Tom Holland says the emotional death scene of Tony Stark in Avengers: Endgame was improvised. It’s a moment Marvel Cinematic Universe fans had been anticipating, but it was still a shock to see Stark die at the conclusion of the movie. Since the movie hit theaters at the end of April, we have been learning more and more about what went down behind-the-scenes and while the subject matter on the screen was pretty dark at times, it seems the cast and crew were all having a blast making the movie.
In a new interview promoting Spider-Man: Far From Home, Tom Holland talked about Avengers: Endgame. It’s probably safer for the young actor to talk about his last movie to keep him from spoiling the sequel, which hits theaters in a few weeks. When asked about Tony Stark’s death scene, Holland delivered some interesting information. He had this to say.
“It was interesting because, when we shot that scene with Robert there was no real script, at all. It was just Kevin Feige, the two Russo Brothers, myself, Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, and Don Cheadle. They kinda brought us to set, they kind of told us what was gonna happen, or what they wanted to happen and then we sort of just improvised if I can remember correctly.”
This isn’t the only death scene that was recently improvised by Tom Holland. At the conclusion of Infinity War when Peter Parker is turning to dust, he says, “Mr. Stark, I don’t feel good” and the now iconic “I don’t want to go.” Those lines were adlibbed by Holland on the set. As for Endgame, Holland had some different thoughts on shooting Tony Stark’s death. He explains.
“It was really, really interesting way to shoot such a kind of pivotal scene of the movie, but it was a really emotional day and I mean looking back on it now it was maybe the craziest day on set you know. But it was really amazing and turned out to be a fantastic scene.”
Improvisation is nothing new for the MCU and having actors like Robert Downey Jr., Don Cheadle, and Gwyneth Paltrow on the set must have been a pretty easy going experience for all parties involved. Tom Holland is also proving himself to be quite the powerhouse on the set after initially wowing the Russo Brothers and Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige with his physical prowess, like being able to perform a lot of his own stunts while in the Spider-Man costume. He was thrown into everything really quickly and hasn’t turned back since.
The Russo Brothers have tapped Tom Holland to star in their upcoming movie Cherry, which will take the actor really far away from Peter Parker. Holland will be playing a war veteran with PTSD who ends up getting hooked on opioids and results to robbing banks to support his habit. It’s based on a true story and will certainly stretch the young actor’s abilities. You can watch the interview with Holland below, thanks to the Pinkvilla YouTube channel. The Avengers: Endgame part shows up at the 40-second mark.
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