It’s been obvious for sometime that the latest Marvel films all tie together into a coherent universe. But it’s not immediately obvious how closely arranged all the events are. The folks at Film Buff Online have compiled a timeline of events that takes all the films that will add to the Avengers and puts all the characters together like never before (unfortunately the events of Captain America aren’t included, but I imagine that will come soon). Of course, if you haven’t seen all the films, thar’ be spoilers ahead:
May 2 2010 – Stark arrives at the Historic Grand Prix of Monaco and in a moment of spontaneity quips “What’s the point of having a car if you don’t drive it,” and replaces Team Stark’s regular driver DiFilipo in Race G. Ivan Vanko attacks Stark along the section of the Circuit de Monaco between turns 16 and 17 along the harbor. Switching into a portable, lightweight Iron Man armor (Mark V), Stark defeats Vanko.
Later that evening, Stark visits Vanko in prison before flying back to US with Potts.
Meanwhile, General Ross’s task force raids Rochina favela is search of Banner under the field command of Emil Blonski. Banner transforms into Hulk, defeats the raiding party and escapes. (IH 0:29:02 Days with out incidence counter moves from 190 days backwards.)
Someone at Marvel Studios is a genius. Thanks for Film Buff Online for doing the legwork. This stuff should probably all exist in a wiki somewhere. Anyone want to put it all together?