Marvel series and big-screen movies aren’t usually released in order, despite the MCU being well into Phase 4. The MCU’s Sacred Timeline has been compiled by Disney+, which is now the definitive source for Marvel fans to know what happened when. However, due to the streamer’s recent expansions and the release of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the chronology has changed several times.
When Spider-Man: Homecoming debuted on Disney+ UK, Dr. Strange’s place in the timeline shifted, despite Ms. Marvel’s Disney+ premiere confirming that her series is the most recent to take place within the MCU.
It was intriguing that Peter Parker’s solo movie came out before Doctor Strange’s, as this reflected Spider-Man: No Way Home’s release schedule in 2021, which came before Doctor Strange 2.
The timeline placement of “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” is unclear, but it is finally streaming on Disney+.
If you haven’t seen it, you’re in for a maddening ride. A proper investigation of the multiverse can be confusing because the Marvel Cinematic Universe has so many characters and story arcs. Unless you have a thorough understanding of the multiverse, that is!
The Disney+ Marvel Cinematic Universe in Timeline Order currently places the Doctor Strange sequel after Eternals and before Hawkeye as a result of the release of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness on the streaming platform.
Doctor Strange 2 is now the MCU’s twenty-ninth production, according to Disney+.
The updated timeline order of Marvel Studios movies and Disney+ series is as follows:
- Captain America: The First Avenger
- Captain Marvel
- Iron Man
- Iron Man 2
- The Avengers
- Thor: The Dark World
- Iron Man 3
- Captain America: The First Avenger
- Guardians of the Galaxy
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
- Avengers: Age of Ultron
- Captain America: Civil War
- Black Widow
- Black Panther
- Spider-Man: Homecoming
- Doctor Strange
- Thor: Ragnarok
- Ant-Man and the Wasp
- Avengers: Infinity War
- Avengers: Endgame
- What If…?
- The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
- Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
- Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
- Moon Knight
- Ms. Marvel
Did Doctor Strange 2 Occur During Spider-Man: No Way Home?
Most Marvel fans thought that Spider-Man: No Way Home and Doctor Strange 2 were related because of their Multiversal themes, and it’s possible that they still do. But now that we know Multiverse of Madness took place before Hawkeye, we have some questions.
First of all, Hawkeye is a Christmas story, and Spidey is seen wearing his new suit in New York City over the holidays in the final scene of No Way Home.
Is it possible that the finale of No Way Home happened after Multiverse of Madness, given that Doctor Strange 2 took place before Hawkeye?
If this turns out to be the case, Multiverse of Madness occurred before Peter Parker moved into the New York City apartment and swung through the snow in his new suit. When the Spider-Man threequel eventually makes its way to Disney+, it will be interesting to see where it falls in the timeline.
Also, given that Dr. Strange referred to the events of No Way Home in Multiverse of Madness, the newly established timeline raises the question of why Marvel characters haven’t yet spoken about what happened in Eternals.
At the movie’s end, the Celestial Arishem appeared to split the atmosphere and take Sersi and several other Eternals to judge humanity. Dane Whitman and others saw this take place.
Such an event seems like it should be regarded as an Avengers-level threat. For this, it’s strange that Doctor Strange, Hawkeye, Moon Knight, Ms. Marvel, and now Doctor Strange have all avoided mentioning it; hopefully, this timeline conflict will be resolved in future stories.