- Tom Holland told Deadline that the line most quoted at him comes from “Avengers: Infinity War.”
- “I don’t want to go,” which he said as Peter turned to dust, is the line he hears most often.
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“‘I don’t want to go,’ is the one I get all the time, from that scene in ‘Avengers: Infinity War,'” the 24-year-old actor said in a new interview with Deadline.
Holland, who made his debut as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in “Captain America: Civil War” (2016), was referring to a scene that happened near the end of the 2018 movie after Thanos (played by Josh Brolin) acquired all six Infinity Stones and snapped his fingers, wiping out half of all life in the universe.
One of the victims was Peter, who started to feel as though something was wrong immediately after the snap. Addressing Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), the teen web-slinger said, “Mr. Stark, I don’t feel so good.”
Then he held on to Tony and said, “I don’t want to go. I don’t want to go, sir. Please. Please, I don’t want to go. I don’t want to go.”
The last thing he said before turning to dust was, “I’m sorry.”
Fans praised Holland’s performance in the scene, and the actor later revealed that the moment was “improvised to a degree.”
“The scene was never meant to be as dramatic as it was,” he told Fox 5’s Kevin McCarthy during a 2019 interview.
Speaking to Deadline, Holland elaborated on the fan reaction to that scene.
“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,” he said. “People make out like it’s this beautifully eloquent sentence. But I look back on that scene so fondly.”
And despite filming a tragic scene, the “Cherry” actor said that the experience was enjoyable.
“We had so much fun on those sets, but when we got into the emotion of that moment, we really dived into it,” he said. “People tell me they imagine that scene must have been horrendous to shoot, but I look back on it with nothing but happiness.”
He continued: “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?”