This story includes spoilers for 'Spider-Man: Far From Home.'
With Spider-Man: Far From Home premiering today, fans have the opportunity to venture into the world of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the aftermath of Avengers: Endgame. For some time, fan speculation has revolved around how the film would address the death and resurrection of half the universe in Infinity War and Endgame--and, with the film’s premiere, there’s an answer, along with a new name.
According to ComicBook.com, the film designates Thanos’ murder, known by fans as The Snap or The Decimation, as The Blip. As the film explains in its opening, all those who disappeared reappeared in the same location five years later, with no memory of time having passed.
Accompanying the more innocuous name is the partially humorous treatment of the event by some characters: in one moment of the film, Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) recalls her experience being “blipped” from her apartment and appearing in the same apartment five years later, now inhabited by another family.
Other casualties of The Blip include Peter Parker (Tom Holland) and friends MJ (Zendaya) and Ned (Jacob Batalon), the first of whom faded away on screen in Infinity War. In Far From Home, the Europe trip around which the plot revolves is created as a way for the "blipped" high schoolers to recover from the stresses of their reappearance.
As for us, we can’t say whether we like “The Decimation” or “The Blip” better--but we do think that the film, which opened in theaters today, plays it off perfectly.