The Entire MCU Timeline Explained

The massive scope of the MCU has allowed Marvel Studios to create a sprawling, interconnected universe built on a shared continuity, and much like the comics the movies are based on, that means things can get pretty complicated.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe doesn't start with Tony Stark getting kidnapped in 2008, Carol Danvers being taken to Hala in the '90s, or even with Steve Rogers volunteering for the Super Soldier program in the '40s. Instead, like most universes, this one starts at the Big Bang.

Going chronologically, the first event we see in the MCU is the creation of the Infinity Stones. As the Collector explains in Guardians of the Galaxy, they were formed from the "six singularities" that caused the universe to explode into existence, before being scattered across the universe.
That, of course, was billions of years ago, but "millions of years" before we get to the present-day MCU, Ego the Living Planet comes into existence and starts seeding worlds with his essence in an attempt to create another Celestial being like himself.
Watch the video to see the entire MCU timeline explained!
#MCU #MarvelCinematicUniverse #InfinityWar
In the beginning... | 0:13
A long, long time ago... | 1:00
Life during wartime: the 1940s | 2:32
The Silver Age: the mid 20th century | 4:00
Recent history: the late 20th century | 5:09
Meanwhile… | 6:51
Only '90s kids will remember the Kree-Skrull War: 1990s | 7:28
The Marvel Age of Cinema: 2008 | 9:20
Phase One: 2009 - 2011 | 11:09
Assembly: 2012 - 2013 | 12:38
Phase Two and aftermath: 2014 - 2016 | 14:22
Disassembled: 2015 - 2017 | 16:28
Three very different homecomings: 2017 - 2018 | 18:16
The Infinity War(s): 2018 - 2023 | 19:45


  1. NameCallingIsWeak

    NameCallingIsWeak2 soat oldin

    Hydra came to America? Sounds like Operation Paperclip.

  2. Maspon 123

    Maspon 1233 soat oldin

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  4. XxFazexX

    XxFazexX4 soat oldin

    Btw guys, you can just watch all the Marvel movies on *topflixse* I just watched Endgame, it's legit

  5. mark brannigan

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  6. francis caliguiran

    francis caliguiran5 soat oldin

    Why Agents of Shield are not here???

  7. Giannis Papailiou

    Giannis Papailiou6 soat oldin

    Congratulations man this was the best explaining video

  8. Abhishek Karan

    Abhishek Karan8 soat oldin

    Vision was created with mind stone not soul stone please correct it

  9. Speedy Gonzales

    Speedy Gonzales8 soat oldin

    *NEXT UP* my philosophy teacher rises as the villain, after being summoned with "why is Gamora?"

  10. Stephen Burke

    Stephen Burke11 soat oldin

    need to update this to include 'wanda vision' soon

  11. sanketrajawat1

    sanketrajawat111 soat oldin

    Luis from ant man can finish this in 2 minutes 28 seconds , saving 20 mins of your buffering :)

  12. Vyral Oak

    Vyral Oak20 soat oldin

    I’m sorry you said vision had the soul stone I got his head?

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  14. Alicia greer

    Alicia greer22 soat oldin

    Soul stone what you mean mind right

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  16. D GR

    D GR23 soat oldin

    A HAHAHAHAHAHA , Marvel , Can't think seriously about this ))))

  17. Rick carmont

    Rick carmontKun oldin

    he ssaid that they used the soul stone to do it what he talking about

  18. Danny Covell

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  19. YannickFilms

    YannickFilmsKun oldin

    Great Summary!💯

  20. Jeff Teves

    Jeff TevesKun oldin

    someone needs to make a movie combining all MCU movies! I'd happily veg out on the couch for 24hours watching it!

  21. Dr.Slime-Roblox

    Dr.Slime-RobloxKun oldin

    Nah fam Imma watch it by date Bc THATS WHY THEY HAVE DATES AND IT MADE SO MUCH SENSE

  22. Satan's Earlobe

    Satan's EarlobeKun oldin

    Mind stone in Vision - NOT the soul stone.

  23. Dedy Nur Febrianto

    Dedy Nur FebriantoKun oldin

    You should update the timeline by adding the Scarlet Witch origin.

