When Marvel Studios first kicked off the Marvel Cinematic Universe all of the films were either taking place at the same time or right after one another but in recent years that has been changing. From the number of films coming out to the time lapse between them, there has been a shake-up over the past few years which only seems to be expanding. We see ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ take place shortly after ‘Captain America: Civil War’ though with quite some time between films and next week’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2‘ will take place four years before the events which we’ll be seeing in ‘Avengers: Infinity War.’

This timing is, of course, a topic that some fans were looking to have addressed and Marvel Studios Head Honcho Kevin Feige wanted to clear the air on that regard as well:

“I think people like to talk about our long-term plans, which we certainly have. But very rarely do those long-term plans dictate the specificity of any individual film. It’s usually the opposite. It’s focusing on a story, and focusing on the individual movie that we’re making to do what’s best. And then, if something changes that we weren’t quite expecting down the line because it was made for a better movie, then we deal with it down the line. I think that’s what happened in Phase One. We were telling those stories and having the crossover of Nick Fury talking about the Southwest Region when the hammer fell…”

So it almost sounds like the intentional world building feeling that those initial movies were giving us were anything but. Sure, they wanted to drop some connective tissue between the movies, but it wasn’t initially meant to put them all in the same time frame – it just worked out that way.

It was also probably a lot easier to do that when the studio didn’t have years of content in various points of development at any given time these days.

Are you surprised that this initial crossover of the films being at the same time was born out of an accident? Do you wish that they were still making a point to do it with their films? Share your thoughts below True Believers!

Source: Cinema Blend

horizontal line

Stuart Conover is an author, blogger, and all around geek. When not busy being a father and husband he tries to spend as much time as possible immersed in comic books, science fiction, and horror! Would you like to know more? Follow him on Twitter!