Spider-Man: Far from Home introduced some new terminology to Marvel Cinematic Universe fans. When Thanos achieved his goal at the conclusion of Infinity War, most MCU fans started calling it the Snap. From there, the tie-in comic book officially deemed it the Decimation, which gives it the ominous name it deserves. With the release of Far From Home, fans were introduced to a new term, which is the Blip and it automatically started controversy amongst some of the more diehard fans. Thankfully, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige has weighed in on the debate.
As it turns out, the Blip was always the term being used behind-the-scenes at Marvel Studios. However, over the weekend, fans were arguing over what the Snap and Blip are specifically. There were some pretty convincing arguments for both sides, but Kevin Feige has now spoken on the matter. He explains.
"It came pretty fast. We always referred to it as the Blip, and then the public started referring to it as the Snap. We think it's funny when high school kids just call this horrific, universe-changing event the Blip. We've narrowed it down to, the Snap is when everybody disappeared at the end of Infinity War. The Blip is when everybody returned at the end of Endgame… and that is how we have narrowed in on the definitions."
So, there we have it. Problem solved and crisis averted. Spider-Man: Far From Home brought the Blip into the public consciousness and now it has been laid out as to which is which when talking about both the Blip and the Snap, aka the Decimation. Blip does sound trivial and Far From Home does play with the humor angle quite a bit, making light of the situation. Even tributes to our fallen heroes are treated with comedy.
Spider-Man: Far From Home took full advantage of the holiday last week and destroyed the box office. MCU fans seem to be pretty satisfied with the follow up to Endgame and how everything worked out. There have been some snags, like the introduction of the Blip, but for the most part, the sequel is doing exactly what it is supposed to do. Tom Holland's Peter Parker brings a lighter tone to the doom and gloom of the recent MCU installments.
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After Endgame, a lighter tone was very much needed. Thankfully, Spider-Man: Far From Home is delivering the goods in that regard. Hardcore fans will always find something to be angry about, but for the most part, even with the Blip vs. Snap debate, the sequel was able to close out the MCU's Phase 3 in a satisfying way while looking towards the future. The Snap and Blip will probably be put to rest for the time being as the MCU looks forward to Phase 4. The interview with Kevin Feige was originally conducted by Fandango.
Topics: Spider-Man Far From Home, Spider-man
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