What was your favourite scene in Avengers: Infinity War? Ours was when Spidey snuck into the Q-Ship to help Iron Man and Doctor Strange, only to come face to face with Star Lord and his team. But when actor Tom Holland was asked about the scene he found the best in Infinity War, he picked up one of the most tragic moments– his “death” scene after Thanos’s snap in Wakanda.
In Infinity War, Spider-man joined Stark’s efforts in thwarting Thanos but he ended up getting the Time Stone from Strange before teleporting to Earth to prise out the Mind Stone from Vision’s head. None of the Avengers were able to stop the Snap that followed, wiping away half the living beings across the Universe. On Titan, one by one everyone starts getting dusted away– Stranger, Mantic, Drax, Mantis, Groot,…Peter Parker (Tom Holland). To date, Peter being snapped away and begging Stark to stop it as he “don’t want to go” is counted amongst the most emotional scenes in cinematic history.
In a recent chat with Deadline, Tom Holland shared that he loves his death scene but while we get choked up whenever the scene is even mentioned, he looks back at it fondly.
‘I don’t want to go’ is the one I get all the time, from that scene in Avengers: Infinity War. It’s amazing when people think it’s some mind-blowing piece of improv, because I just say the same line five times in a row. People make out like it’s this beautifully eloquent sentence. But I look back on that scene so fondly. We had so much fun on those sets, but when we got into the emotion of that moment, we really dived into it. People tell me they imagine that scene must have been horrendous to shoot, but I look back on it with nothing but happiness. It was amazing. I loved it. I got to hug Robert Downey Jr., like, 60 times, and cry on his shoulder. What’s not to love?” Tom Holland said.
He went on to add how playing the friendly neighbourhood Spider-man was a dream he had since the time when Sony had Tobey Maguire as the webbed slinger in their adaptation of his comics story.
“Nobody ever believes me when I say this, but it really is Spider-Man. As a young kid, I watched Tobey Maguire’s movies, and then Andrew Garfield’s movies, and then the cartoons and the comics. People are drawn to characters they feel they have something in common with, and Peter Parker was that kid who didn’t quite fit in, so I saw myself in him. For me, my dreams have come true. I always wanted to play Spider-Man, and now I’m shooting my third movie. If I wanted to be really selfish, I would add James Bond to that list, but I think I’ve been lucky enough as it is, so I won’t be too offended if they never call,” Tom Holland added.