While the Marvel Cinematic Universe has continuity errors there aren’t many major ones outside of the “8-Years Later from ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming‘ and now director Joe Russo is weighing in on it. Quite a few people have commented on the error at this point on how the film was taking place “eight years later” doesn’t match up with the existing timeline.
The breakdown is that ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ took place eight years after ‘The Avengers’ We know that ‘Iron Man’ took place in 2008 and ‘The Avengers’ was in 2012. Just to keep things more in line we know that ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ was in 2014. So, ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ obviously takes place after ‘Captain America: Civil War’. What helps everything get tossed out of the window even further is that ‘Avengers: Infinity War‘ will take place in 2018.
Eight years after ‘The Avengers’ would be 2020. That doesn’t line up with any of this. When asked specifically about this scenario, Joe Russo stated that:
“It was eight years, I believe. It was a very incorrect eight years.”
This is the first time someone directly involved with Marvel Studios has publically made a statement on this timeline being “incorrect”. While Russo confirms something many of us have suspected, there doesn’t seem to be much that they can do about it now. For the majority of viewers, this is an oversight that they wouldn’t notice and doesn’t even matter. For the hardcore geeks and anyone who prefers to call the Marvel Cinematic Universe out for any mistake that they make this is an oversight which will likely never be resolved.
Do you think that this “either years later” can be explained away still or did Marvel Studios make one mistake they can’t justify? Is this a continuity error that bothers you or is that single title slug something you can ignore? How do you feel that this problem could be settled? Share your thoughts below, True Believers!
Source: Screen Rant