When Does Spider-Man: Homecoming Take Place?

If you’re looking to see Spider-Man: Homecoming, you may be wondering when it takes place. The film is set four years after the events of Captain America: Civil War. However, the Marvel Studios timeline is confusing. Many fans are unsure how the MCU works, and how many times the characters are retconned.

Infinity War effectively retconned many of the other films, as it says the events of Avengers: Endgame and The Avengers happened six years ago. While it’s true that the Avengers battle took place during this time, it wasn’t exactly clear where the battle occurred.

However, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has said that the official Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline is in the works. In fact, there are a few different versions of the timeline, based on how they’re laid out.

For instance, the Spider-Man: Homecoming opening scene is already generating more debate among hardcore fans. Whether it actually takes place eight years after the Avengers battle or not is unclear, but the prologue does mention that it is the eight-year anniversary of the Battle of New York.

Despite the confusion, the movie still introduces some of the more important characters to the MCU. Iron Man, Vulture, Tony Stark, and more appear in the film. Also, a new villain is introduced, called Skrull Talos.

In addition to Spider-Man, the movie also introduces Black Widow. She takes on a much more limited role, and is not as close to the Civil War event as Black Panther was.