Exhaustive and Impressive Timeline of Current Marvel Movie Continuity
Man, this is the kind of thing that we love to do, if only we had the time: the buffs over at Film Buff have put together a meticulously researched timeline of every known event in current Marvel Movie canon, reconciling every possible concrete date from both Iron Man movies, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, all the promotional material from Captain America: The First Avenger, and various novelized and comic adaptations of the movies. Turns out, Iron Man 2, The Incredible Hulk, and Thor all pretty much happened at the same time (that Agent Coulson is a busy guy) almost exactly one year ago.
For example, on May 11th, 2010:
Rhodes delivers the Mk II suit to the military at Andrews Air Force Base. Stark goes for donuts and has a conversation with SHIELD director Nick Fury. Fury mentions a situation in the southwest but confines Stark to house arrest.
At Hammer Industries, Vanko continues revamping the battle suits in to unmanned, remote-controlled drones.
And on May 15th:
Tony visits Potts at Stark Industries, makes intuitive breakthrough on how to fix his palladium/ARC reactor problem through the creation of a new element theorized by his father and hidden in the layout of Stark Expo. Stark builds a small cyclotron to create the element.
A Punete Antiguo, New Mexico local discovers Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir, in a crater about 50 miles east of town. Unable to lift it, he calls several other people to give it a try.
The arrival of the Mjolnir is also noticed by SHIELD. Nick Fury reassigns Agent Coulson from his detail with Tony Stark to investigate. Coulson leaves that afternoon from California for New Mexico.
Like I said, busy guy. If you’d like to read the whole timeline, which stretches from 965 AD to July 8th, 2010, be warned that it contains Thor spoilers. I mean, it contains spoilers for all of these movies, but I think the statue of limitations has expired on all of them but Thor. You can find it here.