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This is the first major universe created around the X-men, featuring Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. This X-men Cinematic Universe is easily responsible for bringing the X-men to the public consciousness.

What’s in the X-Men Cinematic Universe Timeline?

The X-men cinematic universe timeline covers Fox’s Marvel universe as seen in the X-men films. This is the shared universe that includes the X-men films, Deadpool, and others. We do not include all X-men franchises in this timeline, such as the television show Legion, since that doesn’t exist in the same continuity as these characters. The show Gifted also only sort of exists in this continuity. We’ve arranged it as best we could. This timeline also does not co-exist with the Marvel Cinematic Universe or MCU. You can find a separate timeline for the MCU here.

It’s also important to note that the continuity for this universe has also undergone a soft reboot. Starting with Days of Future Past, the creators rewrote the previous continuity, and subsequent films (such as Deadpool) exist in the second wave of the chronology. As always, if you see something that we need to correct, add, or remove, let us know! We hope you enjoy our X-men cinematic universe timeline.

entries

ChronologicalTimeBuyTitleTypeAuthorReleased

1

First reality

Film

Ashley Edward Miller
Jane Goldman
Matthew Vaughn
Zack Stentz

2011-06-03

2

First reality

Film

David Benioff
Skip Woods

2009-05-01

3

First reality

Graphic Novel

Andy Lanning
Dan Abnett
Jay Faerber

2000-06-01

4

First reality

Film

David Hayter

2000-07-14

5

First reality

Film

Dan Harris
David Hayter
Michael Dougherty

2003-05-02

6

First reality

Novel

Chuck Austen

2003-04-14

7

First reality

Game

2006-09-08

8

First reality

Game

2006-05-16

9

First reality

Film

Simon Kinberg
Zak Penn

2006-05-26

10

First reality

Film

Mark Bomback
Scott Frank

2013-07-26

11

First reality

TV Episode

Matt Nix

2017-10-02

12

First reality

TV Episode

Matt Nix

2017-10-09

13

First reality

TV Episode

Rashad Raisani

2017-10-16

14

First reality

TV Episode

Marcie Ulin
Meredith Lavender

2017-10-23

15

First reality

TV Episode

Jim Campolongo

2017-10-30

16

First reality

TV Episode

Melinda Hsu Taylor

2017-11-06

17

First reality

TV Episode

Michael Horowitz

2017-11-13

18

First reality

TV Episode

Carly Soteras

2017-11-20

19

First reality

TV Episode

Brad Marques

2017-12-04

20

First reality

TV Episode

Jim Campolongo

2017-12-11

21

First reality

TV Episode

Melinda Hsu Taylor

2018-01-01

22

First reality

TV Episode

Michael Horowitz

2018-01-15

23

First reality

TV Episode

Jim Garvey
Matt Nix

2018-01-15

24

Time loops back

Film

Simon Kinberg

2014-05-23

25

Second reality

Film

Simon Kinberg

2016-05-27

9 thoughts on “X-Men Cinematic Universe Timeline

  1. Hi,
    I think this timeline needs an update. Maybe the “Untitled Wolverine Film” is “Logan”? Where suit “Deadpool 2” and the tv show “Legion”?

    Thanks for the job.

    1. Legion is not part of the X-men Cinematic Universe canon. It’s a separate universe. Gifted might be as well, though that’s not 100% confirmed.

  2. If anyone wants to include legion it’s after first class based on the knowledge of mutants. time period is confusing but it’s around 1970s most likely before days of future past. The gifted could be in both timelines. It’s fine where it is though it could be between deadpool 2 and logan.

  3. I have a few things. First New Mutants takes place in 2019 before Logan. The Gifted takes place in the revised timeline and humans still hate mutants. Legion takes place in the early 70s before Days of future past.

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