Avengers: Endgame may have had a few heartbreaking goodbyes, but it also had a happy ending, with the 50% of living beings wiped out in the snap returned to Earth.
But as with any story involving time travel, superheroes and a murderous Mad Titan, even that offers up some gaping plot holes.
In Spider-Man: Far From Home, we see all those turned to dust in the snap – or ‘The Blip’, as it’s referred to in the new blockbuster – returning to Earth in the exact places they first disappeared.
So students who evaporated during a basketball match drop right back onto the court, causing mayhem.
But what does that mean for people who were dusted while driving cars or flying in airplanes?
Far From Home director Jon Watts admitted that they chose to look at returns that ‘made sense in our story’, telling Huff Post US: ‘Obviously, they didn’t blip back in the middle of the sky and fall to the Earth because so many people would die.
‘I was like, you know what, I’m not going to touch that one. That’s the thing. Everyone arrived back safely somehow.
‘I don’t think suddenly people were raptured back to Earth and plummeted into the ocean. That would not be the happy ending that [Tony Stark] was planning.’
Watts was also forced to consider what would happen to bacteria, as they are living things, as well as addressing weird age gaps.
He said: ‘I was talking to [Endgame writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely] about twins. We were talking about what would happen if one twin blipped out. It’d still be twins, but one of them would be five years older, which would be really strange.
‘Thanos said all living entities, all living beings, half of all of them, so does that include bacteria? Did half of the stomach bacteria inside of you disappear and people get really sick?’
The moral of the story is, when faced with major plot holes, do not address – just ignore.
In Far From Home, Peter Parker (Tom Holland), MJ (Zendaya) and Ned (Jacob Batalon) all remain the same age as each other as they all ‘blipped’.
However, Brad (Remy Hii) ages five years from a weedy middle schooler to a dashing athlete ready to steal MJ’s affections.
It’s all very confusing.
Spider-Man: Far From Home is in cinemas now.
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