Fans haven’t seen Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in quite some time. The son of Odin has been missing in action since Avengers: Age of Ultron ended. Thor and Hulk were both absent from Captain America: Civil War, which was somewhat disappointing due the fact most everyone else in the Marvel family was there for the party. Of course, whatever it is that Thor has been doing, it is safe to assume it has to do with his Infinity Stone vision
The timeline of the MCU has become less and less clear the more it expands. If you are wondering where Thor: Ragnarok takes place within the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s timeline, we have found an answer for you, sort of. During a visit to the set of the Thor franchise’s third installment, Screen Rant spoke with one of the film’s producers, Brad Winderbaum, who tried to clear up the MCU timeline, and where Thor: Ragnarok‘s place in it.
“It’s not like, five minutes after Ultron ends we start this movie. It’s a couple years later… This movie takes place basically… You know, it’s hard. In the timeline of the MCU, things kind of happen on top of each other, especially now in Phase Three. They’re not as interlocked as they were in Phase One, you know, during Fury’s Big Week and everything. So [Thor: Ragnarok] happens maybe on top of Civil War, on top of Spider-Man [Homecoming]. Somewhere in that ball park.”
More or less the film takes place around the same time as Captain America: Civil War, so we do have some overlapping with at least some of the installments in the MCU, and that’s acceptable in my book. Having said that, with Marvel’s top notch execution with their properties, one would think that the timeline would be a bit more clear and a bit tighter overall. I’m sure some fellow nerd out there has a detailed account of when each and every Marvel movie happens within the universe’s timeline. As I said it’s not a huge deal for me (Just like I wasn’t as bothered as some people were with the timeline in Game of Thrones 7.6). For me, the MCU’s consistent quality far outweighs any time discrepancies. Sure, it would be nice if everything matched up a little tighter, but Marvel has left enough room to pull the films together and as long as the story within the individual movies makes sense, it is good with me.
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Source: Screen Rant