batalon's age, Ned would have been born earlier rather than later in his school year, around March 2001.
- ↑ 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 Thursday, June 23, 2016, and when he returns him is the very early hours of Sunday, June 26, 2016 (see other references). Therefore, with Parker's role beginning on June 23, 2016, he has to have been born at the latest on June 22, 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. This would put his birthday from November 26, 2000-June 23, 2001. Finally, in New York, students start kindergarten (the year before 1st grade) in September of the calendar year in which they turn 5. With Peter being a sophomore (10th grade) in September 2016, this means he turns 15 at some point in the calendar year of 2016 - meaning he was born in 2001. So, he was born between January 1, 2001 and June 23, 2001, putting his birthday approximately in March 2001.
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ 16.00 16.01 16.02 16.03 16.04 16.05 16.06 16.07 16.08 16.09 16.10 16.11 16.12 16.13 16.14 16.15 16.16 16.17 16.18 16.19 16.20 16.21 16.22 16.23 16.24 16.25 16.26 16.27 16.28 16.29 16.30 16.31 16.32 16.33 16.34 16.35 16.36 16.37 16.38 16.39 16.40 16.41 16.42 16.43 16.44 16.45 16.46 16.47 16.48 16.49 16.50 16.51 16.52 The timeline placements for Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor, and The Incredible Hulk are fraught with contradictions and problems. As detailed in Marvel's official 2012 The Art of The Avengers 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 official display at an event, and lines 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 2008 setting for Iron Man is implied by:
- A date on a TV in Iron Man which says "May 4, 2008".
- Vision's line from Captain America: Civil War, firmly on June 19, 2016, saying, "In the 8 years since Mr. Stark announced himself as Iron Man."
- A statement from Kevin Feige (1, 2) implying 4 years between Iron Man and The Avengers, which is firmly set in May 2012.
- Marvel's official timeline showing that "I am Iron Man" is 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 in Captain America: The First Avenger and confirmed by Marvel), when Steve went through Project Rebirth, 64 years after early February 1945 (date given by auctioned prop from Captain America: The First Avenger and supported by newspaper in Captain America: The Winter Soldier from a while after the disappearance, as well as Reinhardt's arrest date a while after Red Skull's death, shown in The Things We Bury - all explained in 1940s references), when Steve went into the ice, 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 in early 2001 (from him being 15 in Captain America: Civil War, June 2016, and "15" in Spider-Man: Homecoming, September 2016, as well as a New York sophomore in 2016-17, meaning he was born in 2001).
- Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 2, Episode 17 - Melinda, set firmly in April 2015 in the lead-up to Avengers: Age of Ultron (see 2015 references), flashing back to "7 years ago" when the Avengers Initiative was just starting up, seemingly a while before Iron Man.
- In Avengers: Age of Ultron, when Ultron scrolls through images, a "FEB/12/2010" photo is shown of the Mark I armour. The photo could have been taken any time after the Mark I was made, but since the Mark I was only completed in May, this means it cannot be later than May 2009.
- In Avengers: Age of Ultron, when Ultron scrolls through images, an old "news archive" story about Iron Man is shown from "20.07.10", including footage of him in Gulmira. This means that the Battle of Gulmira, in November of its year, can be no later than November 2009, for a news report from July 2010 to feature footage from it.
- The Expo is said to only be a year long, and there is "362 days left" on the day of Pepper's hiring and "343 days left" on the day of the Battle at Stark Expo.
- Tony jokes that Pepper has only been CEO for "a week" after the Expo fight. Although the "days left" just mentioned shows it has been 19 days, still, it cannot be any longer.
- 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 before her hiring is also said by Hammer to be "6 months" after the end of Iron Man and the Expo opening before that is shown to be "6 months later" (confirmed by Jon Favreau in DVD commentary to refer to the time since "I am Iron Man"). So, the Monaco incident is definitely within a month of the Expo opening.
- The inspired canon The Avengers: Iron Man Mark VII comic shows that the ice problem test flight in Iron Man is on or after "Day 1", that the fight in Monaco is between "Day 189" and "Day 199", and that the Battle at Stark Expo in Fury's Big Week is before "Day 199", meaning that the end of Iron Man 2 is still just over 6 months maximum after.
- 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 - the first Expo since 1974, the same one shown in the film - begins on "May 7th 2010".
- A letter on the Stark Expo 2010 website also saying that the Expo begins on "May 7th . 2010".
- 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 in The Incredible Hulk that 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 in February 1945, this therefore implying he woke around late 2011, and The Avengers Prelude: Fury's Big Week shows 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), and those incidents were in June and July respectively, meaning they cannot be 2011.
- The Iron Man 3 Prelude showing that 10 months before The Avengers, in July 2011, 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.
- Fury saying on May 4, 2012 in The Avengers, "Last year, Earth had a visitor from another planet who had a grudge match that levelled 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.
- 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).
- The 2011 song Walk by Foo Fighters playing in a bar which Thor and Selvig visit during Thor.
