During an interview with Variety, Kevin Feige he told how he was rather reluctant to the continuous references to the Blip, the main focus of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the moment in which the Snap of Thanos in Infinity War tears half the human beings from life, who will come back to life five years later in Avengers: Endgame .
In the interview, Feige talked about his 'nervousness' about that specific moment and compared it to the Coronavirus pandemic:"While we were developing and working on all of these things, maybe two years ago, I started saying 'the Blip would come in very handy and we just have to move on and go to new places.' I was wary of it becoming like 'the battle of New York 'which was the third act of the first Avengers, which ended up being constantly labeled as a type of event sometimes better than others. " Feige said.
And when reality has plunged into the middle of a pandemic, Feige said:"We started saying 'The Blip, this universal experience that has affected every human on Earth now has a direct parallel between what people experience in the MCU and have encountered and what all of us in the real world have encountered'".
Although WandaVision has entered Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, in the future reference will still be made to the Blip.
"I find quite interesting, as you will see in many of our projects, the parallels where it will appear that people are talking about the COVID-19 pandemic. In the context of the MCU they are talking about the Blip but it has really revitalized that concept in a way that l 'made it substantial. I wanted it to have more meaning behind it, that's why I was nervous. And that meant leaving it behind and inventing new things [...]".
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