When trying over the Marvel motion pictures so as, one may actually classify Spider-Man: Homecoming as one of many extra beloved entries, with the 2017 film inserting Tom Holland’s Peter Parker entrance and heart following his introduction in Captain America: Civil Conflict the 12 months prior. Nevertheless, there’s a evident timeline controversy with Homecoming for individuals who hold a good watch on MCU continuity: the primary occasions of the film are stated to happen eight years after The Avengers, when it must be solely 4 years. Properly, now Marvel has lastly supplied an official rationalization for this concern, and it concerned looping in a Loki character.
Inside the new ebook The Marvel Cinematic Universe – An Official Timeline, Miss Minutes, the Time Variance Authority’s animated mascot from the Loki sequence, is introduced in to attribute this Spider-Man: Homecoming concern as a TVA clerical error. In her phrases (by way of ComicBookMovie):
For many who want a refresher, Spider-Man: Homecoming begins off in 2012, instantly after the Battle of New York, the place Michael Keaton’s Adrian Toomes salvage job is taken away by the newly-formed Division of Injury Management. Nevertheless, as a result of he and his crew had already salvaged an honest quantity of leftover Chitauri expertise, they’re in a position to make use of that as the inspiration for what’s going to develop into their weapons-selling operation. Then the film jumps to its current day setting, which is alleged to be eight years later, however ought to actually solely be 4 years since we’re choosing again up with Peter and Tony shortly after the Leipzig airport battle, as seen in Civil Conflict.
It is unlikely that the MCU was ever going to straight deal with this continuity mistake onscreen, however of all of the characters to clarify what went incorrect, choosing the mascot for the group chargeable for policing the Sacred Timeline was a superb alternative. Granted, Loki Season 2 has depicted Miss Minutes going rogue, however I’d wish to assume she supplied this clarifying assertion on Homecoming previous to Tom Hiddleston’s variant of the Asgardian God of Mischief being introduced in.
After all, lots’s modified within the lifetime of Holland’s Peter Parker since Spider-Man: Homecoming, from battling Thanos’ military alongside the Avengers to teaming up with two of his variants from different universes. Now because of Spider-Man: No Manner Residence’s ending, the world has forgotten Peter Parker exists, which units up some instructions a fourth Holland-led Spider-Man film may go. As for Adrian Toomes, a.okay.a. Vulture, though he and Peter haven’t crossed paths since Homecoming, he was proven in Morbius’s mid-credits scenes being transported to Sony’s Spider-Man Universe, the place characters like Tom Hardy’s Venom and Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s Kraven the Hunter additionally stay.
In case you’re now within the temper to rewatch Spider-Man: Homecoming, it, together with Loki and almost each different MCU film and present, could be streamed with a Disney+ subscription. In any other case, you may seek the advice of our upcoming Marvel motion pictures and upcoming Marvel TV reveals guides to be taught what this franchise has slated over the subsequent a number of years.