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Tom Holland Explains How He Screwed Up The Biggest Scene In Avengers: Endgame

By Alankar Nayak
December 19,2021

Everyone is talking about Spider-Man: No Way Home right now, and it’s already shattering box office records and doing well with audiences and reviewers. Tom Holland’s third Spider-Man film has wowed audiences with massive crowd-pleasing scenes that some claim equal even Marvel’s biggest blockbuster, Avengers: Endgame.

Avengers: Endgame was the culmination of decades of work for Marvel Studios, bringing all of Earth’s mightiest heroes together on one screen. Fans had waited over a year to find out what happened to their favourite characters after the terrible cliffhanger of Avengers: Infinity War, which ended in an epic and emotional reunion sequence that had crowds cheering in theatres around the world.

The fight against Thanos that followed is undoubtedly the greatest and busiest fight scene that Marvel Studios has produced on-screen, with dozens of MCU characters collaborating. The on-set logistics of having so many actors in one sequence proved to be difficult. Tom Holland, who plays Spider-Man, was present for the final fight scene in Avengers: Endgame and told how he once wrecked the momentous scene while filming.

Tom Holland’s portrayal of the Avengers: Endgame battle scene was ruined

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Tom Holland detailed how he ruined a take of Avengers: Endgame’s most remarkable scene in an interview with Rotten Tomatoes for Spider-Man: No Way Home. Holland stated that during the Avengers’ climactic battle with Thanos, the direction demanded everyone to charge on cue as soon as Chris Evans shouted the words “Avengers unite.”

“I love the scene in Endgame where Captain America, with that amazing like swooping shot where Captain America catches the hammer and he’s like ‘Avengers assemble!’, because Evans was like four or five people down from me, and the direction was ‘as soon as he says assemble everyone then screams and charges towards the enemy.'”

On the other hand, Holland messed up a take of this by mishearing Evans and charging too soon, forcing him to “go back to all of [his] childhood heroes” in embarrassment.

“But because he was so far away I couldn’t hear him say ‘assemble’ because he says it to himself. So he went ‘Avengers!’ and then I just went ‘Ahhhh!’. I ran off by myself. I got like 30 feet and then I had to turn around and like, walk back to all of my childhood heroes and be like ‘sorry guys, I got that wrong.'”

Great Scenes Come with Great Responsibilities

With so many Marvel actors needed for the Avengers: Endgame final fight, it’s no surprise that there were a few bloopers during production. Behind-the-scenes photos from the filming of Endgame have displayed what appears to be a lively vibe on the set, and the moment ended up being all fans could have wished for.

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No doubt, Holland’s experiences on Avengers: Endgame helped prepare him for some of the significant scenes in Spider-Man: No Way Home, which has already gotten rave reviews in theatres. Because it serves as a culmination of years of Spider-Man flicks, Spider-Man: No Way Home has received similar hype levels to Avengers: Endgame. Tom Holland worked alongside even more childhood idols with heritage villains like Jamie Foxx’s Electro, Alfred Molina’s Doc Ock, and Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin returning for the MCU threequel.

Fans will have to wait and see if Holland has similar blunders in his third Spider-Man picture.

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