As the Marvel Cinematic Universe grows and grows, so does its mythology, and as that grows, it becomes increasingly easy to get the timelines all mixed up. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 takes place two years in the past, Spider-Man: Homecoming takes place one year in the past (a few months after Captain America: Civil War), and don’t even get us started on the Doctor Strange timeline.
Because of the increasing convolution, it’s become commonplace to have an idea of when some of the films take place. In advance of Spider-Man: Homecoming’s release, fans are already wondering when his next movie will happen. Speaking with Fandom, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige said:
"What I think we should focus on is this Spider-Man who started in Civil War and then has this movie, and then will be in the Avengers movie. And we are starting now the next one which will start a few minutes after Avengers 4 wraps as a story."
We have to say, we love this idea. Unlike all the other Avengers, Spider-Man is just a kid, and it’s great to see how big seismic shifts in the universe affect his life. Plus, it worked very well in Spider-Man: Homecoming, and I think it has the potential to work just as well in the second film.
This also helps to distinguish the Spidey films from all the other films. Perhaps more than any other MCU film to date (except for maybe Civil War itself), Spider-Man: Homecoming is dependent on what came before. While that’s by no means a great way to do it for every single MCU film, it does help to make it new to every other MCU movie, and different from what any non-MCU Spidey film could be.
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