One thing fans have enjoyed about the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the parallel between the continuity found between films and inside the pages of the comics. With all the planning that goes into where each film takes place in the timeline, it’s a safe bet that a document exists that chronicles this information.
Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts was introduced to this very document after he signed on for Spidey’s first solo outing in the MCU. Surprisingly, it also goes all the way back to the dawn of time.
“There’s an actual scroll that they unrolled for me,” Watts told Entertainment Weekly. “One of my producers, Eric Carroll, it was his first job at Marvel to work on a timeline and see where things line up and see where things didn’t quite line up. Like, ‘Oh, that’s when Captain America is born.'”
Watts also added that the actual size of the scroll surpasses the length of a conference room table. “Uh yes, it’s very long. It’s the most amazing thing because it starts, honestly, at the beginning of time — I don’t remember specifically, but I think it has something to do with Thor.” He laughs. “It is truly an amazing document.”
Arriving July 7, director Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: Homecoming stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr.
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