It was the moment that broke a million Marvel fans’ hearts; Thanos had won. With a snap of his fingers, half of the universe disintegrates into ash. Now, on the commentary track for Avengers: Infinity War, directors the Russo brothers have revealed that Iron Man actor Robert Downey Jr. coached Spider-Man: Homecoming’s Tom Holland through the most gut-wrenching death of all – Peter Parker’s.
“If I remember correctly, it was [in the screenplay]‘I don’t feel so good’. Tony looked down at him. He said ‘I’m sorry’ and disappeared,” Joe Russo explained.
“It wasn’t as drawn out as this,” Anthony Russo agrees, “At the end of the day [Robert Downey Jr.] kept driving, ‘Put more and more emotion into it’, and just went up to Tom and said ‘You don’t want to go because you’re a child. And you’re using your strength as Spider-,Man to fight this. And then that was the performance that came out.
“It’s a pretty spectacular performance for a 21-year-old actor.”
It had been known for some time that Holland had improvised much of the dialogue in the scene, including the now iconic “I don’t want to go”, but this is the first we’ve heard of Downey Jr.’s involvement.
Avengers: Infinity War is available digitally now, and will be available on 4K, Blu-Ray, and DVD on the 13th of August.
Source: Heat Vision