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Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe came to an end with Jon Watts' Spider-Man: Far From Home. The blockbuster marked Tom Holland's whopping fifth appearance in the MCU, later revealed to be his final bow after Sony and Marvel's deal fell through. The movie had a killer ending, with J.K. Simmons playing a new version of J. Jonah Jameson. The Daily Bugle was recently given its own in-universe website, but it seems to have contradicted Kevin Feige's previous comments about The Blip.
The Blip is name given the dusted characters being brought back to life as a result of Hulk's snap in Avengers: Endgame. Half of all life suddenly resurrected, and Spider-Man: Far From Home used this for comedy by showing how the high school was affected. Kevin Feige has maintained that the characters who were Blipped mid-flight or in precarious positions weren't hurt, but The Daily Bugle's site tells a different story. It contains testimonial from a man who returned five years later, saying:
My crew and I were working the new Extreme Measures movie. I was right in the middle of a leap off a sixty-story building - the fallpad was below me and everything - and then I blipped. I guess they didn't leave the pad there for five years, cuz I've been in the hospital ever since.
Yikes. It looks like The Blip didn't happen without some consequences. And for one stunt performer, he was injured as a result of the timing, and his whereabout during The Snap.
This testimonial from The Daily Bugle should surprise the fandom, especially given what Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige previously said about the effect of Hulk's Endgame snap. Moviegoers wondered about the logistics of The Blip after Spider-Man: Far From Home hit theaters, specifically how it relates to folks who were in the air when Thanos wiped out half of all life.
Kevin Feige previously addressed these concerns, saying:
If people were in an airplane when they were dusted, they didn't return at 35,000 feet. They didn't fall to their deaths because Smart Hulk is smart, and when he snapped... You can wish for whatever you want and you can wish for everyone to come back safely. Done.
That seemed pretty cut and dry, but it looks like Sony might take some new liberties with the events of the MCU with The Daily Bugle's website, and the mysterious future of the Spider-Man franchise.
It's also possible that this report purposefully bends the truth, given how the new version of J. Jonah Jameson is being painted. Rather than a newspaper editor, Spider-Man: Far From Home revealed a version of J.K. Simmons' character who hosts an online conspiracy theory series. As such, the testimonial might not be true.
Alas, we'll just have to wait and see how it all shakes down when Sony continues the Spider-Man franchise, and the MCU kickstarts Phase Four with Black Widow. Unfortunately, we shouldn't expect these worlds to collide anytime soon, as it looks like Peter Parker has officially left the Marvel's shared universe.
Spider-Man: Far From Home is available on demand now, and will arrive on DVD and Blu-ray on October 1st. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.