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How The Avengers: Endgame Time Jump complicates matters behind the scenes at Marvel Studios

The timeline for the Marvel Cinematic Universe was relatively straightforward. With a few notable exceptions – like Captain America: The First AvengerAnd the Captain MarvelAnd the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – The majority of films feature events that take place in the year of the specific film release (i.e. ant Man It was released in theaters in 2015, and set in 2015).

But then the sudden happened. in Avengers: Endgamethe MCU has taken a surprising leap into the future with a five-year time jump, meaning that all films and shows are in Phase 4 (not including Black Widow) is set in the not-too-distant future. Not only did it make it more difficult for fans to follow the order of everything in the ever-increasing continuity, but it also led to some confusion behind the scenes at Marvel Studios.

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