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Spider-Man: Far From Home Writers Address Multiverse Questions, Cameos, More (SPOILERS)

July 14, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Spider-Man: Far From Home

Warning: Several spoilers follow for Spider-Man: Far From Home

Spider-Man: Far From Home arrived last weekend, and it gave us a lot of questions. Luckily, the co-writers of the film have some answers. Chris McKenna and Erik Sommars spoke with THR and answered several questions that fans might have about the film, including specifics about how The Blip worked, whether the multiverse really exists in the MCU and more. Highlights are below:

McKenna on why Thanos’ killing of half the universe is called “The Blip” instead of “The Snap”: “It made sense, but it was strange for us to hear [that people were calling it The Snap]. But also we loved the idea that the world itself came up with their own term for this thing.”

McKenna on if people on airplanes during The Blip fell to their deaths when they came back: “We asked that exact question. Bruce, in making the snap back, made sure to think about everyone being safe and sound. People were not falling 35,000 feet out of the sky. That would be a bummer.”

McKenna on if there’s any corrolation between the EDITH AI and the woman of that name Howard Stark dated in Agent Carter: “If you want the real answer to that, we knew that Tony would come up with a funny acronym for the system like he does for everything. So we came up with the most Tony version of it, and it just happened to be EDITH.”

McKenna on how the Skrulls were able to fool EDITH: “Or Nick Fury is clever enough that he knows an end run around EDITH. Maybe he’s part of the network? Did Tony, who designed the system, know about Skrulls? If he did, was he working in league with Nick [and the Skrulls], so he would want to protect Skrull identity?”

On if the MCU is still part of a multiverse despite Mysterio being a liar
Sommars: “Someone in the creative team pitched the multiverse idea…and immediately we said yes. That would be a great way. People would ask fewer questions. It seemed like a great way to help Beck accomplish his goal, and help us get one over on the audience.”
McKenna: “In the comic books there are multiverses obviously. Whether there is a multiverse in the MCU remains to be seen.”

On if others in the MCU are Skrulls like Nick Fury and Maria Hill : “It’s certainly possible. We didn’t write anything in specifically and we have not personally planned anything out, but I think it certainly opens up a world of possibilities that is very exciting.”

Sommars on changing the Daily Bugle to an internet site: “They were talking about bringing back J.K. pretty early in the process. Then it was pitched by someone on the team to have the Daily Bugle now be this Internet kind of thing and have him be more of an Alex Jones kind of character. We all liked that idea, so that’s what we went with.”

On using the term “Peter Tingle” for the Spider-Sense
McKenna: “Somehow, tingle came up. Spider-Tingle, and then [director Jon] Watts said Peter-Tingle. That’s horrible, yes! We have to use that. That’s super embarrassing.”
Sommars: “It’s just the kind of thing your aunt would call it that would embarrass you.”