  24. Abdul Ahmed

    Abdul AhmedKun oldin

    15:00 is the Mind stone, not the soul stone

  25. love boy

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  26. Sia

    SiaKun oldin

    if at first you don't succeed, make another robot who you can hope is not genocidal. best line ever. i'm subscribing.

  27. mys1c_g4mez

    mys1c_g4mezKun oldin

    they said soul stone its the mind stone

  28. Ryphy

    RyphyKun oldin

    u mean mind stone not soul

  29. Brian Johnson

    Brian JohnsonKun oldin

    15:09 *mind stone - not soul stone

  30. humaNNNbeast

    humaNNNbeastKun oldin

    15:08 mind stone**

  31. Govind Krishna

    Govind KrishnaKun oldin

    "Nothing much happened between the unification of wakanda and the 20th century" Agatha : Hold my beer

  32. κόσμος βασιλέας

    κόσμος βασιλέαςKun oldin

    Actually vision has mind stone not soul stone , u said it wrong

  33. Liuman Seit-Mametov

    Liuman Seit-MametovKun oldin

    Great job explaining all the time line!

  34. Tiny TinkerWolf

    Tiny TinkerWolfKun oldin

    The part that confuses me is between the events of Thanos attacking the ship Thor an the asgardians were on after Thor Ragnarok and End Game I need to rewatch the films again to see what i miss '-') were some of thors people on a different ship??

  35. Syed Ahmed Ali

    Syed Ahmed AliKun oldin

    You mean mind stone

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    Dino NuggieKun oldin

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  39. Parin

    ParinKun oldin

    And Groot. A tree🤣

  40. Shazna Rislan

    Shazna Rislan2 kun oldin

    You forgot when hydra was actually formed centuries ago to bring back an inhuman destined to rule earth from another planet (agents of S.H.I.E.L.D)

  41. Anthony Quintana

    Anthony Quintana2 kun oldin

    he said they used the soul stone to make vision

  42. Parin

    ParinKun oldin

    Yea, that doesn’t make sense

  43. mecjb

    mecjb2 kun oldin

    the amount of work put into this wow

  44. Israel Cuevas

    Israel Cuevas2 kun oldin

    Oof he made a mistake. He said soul stone

  45. Video game lover 2006

    Video game lover 20062 kun oldin

    Why didn’t you mention any of the TV shows like daredevil Punisher Jessica Jones iron fist Luke cage agents of shield cloak and dagger or marvels runaways

  46. Michael Strickland

    Michael Strickland2 kun oldin

    I'm still confused.

  47. A.M. CUTZ

    A.M. CUTZ2 kun oldin

    They used mind stone not soul

  48. travis graham

    travis graham2 kun oldin

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  49. Temi GUNN

    Temi GUNN2 kun oldin

    Drax was watching this the whole time, U just never saw him

  50. aneesh rout

    aneesh rout2 kun oldin

    15:09 its mind stone that is embedded in vision

  51. one click

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  52. Happy Canada

    Happy Canada2 kun oldin

    Rdj didn't made iron man he made the whole MCU

  53. Pikamew

    Pikamew2 kun oldin

    They don’t use the soul stone

  54. Donald Jacobs

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  55. Elisha Grace Asuncion

    Elisha Grace Asuncion2 kun oldin

    can we just remember the FREAKING SACRIFICE OF BLACK WIDOW ?!?!? LIKE HELLO

  56. motoo nakabayashi

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  59. Gaming With Jassy

    Gaming With Jassy2 kun oldin

    I thought Drax family was killed by Ronan not Thanos, cause I just watched Guardians of the Galaxy and he said Ronan killed them and Ronan admitted to remembering them.

  60. Jack Denmark

    Jack Denmark3 kun oldin

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  62. Santiago oliva

    Santiago oliva3 kun oldin

    Theres no explaining it, because they ended it with a movie built SOLELY on fanservice. endgame was plain bad. we should all want more then nostalgia injections into our veins from what should have been an epic

  63. Vance Marini

    Vance Marini3 kun oldin

    “as you can see, i am not dead”-chadwick boseman that aged well.. fly high black panther❤️🕊

  64. Harsh Upadhyay

    Harsh Upadhyay3 kun oldin

    Thanos is a legend 👍

  65. Bala Games

    Bala Games3 kun oldin

    Zemo’s family died in NY and the Winter Soldier did not kill T’Chaka,it was Zemo with a wig.

