The Difference Between the 'Snap' and the 'Blip' in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Los Angeles Global Premiere for Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Infinity War"
Los Angeles Global Premiere for Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Infinity War" / Jesse Grant/Getty Images

Remember that insane moment in Avengers: Infinity War when Thanos gathered all of the Infinity Stones, and *poof*—half of the universe’s population got wiped out? That climactic moment needed a name, and in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, everyone started calling it the "Snap."

Then came Spider-Man: Far From Home, which referred to the deadly moment as the "Blip," leaving fans confused. Now, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has stepped in to clarify what these terms actually mean.

In an interview with Fandango, Feige explained: 

"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." 

Spider-Man: Far From Home is the first MCU movie to come after Endgame, so it had the hefty task of showing what the world is like after the "Blip," as people returned after five years. Those who survived aged normally, but those in the "Blip" didn’t age at all. It’s a whole new element to the MCU, but at least we now know the correct terms.