- 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 in The Incredible Hulk 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 days before Fury's Big Week) were 6 months after "I am Iron Man".
- Iron Man 2 beginning with "I am Iron Man" and showing a montage of Vanko working, then showing "6 months later", the Stark Expo opening. Jon Favreau confirmed on the DVD commentary that the Vanko montage covers the 6 months, with "6 months later" referring to the time since "I am Iron Man".
- Pepper joking in Monaco that Christine Everhart slept with Tony "last year" (which was 9 months before "I am Iron Man").
- The inspired canon 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.
The best solution possible, to satisfy the most evidence with the most importance, 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.
- ↑ 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 23, 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.
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 Iron Fist: 1.04: Eight Diagram Dragon Palm
- ↑ 20.0 20.1 20.2 Iron Fist: 1.13: Dragon Plays with Fire
- ↑ 21.00 21.01 21.02 21.03 21.04 21.05 21.06 21.07 21.08 21.09 21.10 Iron Fist: 1.01: Snow Gives Way
- ↑ 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 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
- ↑ 23.0 23.1 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.
- ↑ 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 Iron Fist: 1.02: Shadow Hawk Takes Flight
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 3.05: 4,722 Hours
- ↑ In 4,722 Hours, Daniels says that he came to Maveth in "2001."
- ↑ In Rolling Thunder Cannon Punch, Danny Rand says, "I'm pretty sure it was in July, 2001... I broke my arm skateboarding."
- ↑ 29.0 29.1 Iron Fist: 1.03: Rolling Thunder Cannon Punch
- ↑ 30.00 30.01 30.02 30.03 30.04 30.05 30.06 30.07 30.08 30.09 30.10 30.11 30.12 30.13 30.14 30.15 30.16 30.17 30.18 30.19 30.20 The Incredible Hulk
- ↑ 31.0 31.1 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".
Finally, 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.
While prop-makers designed a September 2002 date for the crash, this does not match the other evidence, and when the props appear in Rolling Thunder Cannon Punch, the Rands' graves are intentionally obscured to not show the year of death, but only "200-", leaving the date ambiguous, and allowing for October 2001, which fits much better.
- ↑ Iron Fist: 1.07: Felling Tree with Roots
- ↑ 33.0 33.1 33.2 Linkedin Profile - Ward Meachum
- ↑ 34.0 34.1 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.02: 0-8-4
- ↑ In 0-8-4, on the reasoned date of September 13, 2013, it is said that the mission in Cusco was "11 years ago."
- ↑ 36.0 36.1 36.2 36.3 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.
- ↑ 37.0 37.1 37.2 37.3 37.4 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
- ↑ 38.0 38.1 Iron Fist: 1.12: Bar the Big Boss
- ↑ 39.0 39.1 39.2 39.3 39.4 Black Panther Prelude
- ↑ Iron Fist: 1.08: The Blessing of Many Fractures
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ 42.0 42.1 Daredevil: 1.10: Nelson v. Murdock
- ↑ 43.0 43.1 43.2 43.3 43.4 43.5 43.6 43.7 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.
- ↑ 44.0 44.1 44.2 44.3 44.4 44.5 44.6 44.7 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.14: The Man Behind the Shield
- ↑ 45.0 45.1 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.
- ↑ 46.0 46.1 Iron Fist promotional image, "Harold Meachum Gravely Ill"
- ↑ 47.0 47.1 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.
- ↑ 48.0 48.1 Iron Fist: 1.09: The Mistress of All Agonies
- ↑ 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".
- ↑ 50.00 50.01 50.02 50.03 50.04 50.05 50.06 50.07 50.08 50.09 50.10 50.11 50.12 50.13 50.14 50.15 50.16 50.17 50.18 50.19 50.20 50.21 50.22 50.23 50.24 50.25 50.26 50.27 50.28 50.29 50.30 50.31 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.
- ↑ 51.00 51.01 51.02 51.03 51.04 51.05 51.06 51.07 51.08 51.09 51.10 The Incredible Hulk: The Big Picture
- ↑ 52.0 52.1 52.2 Daredevil: 1.04: In the Blood
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.21: Ragtag
- ↑ 54.0 54.1 54.2 54.3 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.
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.02: Meet the New Boss
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.03: Making Friends and Influencing People
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ 58.0 58.1 Luke Cage: 1.02: Code of the Streets
- ↑ 59.0 59.1 59.2 59.3 59.4 59.5 59.6 59.7 59.8 59.9 Marvel's timeline
- ↑ 60.0 60.1 60.2 60.3 60.4 Daredevil: 2.05: Kinbaku
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ Luke Cage: 1.06: Suckas Need Bodyguards
- ↑ 63.0 63.1 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.07: Deals With our Devils
- ↑ Columbia Law Academic Calendar 2005-06
- ↑ 65.0 65.1 65.2 The Incredible Hulk Extended Scene
- ↑ 66.0 66.1 66.2 The Avengers
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.17: Identity and Change . In Deals With Our Devils, it is shown that Hope's birthday is April 18, 2006. In Wake Up, Mack says that she died 11 years ago, aged only 4 days, and it would be her birthday tomorrow, placing that on April 17, 2017. However, in The Return, a few weeks later, Daisy Johnson says that in the Framework, Hope is 10. It would make sense if the reason Hope didn't make it in the real world is because she was born a couple of months prematurely, at around 24 weeks, but in the Framework she was born in August at full-term (40 weeks), and therefore has not yet turned 11 in the Framework in May 2017.