  66. Arjun Bharat

    Arjun Bharat3 kun oldin

    Vision has the mind stone, not soul

  67. obi wan kenobi

    obi wan kenobi3 kun oldin

    You do know the agents of shield are part of the mcu

  68. Tino Schomann

    Tino Schomann3 kun oldin

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  69. Emma Fisher

    Emma Fisher3 kun oldin

    What movie shows peggie going to those places? If there aren’t any and those are just some clips I’m sorry for wasting your time.

  70. Raquel Carvalho

    Raquel Carvalho3 kun oldin

    I'm not sure but the Peggie's images going to those places can be from "Agent Carter" series, I guess

  71. Samuel McGreal

    Samuel McGreal3 kun oldin

    You forgot to say that in 1991, Bucky killed Tony's parents.

  72. Caleb Donahue

    Caleb Donahue3 kun oldin

    Vision has the Mind Stone, not the Soul Stone

  73. That Euphonium

    That Euphonium3 kun oldin

    hydra wasn't created in the 90's, it was actually created a very long time ago by people who wanted to bring back the ancient inhuman Hive created by the cree. this was in Agents Of Shield

  74. That Euphonium

    That Euphonium2 kun oldin

    @Denzel Ibrahim nope, agents of shield had this whole complicated plot about alien and another planet.

  75. Denzel Ibrahim

    Denzel Ibrahim2 kun oldin

    Ive never watch mcu's series except wandavision. I thought hydra was made by the ussr at ww2

  76. Ryan McInnis

    Ryan McInnis3 kun oldin

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  77. Podwer

    Podwer3 kun oldin

    Wheres "all along, WHAT"


    VIKRAM MALHOTRA3 kun oldin

    5:18 Mind stone.

  79. Abhiramy Nandanan

    Abhiramy Nandanan3 kun oldin

    Almost 22 movies in 22 mins!!!

  80. Jaques Studly

    Jaques Studly3 kun oldin

    Mrs. Marvel was a much better character when she was just a flying "brick" i.e. super strong and invulnerable.

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    travis graham4 kun oldin

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  83. Inez Smith

    Inez Smith4 kun oldin

    Thank you so much this helped a lot! ❤️ Edit: OMGOMG 20:17 Tony Stark is wearing EDITH 🤩

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  86. Picsby Drew

    Picsby Drew4 kun oldin

    15:09 not the soul stone it’s the mind stone .

  87. xSilverScreenx

    xSilverScreenx4 kun oldin

    captain marvel was probably the worst movie from all these.

  88. davy crocket

    davy crocket4 kun oldin

    small correction, vision didn't have the soul stone, he had the mind stone

  89. Emir Veziroglu

    Emir Veziroglu4 kun oldin

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  90. Jax P.

    Jax P.4 kun oldin

    Vision has the mind stone, not the soul stone... 15:09 mark.

  91. Haley Weatherall

    Haley Weatherall4 kun oldin

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  92. R R

    R R4 kun oldin

    You did not explain it clear enough

  93. Simply Konrad

    Simply Konrad4 kun oldin

    Not soul stone-mind stone to create Vision.

  94. kuran Krishan

    kuran Krishan4 kun oldin

    Maybe do a update for Wandavision

  95. Nidhirdh Manoj

    Nidhirdh Manoj4 kun oldin

    But they dont explain how the infinity gauntlet was present in Asgard..(Check the scene where Hala revives her army in thor ragnarok)

  96. Gabby Koz

    Gabby Koz4 kun oldin

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  97. Bob Evans

    Bob Evans4 kun oldin

    I swear I don’t even know barely any of this stuff yet I’ve seen almost all of the movies

  98. John Lucca

    John Lucca4 kun oldin

    wow this is a lot. I cannot comprehend it lol it makes a lot of sense

  99. Roboticboy

    Roboticboy5 kun oldin

    16:35 Thomas the Tank Engine is canon in MCU

  100. Angel Amusat

    Angel Amusat5 kun oldin

    visions made from the mind stone not soul

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    Anthony Phung5 kun oldin

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  103. Tim m

    Tim m5 kun oldin

    MIND STONE to create vision not Soul Stone.

  104. Siege824's

    Siege824's5 kun oldin

    Are we going to ignore that he said they use the soul stone to create vision and not the mind stump