Still want to cry about Infinity War? Robert Downey Jr. coached Tom Holland through THAT scene


Infinity War is still weighing heavily on fans and with the release of it on digital, fans are getting even more content — including RDJ coaching Tom Holland.

How could we forget in Avengers: Infinity War when Peter Parker took our hearts and disintegrated them like Thanos’ snap? Apparently, we have Robert Downey Jr. to thank for that monstrosity of a scene.

In the bonus features for Avengers: Infinity War (as mentioned by The Hollywood Reporter) the Russo brothers admit that Peter’s vanishing was not nearly as drawn out in the script. However, with Holland’s performance and RDJ’s coaching, they extended it to watch the pain in our eyes grow as we watched this child beg not to die.

Truly, we can blame both Robert Downey Jr. and Tom Holland for this pain. The sequence itself was bad enough. All our favorite characters were fading away and we, like the Avengers, were hopeless to stop it. We sat and watched them leave and it was hard enough.

After Bucky Barnes called out “Steve?” before vanishing, we all thought “how could this get any worse?” and then Peter Parker said, “hold my beer.” Knowing that both Robert Downey Jr. and Tom Holland basically conspired to hurt us like this doesn’t make it any easier.

From the Russos themselves, this is how it all went down on set:

"Joe: If I remember correctly, it was [in the script], “I don’t feel too good.” Tony looked down at him. He said, “I’m sorry” and disappeared.Anthony: It wasn’t as drawn out as this. At the end of the day, he 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 was a pretty spectacular performance for a 21-year-old actor."

Obviously, if you have Robert Downey Jr. coaching you through a scene, you’re going to do amazing. And when you’re Tom Holland, it is just that much more amazing. Then again, we didn’t need to watch this kid grab onto Tony Stark and cry as he feared for his life. That was rude and we’re all still upset about it.

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You can watch Avengers: Infinity War now available on digital release, and out on Blu-ray Aug. 14. Grab your tissues, because you know this is one movie that doesn’t hold back.