Questions tagged [chronology]

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Why does Wolverine still have Adamantium claws in X-Men: Days of Future Past?

On the future scenes of Days of Future Past Wolverine's adamantium claws can be seen (they even appear on the movie's poster). But towards the end of the The Wolverine, I remember those claws were cut ...
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How is Prometheus connected to Alien vs. Predator in the chronological sense?

At the end of Prometheus, we saw that a creature was born from the body of the dead engineer, which was essentially identical to the Alien creature pictured in the Alien vs. Predator movies (a ...
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What happened to Charles Xavier after X-Men 3?

I remember watching X-Men 3 and seeing Charles Xavier get disintegrated by Phoenix, however the post-credits scene and his appearance in later movies indicate that he actually survived. How is that ...
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When is Doctor Strange actually set?

The films from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) are usually set roughly around the time they are released (barring flashbacks) or at least in a chronological order congruent to their release order. ...
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Does the first scene in Better Call Saul take place after Breaking Bad

In the first scene from the first episode of 'Better Call Saul', we see Saul, working at some food joint and watching his own videos at home. All this is shown in black & white. After which the ...
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How does Tokyo Drift fit into the time line?

In the third Fast and Furious movie - Tokyo Drift, one of the main characters in the story is Han Lue. Near the conclusion of the movie, he dies when his car explodes in a huge fireball after being ...
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Is the Good, The Bad and The Ugly set before a Fistful of Dollars?

In the Man With no Name trilogy the third movie to be made (The Good, The Bad and the Ugly (GBU)) is sometimes said to be set before the first of the movies to be released, A Fistful of Dollars (FFD). ...
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Around what time did this scene where Ted encounters Naomi take place?

Recently, I watched the How I Met Your Mother episode, "The Poker Game"(S09E05), when my sister pointed me out this jarring inconsistency from approximately minute 09:56: Here, you could explicitly ...
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How do the characters' timelines interact in The Witcher TV series?

Having watched episodes 1-4, it appears there are at least three timelines being shown, and it's quite difficult to decipher between them. The first time I noticed there were different timelines was ...
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Where does Deadpool fall in the X-Men timeline?

When did the events of Deadpool take place in the X-Men timeline? Surely Deadpool takes place in a quite recent time era as compared to First Class and it's sequel, but exactly where?
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Does the sun rise from the West in Middle Earth?

In Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), there is a scene (starting around 02:17:52 in the Extended edition) showing the Rohan coalition leaving camp to head towards Minas Tirith. Then, ...
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Talia and Bane age problems?

Bane saved Talia when she was a baby. He was pretty old maybe in his 20s or 30s. But then she grows up and wouldn't that make Bane 60? He looks young.
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Where does Guardians of the Galaxy fit into the MCU timeline?

The film starts in 1988, this much we know. When Yondu points out that he made sure his crew didn't eat Peter, Quill remarks that "For Twenty years you've been throwing that back in my face!" If we'...
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Is Spider-Man: Homecoming correct in saying it takes place 8 years after the Battle of New York?

In the Spider-Man: Homecoming movie it's displayed that it occurs 8 years after the New York battle. Is the timeline right? Because it was supposed to occur a few months after Civil War but after ...
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In what order should I watch The planet of the Apes franchise?

Basically, I ended somewhere on the reboot film made in 2001. I would like to get back to Planet of Apes series and watch it again. With Star Wars franchise, there is famous order of how should one ...
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Time jumps in Star Wars

I have always been a little bit confused about the time generally in Star wars and time jumps between each episode. According to this, there is a time zone in Star wars and it is based on Coruscant ...
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How to sort Marvel Cinematic Universe hero movies into a chronological order?

If I wanted to watch all released Marvel heroes movies in a chronological order, how would I need to watch them? I am not referring to the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D TV series (although it would be nice ...
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How do the timelines between Black Panther and Captain America: Civil War interact?

At the start of the present day in Black Panther when T'Challa extracts Nakia from her operation, he tells her that his father, King T'Chaka, died and he wants her to come to his coronation ceremony. ...
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Where does Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. fall in the Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline?

Is it ever made clear officially what the timeline of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is and where Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D falls on it?
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Is Black Museum trying to suggest there is a chronological order in Black Mirror?

In Black Mirror S04E06 Black Museum, we got mention of so many previous episodes that it seems like it is clearly suggesting that it exists in the same universe. It mentions cookies from White ...
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How are the Daniel Craig Bond movie plots related?

It seems like with the older Bond films, they were more standalone "adventures" and could each be enjoyed without seeing the others. With the new movies, they definitely aren't as easy for me to ...
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What is the chronological order of all the Bond Films based on plot? [duplicate]

I am curious, plot-wise, what the chronological order of the James Bond films are? I seem to recall that Casino Royal and Quantum of Solace are set in the beginning of James' career as a 00-agent and ...
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How is Cooper's age justified?

In Interstellar the course of events to my knowledge is the following: The time taken to travel from Earth to the wormhole is 2yrs (Aggregate = 2). After that we don't know how much time passed on ...
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Is X-Men First Class based earlier in time than X-Men Origins:Wolverine?

If X-Men First Class (XFC) is based before X-Men Origins (XMO) then how did Emma Frost end up being captured by Colonel Stryker? The last we see of Emma Frost in XFC she is with Magneto and Raven, ...
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Why does the Fast & Furious franchise have a chronological order different from the release order?

I was browsing on Wikipedia and I noticed that the Fast & Furious films have a different chronology that doesn't match their release order. The Tokyo Drift movie, besides being totally different ...
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Where does The wolverine end credit scene fall?

