One of the toughest moments to watch in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films comes from the tail end of Avengers: Infinity War. It consisted of numerous, shocking scenes the audience wasn’t prepared for, but in the audio commentary for the digital release, fans learned a bit more about Spider-Man’s final, heartbreaking scene. Warning: Avengers: Infinity War spoilers ahead.
After collecting all of the Infinity Stones, Thanos snaps his fingers and half of the sentient life in the universe dissolves into dust. One of the tougher moments to watch was Spider-Man fading away, which took a lot longer to happen than any other heroes. Originally, that wasn’t the case as we learned in the audio commentary.
“If I remember correctly, it was, ‘I don’t feel so good,’ Tony looked at him, he said, ‘I’m sorry,’ and disappeared,” director Joe Russo said. “And then on the day, we kept driving to put more and more emotion into it, and just went up to Tom [Holland] and said, ‘You don’t want to go. 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.”
Spider-Man lasted the longest on screen before fading away, showing that he has the most fight in him, even though he’s the youngest superhero in the movie. Holland’s performance is extremely powerful at the end of the film, and it’s one of the most memorable scenes.
You can hear the audio commentary for yourself if you pick up a digital copy of Infinity War, which is on sale now. The movie will come to 4K, Blu-Ray, and DVD on Tuesday, August 14, and it’s filled with special features. Here’s what we learned from the home release.