‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Director Says ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Timeline Was Off

Avengers Infinity War Spider-Man Joe Russo Tom Holland MarvelAvengers: Infinity War director Joe Russo recently commented on the timeline issue that came up in the opening of Spider-Man: Homecoming.

When Spider-Man: Homecoming begins, it apparently starts eight years after the events of 2012’s Avengers. This timeline debacle confused fans who up until now have been waiting for a definitive answer. Infinity War Director Joe Russo was playing a Marvel trivia game with interviewer Ashish Chanchlani and the MCU veteran was asked:

” Chanchlani: What was the time gap between the events of Avengers and Spider-Man: Homecoming?

Russo: Oh, it was eight years, I believe,

Chanchlani And it was quite controversial

Russo: Yes, it was a very incorrect eight years.”

You can check out the interview below:

Vision pointed out that Iron Man revealed himself to the world eight years prior to the events of Civil War. Homecoming sees Tom Holland suiting up as Spider-Man once again two months after the infamous airport showdown. If Iron Man started the universe, there is no way The Battle for New York in Avengers could have taken place eight years prior to Homecoming.

Kevin Feige has commented on the messy timeline. The Marvel executive stated that other than very particular instances where there’s a newspaper, or verbal reference to years, they never date the films. He also clarified that just because an MCU film opens on a specific month and year that does not mean that is the time it takes place within the timeline. 

Whatever one’s thoughts may be on the Marvel timeline fiasco, having one of the directors behind Avengers: Infinity War stating the Spider-Man: Homecoming title card was incorrect might prove good enough for MCU fans to put this debacle to bed. Spider-Man looks to return to the big screen in less than one week when Marvel’s mega mashup finally is released.

Here is the synopsis for Avengers: Infinity War

As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.

Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, the film stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Peter Dinklage, Benedict Wong, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, Chris Pratt, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Cobie Smulders, Jeremy Renner and Paul Rudd.

Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters April 27, 2018.

7 Comic Book Characters Who Have Lost An Eye

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Comic Book Characters EyeEveryone knows the famous expression “I can do that with one eye closed!” Well, for some people, it’s more than an expression — it’s a way of life. Everything from a paper airplane to a speck of dust can cause humans to lose an eye and sport an eye patch for the rest of their lives. Technology is improving to the point where glass eyes and prosthetics are looking more normal than ever before, and with google glasses who really cares how many eyes someone has as long as they are constantly ingesting information?

Comic book characters, even the helpless civilians, are used to bad things happening. Alien invasions or superhero wars seem to be a common occurrence in both the Marvel and DC Universe, but there’s something else that’s common too. It doesn’t matter what comic universe you look at, there is a character in every world who has lost an eye. At the end of the day, eye patches are too damn cool to only be used when a book features a pirate. Losing an eye may suck for these characters, but it usually boosts their aesthetic appeal and gives them a new emotional pain to latch onto as they move forward.

Hit Next to learn about seven comic book characters who have lost an eye!

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