If you haven’t seen Avengers: Infinity War yet, we’d recommend not reading any further. We’d also recommend staying in the happy little bubble that exists before you step into the theater, you’ll miss it once it’s gone.
If you’re still an emotional wreck after Avengers: Infinity War – you can sit with us. Seriously, I’ve got blankets and tissues and all of the MCU movies that we can watch while pretending Infinity War never happened at all.
Thanos, who? What’s an Infinity Gauntlet?
Unfortunately, pretending it never happened doesn’t erase the last 15 minutes (or the entirety) of Infinity War. It certainly doesn’t erase that scene that broke hearts around the world. You know which one, in fact, when we asked friends what broke their hearts most about the movie, the first three responses were pretty universal.
The worst one was when Peter Parker said goodbye to Tony. Or rather, when he told Mr. Stark he didn’t want to go and then apologized, further sending us into a deep emotional mess of our former selves.
If that wasn’t enough (it totally was), we learned via a Reddit thread, that Tom Holland actually improvised that scene.
There are other pieces of information that could be considered spoilers in the thread, so if you want to steer clear of any Avengers 4 info, we’d recommend not looking too deep into that.
Now, forgive us, but we’ve started tearing up again. Watching that happen, even in GIF form is so indescribably heart wrenching. The bond between Tony and Peter is so important and so much bigger than just the two of them. It stands as a father and son bond, and it brings hope to kids and adults alike. They serve as a huge missing piece in the other’s life.
We have to believe there’s more for Tony and Peter, and we have to give credit to Tom for what it took to bring that level of emotion and vulnerability to the scene.
You can see Avengers: Infinity War in theaters, now.
‘…but I knew him’