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.
Originally Posted by cherokeesam
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.
Well, the newspaper said Monday, December 23, 2013.
The 23rd of December falls on a Monday this year too.
We don't even know what year The Avengers took place. Either Spring 2011, 2012, or 2013.
If 2013, k, a couple of months.
If 2012, gives more time for Tony to develop and punch out the 35 new suits, but it kinda hinders the PTSD.
I think it now goes like this:
Fury's Big Week
Iron Man 2
The Incredible Hulk
Iron Man 3
This is if you want the film to be set a couple months after The Avengers.