Intrepid fan recuts the Marvel Phase 1 film-verse in chronological order

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Dec 26, 2014

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) stretches across almost a dozen films and several hours of television episodes, but the whole saga can get a little twisty when it comes to timelines. Well, not anymore.

Michael Furth, editor of The Comic Archive and aspiring recut specialist, had a boatload of time on his hands and decided to recut the entirety of Marvel’s Phase 1 into chronological order. Essentially, that covers everything from Captain America: The First Avenger through the closing scene of The Avengers (not to mention the deep history of Thor).

Of course, thanks to those twisty timelines, he also needed Iron Man 3, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Agent Carter and Guardians of the Galaxy to make it all work. Sadly, since the films are copyrighted (duh), he couldn’t actually release the entire 12-hour saga. But Furth has released a timecode breakdown so anyone with the wherewithal can replicate the project.

It’s one heck of an undertaking, but you’d have to think it’d put the entire franchise into a whole new perspective. Weird and disjointed, probably, but still enlightening.

Check out a video recapping the project below:

If you’re feeling ambitious, and have access to some decent video editing software, check out the full timecode breakdown below:

  • Thor: The Dark World 00:00:01:22 00:03:32:06
  • Thor 00:03:22:06 00:07:34:14
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier 01:32:17:06 01:33:13:20
  • Captain America: The First Avenger 00:03:39:08 01:48:41:20
  • Agents of Shield, 208 The Things We Bury
  • Agents of Shield, 201
  • Agents of Shield, 208 The Things We Bury
  • Agents of Shield, 208 The Things We Bury
  • Captain America: The First Avenger 01:48:40:21 01:50:24:05
  • Agent Carter One-Shot 00:00:50:18 00:12:06:03
  • Agents of Shield, 208 The Things We Bury
  • Guardians of the Galaxy 00:00:03:19 00:03:37:13
  • Agents of Shield, 208 The Things We Bury
  • Iron Man 3 00:00:30:09 00:04:52:16
  • The Incredible Hulk 00:00:56:05 00:03:05:19
  • Iron Man 00:04:20:06 00:16:23:17
  • Iron Man 00:00:36:21 00:03:51:20
  • Iron Man 00:16:27:22 00:16:39:16
  • Iron Man 00:03:51:14 00:04:19:15
  • Iron Man 00:16:39:14 01:57:10:23
  • Iron Man 2 00:00:33:10 00:05:02:14
  • Iron Man 02:05:09:00 02:05:40:18
  • The Incredible Hulk 00:03:10:10 00:12:52:18
  • Iron Man 2 00:05:03:21 00:18:01:12
  • The Incredible Hulk 00:12:51:14 00:28:30:04
  • Iron Man 2 00:18:01:00 00:22:20:04
  • Thor 00:07:33:15 00:14:41:17
  • The Incredible Hulk 00:28:29:13 00:37:26:22
  • Iron Man 2 00:22:19:15 01:23:39:01
  • Thor 00:14:41:13 00:29:51:08
  • Thor 00:00:39:16 00:03:03:00
  • Thor 00:29:59:21 00:32:26:23
  • Iron Man 2 01:23:38:19 01:27:25:02
  • A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Thor's Hammer 00:00:05:16 00:02:41:15
  • Thor 00:32:27:05 00:36:35:08
  • Iron Man 2 01:27:23:08 01:54:12:01
  • The Incredible Hulk 00:37:25:20 00:44:11:15
  • Thor 00:36:34:23 01:05:04:00
  • The Incredible Hulk 00:44:09:05 01:06:55:22
  • Iron Man 2 01:54:09:22 01:56:55:16
  • Thor 01:04:55:00 01:15:34:14
  • The Incredible Hulk 01:06:55:00 01:09:56:18
  • Thor 01:15:34:12 01:20:42:04
  • The Incredible Hulk 01:09:57:14 01:14:48:15
  • Thor 01:20:37:17 01:41:48:22
  • The Incredible Hulk 01:14:48:13 01:42:35:14
  • Thor 01:41:49:14 01:45:09:08
  • The Incredible Hulk 01:42:33:06 01:44:22:18
  • Thor 01:53:00:14 01:54:33:07
  • The Consultant 00:00:03:01 00:02:06:09
  • The Incredible Hulk 01:44:22:13 01:45:29:06
  • The Consultant 00:02:40:23 00:03:12:16
  • Captain America: The First Avenger 00:00:35:20 00:03:39:07
  • Captain America: The First Avenger 01:50:30:14 01:53:42:12
  • The Avengers Deleted Scene 00:00:00:00 00:02:55:08
  • The Avengers 00:00:29:02 02:13:07:20
  • The Avengers 02:15:04:04 02:15:53:19

(Via io9)