What’s going on with the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s timeline after Avengers: Infinity War?


Is there a time jump for the Marvel movies? The casting for Cassie Lang is raising a lot of questions about where the MCU is headed.

While we all love Marvel movies, the timeline has been brought up quite a few times. If you remember Spider-Man: Homecoming, it threw a wrench in the idea that these movies are in real time. So now that Cassie Lang isn’t exactly a little girl anymore, with reports from That Hashtag Show that an older version will appear in Avengers 4, the question is: When did Ant-Man take place?

Or better yet, how much time is going to have passed since Avengers: Infinity War and the rest of the series? The thing about Marvel is that a lot of the time, the movies just don’t mention timelines. We’re supposed to figure out what is going on.

For instance, in Spider-Man: Homecoming, we knew something was different because Peter Parker was 8 during the happenings in The Avengers. Next, we saw he was 15 during Captain America: Civil War. That is a seven-year difference when those movies came out four years apart.

Now, this is all a rough estimate even if Kevin Feige has said the movies happen in real time. They’re a little wobbly. Now with the casting of Cassie, it is going to be interesting to see what that means for the real-time arc of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Personally, I’d love a jump after Avengers: Infinity War. While it will be sad to see some of our favorite heroes die, it won’t be fun to watch their friends they left behind grieving for them (or, since it is a superhero movie, not grieving as we see fit).

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Is Emma Fuhrmann just going to play younger than she is? Or is the untitled fourth Avengers film going to be roughly 10 years after Ant-Man? We’ll have to wait and see, but at least we know this: Cassie Lang is about to be awesome.