The MCU burst onto the scene with Iron Man in 2008, and went on to become an almost unprecedented cultural behemoth. Looking back, it almost seems like the franchise was destined to succeed, but some blatant retcons along the way allude to a different story happening behind the scenes.
Instead of planning the entire universe all at once, or copying the comic book storylines, the MCU gained success by focusing solely on the story at hand. This created a series of wildly fun films that play just as well alone as they do as part of a whole, but this method has necessitated a few retcons in the MCU along the way (which is bound to happen with any series that makes it to 23 films and counting). These are some of the biggest MCU retcons.
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