In the aforementioned Reddit thread, MCU fans came together to not only agree and disagree with the original post, but to also offer ideas on how the Blip could’ve been better handled.
“They could have had a whole set of stories contained to immediate post blip, and a set for after that period, whereby the characters stories converge for an Avengers themed event. But alas we have the mess we have now,” commented u/Drop_Release, pitching a more Blip-oriented direction for the MCU after “Avengers: Endgame” rather than the messy Multiverse-centric one we’ve gotten. Another fan, u/jadedflux, concurred and expressed the belief that post-Blip stories should’ve been more grounded and emotional rather than typical action-packed, universe-expanding blockbusters largely devoid of actual stakes.
As for u/optimus2861, they think the Blip itself shouldn’t have happened at all, writing, “I believed that the resolution to the Snap should have been that the Avengers prevented it from ever happening via time travel.” This way, there’s still a strong, high-stakes story for audiences to invest in, but the minds at Marvel Studios don’t have to write around the Blip in the aftermath. Meanwhile, another Redditor believes the Blip could’ve at least set up the MCU introduction of mutants and, therefore, the X-Men.
At the end of the day, the fact remains that the Blip is woven into the fabric of the MCU. Hopefully, those behind the franchise can figure out how to work with it and utilize it to its fullest potential — or at least use it better than it has been since “Avengers: Endgame.”