Marvel has used its Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline book to officially retcon a continuity error in 2017’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming”.

The continuity error appears in the film right at the start. The film begins with an early flashback set in 2012, then flashes forward to 2016 with a title card that says ‘8 Years Later’.

In addition, Michael Keaton’s villain character Adrian Toomes says during the film: “Eight years, not a word from the Feds”.

The new “Marvel Studios’ The Marvel Cinematic Universe – An Official Timeline” book now places the events of ‘Homecoming’ taking place in Fall 2016 with the flashback in Spring 2012 – a gap of only four years.

In the book, the “Loki” character of Miss Minutes explains the mistake:

“Redline alert! Hi again! Adrien Toomes says the Battle of New York was eight years ago, but that event was only four years prior. This one’s a real head scratcher for us—I reckon an analyst misplaced the case file.”

The original film’s mistake has caused a surprising amount of debate among the franchise and may have contributed towards the creation of the book judging by past comments from Marvel’s Kevin Feige.

Source: The Direct

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