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I assume you're referring to the movies and not the comics? –  phantom42 Feb 20 at 15:34
Yes. I know that the comics are set in the same timeline but are the movies set in the same timeline? –  LoneChaos Feb 20 at 15:38
What about the the upcoming Fantastic Four movie which is in production? –  LoneChaos Feb 20 at 15:49
Avengers 2 and Guardians of the Galaxy: yep. Fantastic Four: nope. –  Paul D. Waite Apr 17 at 6:55

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The following movies/franchises are part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (Earth 19999). They share a common timeline.

  • Iron Man (1,2,3)
  • Captain America (1,2)
  • Thor (1,2)
  • The Avengers (1,2)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Ant-Man
  • The Incredible Hulk
  • Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

The following existing movies/franchises are NOT part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as their movie rights are NOT owned by Marvel and thus not allowed to crossover without special agreements. Each separate universe has its own timeline (in the case of the X-Men movies, multiple timelines).

The new Fantastic Four movie is being rebooted/made by Fox Studios and will likely receive a new universe designation.

Since rights for Ghost Rider, Punisher, and Daredevil have now reverted back to Marvel, any new movies featuring them will likely be folded into the MCU (Earth 19999).

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Wow - I knew about the MCU designation but didn't realize the Fox/Sony franchises had their own. Nice answer. –  Omegacron Feb 20 at 15:49
@Omegacron, As discussed here, the non-MCU universes don't technically exist as far as Marvel is concerned. I haven't found exactly who designated those universe numbers. The real point is that each one is completely separate from the next. –  phantom42 Feb 20 at 15:52
I think i have my answer. Thanks. –  LoneChaos Feb 20 at 15:53
Note: The Hulk, the Ang Lee film, is not part of the MCU. The Incredible Hulk is though. –  Keen Feb 20 at 15:59
@Keen, IIRC, that was a weird case though. The Incredible Hulk was a sort of reboot that went to great lengths to not contradict the Ang Lee film. –  phantom42 Feb 20 at 16:02

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