SpiderMan: Far from home star Tom Holland has just revealed that Iron Man’s heartbreaking death scene in Avengers: Endgame was mostly improvised.
He’s already famous in media for breaking secrets and memories in public.
In the sequence, Holland, who plays Spider-Man/Peter Parker in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Don Cheadle’s War Machine and Gwyneth Paltrow’s Pepper Potts all say goodbye to a mortally wounded Tony Stark.
He did sacrifice his own life for the sake of bringing good to the universe and reversing the snap after using Infinity Gauntlet.
Tom Holland talks about a scene
Tom Holland had talked with PINKVILLA about the secrecy kept on set, Holland shared how they filmed Iron Man’s Endgame death, which he called as his “craziest day on set.”
“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.”
Holland’s comments are in-line with what directors Joe and Anthony Russo told the Empire Podcast last week regarding Iron Man’s death scene, as they revealed that Robert Downey Jr actually insisted on remaining silent throughout it.
“Robert was like, ‘I’m not going to say f***ing anything. I don’t want to talk, because it doesn’t feel honest to me. And I don’t think at that moment that he’d have the ability to speak.”
Directors also shared about the scene.
Joe Russo, Director of the movie recalled memory and said,
“So, it was a 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.”
Continuing his brother’s statement, Anthony Russo added,
“To have a character in that much pain, on the verge of death, it was important for us to create the feeling that when you looked at Tony Stark at that moment, you knew he was dying, and you had to process that in that moment.”
It was Downey’s choice to remain silent throughout Iron Man’s death scene, and in hindsight, that made it more emotional since the character’s known to be hyper-verbal.
Tom Holland will return in Spider-Man: Far From Home, which will release on July 2nd.