Tom Holland, the actor behind Spider-Man, says that the character’s death in Avengers: Infinity War wasn’t entirely improvised.
Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame had plenty of memorable moments. One of the ones that stands out the most, however, is Spider-Man’s temporary death in Infinity War, dying in Iron Man’s arms.
In a recent video for GQ, Holland saw a Twitter post that mentioned the scene, mentioning that it was improvised. Holland responded to this and revealed exactly how this moment came about:
“It is improvised, because basically we did a long improvise and it wasn’t great. But it sparked a great idea, and then we reworked the scene and then this was born. So, it is kind of improvised, and a technique I do if I’m trying to cry is I’ll say the phrase over and over again. So for example, if I was like in a scene and I was talking to someone and the undertone of the scene was that I loved them, I would say in my head ‘I love you so much. I love you so much. I love you so much. I love you so much’ and then it like, it just kind of brings up emotion and in that scene, it was I don’t want to go and I just thought I would say it out loud and it works, it’s really good in the film.”
However, the scene was crafted, the moment is one that has stood out to fans and certainly struck an emotional cord for fans of the character. Of course, Spider-Man is alive and well these days – just not, unfortunately, in the MCU.
Avengers: Infinity War stars Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Paul Bettany (Vision), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), Benedict Wong (Wong), Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax), Bradley Cooper (Rocket), Sean Gunn (Rocket), Vin Diesel (Groot), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Benicio Del Toro (The Collector), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Letitia Wright (Shuri), Winston Duke (M’Baku), Terry Notary (Cull Obsidian), Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (Ebony Maw), Carrie Coon (Proxima Midnight), Michael James Shaw (Corvus Glaive) and Peter Dinklage (Eitri).