With a hero/villain as fantastic as Mysterio, fans knew they were in for something special when Spider-Man: Far From Home came to theaters. Mind-bending plot twists, action, romance…it has it all. The second of (possibly) nine Spider-Man flicks also introduced the world to two new catchphrases. We’ve already got the new Spidey-sense, Peter Tingle covered, but the Blip is the one that needs some explaining.
As all fans of Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame know, the big event where Thanos wipes out half the universe has always been called the Snap. That’s in the Mad Titan-less real world. In the MCU, a new name has come out of the ashes: the Blip. In FFH, that’s what the kids in Peter’s high school are calling the tragedy.
During a recent chat with Fandango, Marvel Studios’ big man Kevin Feige has come forth with an explanation of the difference between the two. The interviewer asked him about the term, inquiring about where it came from and if the naming of it came fast for Feige. His response?
“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.”
He then continued, explaining how one term was for the disappearances, and the other was for when they came back.
“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 you have it. Having just seen the movie Saturday night with my kids, I was under the assumption that fans would have to start referring to Thanos’ Snapture as the Blip, but it looks like we’re still good.
Only time will tell if Spider-Man: Far From Home‘s Peter Tingle and the Blip become a thing in the real world or not, but personally, I’m pretty tired of “ghosting,” a word that was used quite a bit in the film. Maybe blipping will become the hip, new way to ignore people? Fingers crossed.