The release of Spider-Man: Far From Home marked the ending of Phase Three in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it looks like Sony is changing Kevin Feige’s version of what happened after The Blip with their new Daily Bugle website.
The end of Far From Home brought back J.K. Simmons as a new version of J. Jonah Jameson and this time they’ve given The Daily Bugle its own in-universe website and it’s challenging one of Feige’s previous comments about The Blip in Avengers: Endgame.
The Blip is the name given to the moment all the dusted characters from Avengers: Infinity War returned as a result of Hulk’s snap in Endgame. Spider-Man: Far From Home used the fact that half of the population suddenly returned as comedy for their film by showing how high school was affected.
After Endgame’s release, Feige revealed that everyone who was dusted mid-flight or in a precarious position weren’t hurt.
He spoke to Empire following a lot of fan concern, saying those who could have died in accidents were put back in a safe place when they were snapped back.
“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.”
However, The Daily Bugle tells another story with a ‘testimonial’ from a man named Jack Triconi who returned in The Blip.
“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,” it reads.
However, it now features an update that reads, “Update: After further investigation it’s been discovered that Jack Triconi never blipped away at all and was faking his situation as a way to claim insurance money. His name was posted on the local docket this week after being arrested for insurance fraud and sentenced to months in prison.”
So has Sony taken a few liberties with the story? Or is it purposefully bending the truth given this new version of Jameson seems to be the host of a conspiracy theory series rather than a newspaper editor?
I guess we’ll have to wait and see what happens in the third Spider-Man film before we know what’s happening there…
Spider-Man: Far From Home is out on Blu-Ray from October 1.