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WARNING: THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR
While there were a lot of standout scenes in Avengers: Infinity War, Spider-Man’s death was definitely one of its most heartbreaking moments. But as it turns out, the scene was actually improvised by actor Tom Holland.
Co-director Joe Russo confirmed this pleasantly surprising bit of information during a Q&A session in a high school in Iowa. A fan present during the panel posted the info on Reddit and among the things mentioned was Holland’s improvisation.
The director certainly made a good call. Holland’s line “I don’t want to go” has now become one of the more memorable moments in Infinity War.
Fans might remember that during Infinity War’s first act Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) talks about dreaming of having a child. When the film ends, Tony sees the closest thing he has to a son disappearing in front of his eyes. Not only does the scene emphasize the Avengers loss, it also reminds us that Peter is still a child. Even the wittiest hero is afraid of death.
A lot of people are scratching their heads on how Avengers 4 is going to undo what Thanos has done without removing the emotional stakes of the first film. One thing’s for sure—it’s going to be one heck of a wait till May 2019.
Avengers: Infinity War is now out in theaters.