In X-Men: Days of Future Past, where does the end credit scene of The Wolverine fall? I mean when did that event occur in Days of Future Past?
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Where does Elseworlds fit into Batwoman chronology?

The character of Kate Kane, alias Batwoman was first introduced to the Arrowverse in the 2018 crossover event Elseworlds. This episode shows Kate as an established hero who has apparently been working ...
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What timeframe overlaps between Bourne Supremacy and Ultimatum?

In preparation for watching Jason Bourne, I'm binge re-watching all the Bourne films since it's been many years since I've seen the earlier ones in particular. Something just struck me in doing so. ...
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Did the Predator franchise ever address AvP or AvP2 being canon or not?

Alien vs. Predator and Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem have been considered non-canon from the point of Alien franchise and has been addressed in this site many times too: How is Prometheus connected to ...
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Is there any particular order in which one should watch the movies of Marvel Cinematic Universe? Why?

I have watched all parts of the Avengers (including Civil War) and Hulk series. I am planning to watch rest of the movies of MCU. I intend to get a fine experience of Marvel movies and most ...
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What is the order of the Crisis on Earth X episodes in the Arrowverse?

There seams to be some crossover and I'm unsure of the order of which the episodes are supposed to be watched.
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Which X-Men movies' timelines were erased by Days of Future Past? [duplicate]

In Days of Future Past (2014), Wolverine erases the old timeline and starts a new one. Which X-Men films' timelines were erased? Please no spoilers.
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Is there any reason behind Irréversible's reverse chronological order?

From the Wikipedia article for the movie, Memento: The purpose of the fragmented reverse sequencing is to force the audience into a sympathetic experience of Leonard's defective short-term memory, ...
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Where exactly does Birds of Prey take place in the DC Extended Universe?

I recently watched Birds of Prey and it was clear that it takes place after Suicide Squad, but when? I want to know in comparison to other DC Extended Universe films.
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How could Thanos have the Infinity Gauntlet at the end of Age of Ultron?

At the end (post-credit) of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thanos is seen taking the Infinity Gauntlet. But in Avengers: Infinity War, judging from Eitri's words, his attack on Nidavellir, where he ...
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Where do the timelines of X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men: Days of Future Past lie exactly?

In X-Men: The Last Stand, we saw that Wolverine kills Jean Grey and Scott Summers was killed. Later, In The Wolverine, Logan recovers from his past. However, in X-Men: Days of Future Past, Scott ...
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When is it established that Laurie Strode is Michael Myers' sister?

So far as I can tell, in the original 1978 film, Laurie Strode is chased by Michael for no apparent reason aside from "that's what he does." Yet in all wiki sources I can find, it's clearly ...
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Over what time period does Once Upon A Time In The West take place?

I have the question regarding the movie Once Upon A Time In The West. I am not able to fix the time of the story. How long does the story last? Days or weeks?
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In Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Extremis shown is a post Iron Man 3 version of virus or pre?

In the first episode it is indicated that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. happens after The Avengers, but the first episode also has Extremis in it. So is it a pre Iron Man 3 version of Extremis or post? I ...
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Which comes first chronologically, Jessica Jones Season 1 or Daredevil Session 2?

I see that a character from Jessica Jones, Hogarth appears in the last episode of Daredevil Season 2. Also the name "Jessica Jones" is mentioned in one of the episodes of Daredevil Season 2. Which "...
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How much connected is the Night of the Living Dead film series?

Night of the Living Dead film series are the 6 zombie horror films created by George A. Romero but as per Wikipedia they are loosely connected but how loosely? I have not seen any of those 6 films and ...
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Where does Sara's meeting in LoT S01E16 fall in Arrow timeline?

In Legend of Tomorrow S01E16, Sara goes to the Arrowcave and meets her dad and got the information about the death of her sister and after some chit-chat she leaves. But chronologically when does ...
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What year is Geostorm set?

In Geostorm, the intro specifies that storms and cataclysms started in 2019, then the 17 nations build a system of climate-controlling satellites called "Dutch Boy" and 3 years later the story begins. ...
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Willamson left the office before Roma got the Lingk contract

In Glengarry Glen Ross (1992 Film adaptation) Levine follows Williamson out to his car as he's leaving the office. Levine begs for new leads and Williamson refuses him. Next scene is Moss and Aaronow ...
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How much time passed (in universe) between Rocky and Rocky III?

In the original Rocky, Mickey tells Rocky that he is 76 years old: MICKEY (yells) Rocky, I'm seventy-six years old. Maybe you can be the winner I never was -- your ...
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Who/what ties together the characters/movie?

How and when is the chronology is separated from the main storyline? What or who ties together the characters and the movie? After the restaurant robbery? This is two questions I can't understand, ...
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What is the timeline of Black mirror?

I recently asked a Black Mirror question: Is Black Museum trying to address that there is a chronological order in Black Mirror? Which got the answer with the sourced quote: "It does actually now ...
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Any significance to watching The Originals for understanding The Vampire Diaries and if yes then in which order?

Is there any significance to watching The Originals for better understanding of The Vampire Diaries and its story or is there no need for it? If yes, is there any recommended chronological order for ...
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How much time passes in Scarface?

In Scarface the time only jumps a few months at times but it is obviously longer, so how much time goes by from beginning to end.
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How do we know that the Emancipation episode falls into the events of Captain America: Civil War?

In the description of the Emancipation episode (S03E20) of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on IMDb we can read: In the aftermath of the events of Captain America: Civil War (2016), S.H.I.E.L.D feels ...