- ↑ 68.0 68.1 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.04: Eye-Spy
- ↑ In Eye-Spy, it is said on the reasoned date of October 1, 2013 that Amador's raid was "7 years ago."
- ↑ Zune 30 release date
- ↑ In the Black Panther Prelude, it is shown that the comic begins "10 years ago" before the film's setting, which is in summer 2016, placing this around early 2007. It goes on to show "I am Iron Man" transpiring, but due to lots of evidence coming together to place this in November 2009, it cannot be pushed further back without causing major continuity errors. Because of this, after T'Challa narrates, "It's only a matter of time before war encroaches on innocent people", there is a necessary time gap placed in which 2½ years of fighting is assumed to occur, backed up by T'Challa's narration immediately after, saying, "The fighting goes on for so long, people lose sight of what they're fighting for." To make this gap as short as possible, the "10 years" is rounded to 9½ years, placing the opening scene around spring 2007.
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.02: Meet the New Boss
- ↑ 73.0 73.1 The Incredible Hulk: The Fury Files
- ↑ 74.0 74.1 74.2 74.3 74.4 74.5 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.17: Melinda
- ↑ In Melinda, on the reasoned date of April 21, 2015, the Rescue in Bahrain is shown to be "7 years ago."
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.02: Heavy is the Head
- ↑ In Heavy is the Head, it is said that the operation in Basra was in "'08."
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.07: The Hub
- ↑ 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. To check all the evidence against the "8 years" tittle card see here
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.10: The Bridge
- ↑ In The Bridge, it is said that Po "fell off the grid in '08."
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.
- ↑ Luke Cage: 1.11: Now You're Mine
- ↑ 84.0 84.1 84.2 Iron Man 2
- ↑ 85.0 85.1 85.2 Iron Man: Fast Friends
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ 87.0 87.1 87.2 87.3 87.4 87.5 87.6 87.7 87.8 87.9 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.
- ↑ 88.00 88.01 88.02 88.03 88.04 88.05 88.06 88.07 88.08 88.09 88.10 88.11 88.12 88.13 88.14 88.15 88.16 88.17 88.18 88.19 88.20 88.21 88.22 88.23 88.24 88.25 88.26 88.27 88.28 88.29 88.30 88.31 88.32 88.33 88.34 88.35 88.36 88.37 Iron Man
- ↑ 89.00 89.01 89.02 89.03 89.04 89.05 89.06 89.07 89.08 89.09 89.10 89.11 89.12 89.13 Iron Man: Limited Edition
- ↑ 90.00 90.01 90.02 90.03 90.04 90.05 90.06 90.07 90.08 90.09 90.10 90.11 90.12 90.13 90.14 90.15 90.16 90.17 90.18 90.19 90.20 Iron Man: Security Measures
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 3.08: Many Heads, One Tale
- ↑ 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."
- ↑ 93.0 93.1 93.2 93.3 93.4 93.5 93.6 93.7 93.8 The Avengers: Iron Man Mark VII
- ↑ 94.0 94.1 94.2 94.3 94.4 94.5 94.6 Iron Man: I Am Iron Man!
- ↑ Cite error: Invalid
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- ↑ 96.0 96.1 96.2 96.3 96.4 96.5 96.6 96.7 96.8 96.9 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.
- ↑ Iron Fist: 1.10: Black Tiger Steals Heart
- ↑ Captain America: Civil War Prelude
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ Ant-Man
- ↑ The Avengers: The Avengers Initiative
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ Luke Cage: 1.07: Manifest
- ↑ 104.0 104.1 104.2 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.
- ↑ 105.00 105.01 105.02 105.03 105.04 105.05 105.06 105.07 105.08 105.09 105.10 105.11 105.12 105.13 105.14 105.15 105.16 105.17 105.18 105.19 105.20 105.21 105.22 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.
- ↑ 106.0 106.1 106.2 106.3 106.4 The date of Tony's watch is the 16th.
- ↑ In the Black Panther Prelude, it is shown that "mere hours" after Tony Stark announced himself as Iron Man, which is dated to November 25, 2009, T'Chaka has a conversation with his son in which he mentions that T'Challa has had the role for "a week". This places his adoption of the role around November 18, 2009.
- ↑ 108.0 108.1 108.2 Iron Man 2: Phil Coulson: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.20: Nothing Personal
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ 111.0 111.1 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.
- ↑ 112.0 112.1 Iron Man 2: Security Breach