SPOILER ALERT: This article may contain mild SPOILERS for ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’, so proceed with caution.
Last year’s ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ ended with a shocking event that fans refer to as “The Snap,” after Thanos had assembled all of the Infinity Stones and wiped out half of the life in the universe, including half the Marvel superheroes. However, as was shown in ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’, the general population has a different name for this event– “The Blip.”
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige explains that it was the fans in the real world that coined the expression “The Snap,” and that the citizens in the film world don’t necessarily know the specifics of why half the population vanished, then reappeared.
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Speaking to Fandango, Feige said:
“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.”
It’s not clear if the public will pick up on this and start referring to “The Blip,” but we’ll see. At least now there is a term for both snaps.
This wasn’t the only new term introduced in ‘Far From Home’. The ability we all know as Peter’s “Spider-Sense” was renamed the “Peter Tingle,” in the movie… much to Peter’s chagrin.
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This will likely be one of the last movies to deal with Thanos and the consequences of his actions, as the studio is moving forward. In fact, ‘Far From Home’ helps set up future storylines, which will play out in upcoming movies. Expect more teases as to what is in store next weekend, as Marvel Studios is expected to have a presence at San Diego Comic-Con International.
Do you prefer “The Snap” or “The Blip?”