Originally Posted by LTM438
Impossible. It takes place in December of 2012 seeing as how the flashback is on 12-31-99/01-01-00 and it's stated at a couple different points that the main portion of the film is 13 years later and since it takes place at Christmas time, then it must be Christmas of 2012.
However, the fact that it takes place when it does kind of scrambles up my MCU timeline I've been working on.
And Tony's PTSD is more relevant/credible when he's only six or seven months removed from the events of The Avengers, as opposed to over a year and a half.