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Avengers: Infinity War co-director Joe Russo revealed that Tom Holland ad-libbed Peter Parker’s powerful death scene in the film. By now, the much-debated question about who’s going to die in Avengers 3 has already been answered. Despite Earth’s Mightiest Heroes’ and their newfound allies’ valiant effort in foiling Thanos plans, in the end, the Mad Titan was able to fulfill his life mission of balancing the universe believing that it’s for the greater good.
Infinity War had a slew of character deaths, but arguably the most shocking ones were those affected by the Thanos’ snap that wiped out half of the universe. In the sequence, several heroes have suddenly started to turn into dust leaving no trace of their existence behind. While all demises were shocking, arguably the most emotional of them all is Tom Holland’s Peter, who apparently, improvised his lines while talking to Robert Downey, Jr.
Appearing at a high school in Iowa, Joe Russo revealed some cool new information from the latest Marvel offering. While he won’t share any spoilers for Infinity War and any future MCU films, he shared that Holland’s heartbreaking plea to Tony Stark was improvised. Courtesy of Reddit user Anewthrowaway_quest, the filmmaker shared he just instructed the young actor to act like he doesn’t want to leave, it was Holland who decided to ad-lib his lines: “Mr. Stark, I don’t feel good” and the now iconic “I don’t want to go” phrase. It’s unclear if RDJ’s dialog telling Peter he’s fine was also unplanned, but considering the veteran’s knack for improvisation, it’s not impossible.
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For many fans, that short bit between Stark and Parker is one of the most heartbreaking scenes in the film, especially given that everyone’s been following the two’s relationship arc that started in Captain America: Civil War, solidified in Spider-Man: Homecoming and then revisited in Infinity War. Similar to how Parker hyped up himself while being buried under the rubble during his fight with the Vulture, the teen verbalizing his feelings is a reminder that behind his super abilities and a cool suit, he is still a kid. And while others are arguing that Peter is confirmed to be back considering that there’s a Spider-Man: Homecoming 2, it doesn’t take away the fact that Holland and RDJ sold the scene to the audience.
With Peter gone, it’s curious how his death will impact Stark moving forward. Fans know that the genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist is pivotal in defeating Thanos, as insinuated by Doctor Strange’s willingness to give up the Time Stone to save his life. His whole life, he’s always burdened by the deaths of people around him, from Yinsen in Iron Man, to now, with Peter Parker literally dying in his arms, it’s safe to say that it will only motivate him more to find a way to rectify the situation come Avengers 4. Whether that’s in the form of sacrificing himself to revive him or in other ways, fans will have to wait until next year.