Holland explained that they did a long improvisation during the first take, and it “sparked a great idea.” Eventually they reworked the scene, and this iconic moment was born.
Feige said, “I remember pitching [Tony’s death] to Robert Downey Jr. probably in December of 2015, I think. I pitched him the idea of the two-part finale for Avengers and Spider-Man: Homecoming, which was a part of that leading into it.”
She elaborated on Natasha’s death scene, saying, “The finality of it was sad, but I was excited to die with honor.”
Also, this is one of the few scenes in the movie that were actually filmed outside. The crew built structures to block out the sun to help give a gloomy-day effect, and then the waterfall, clouds, and more were added in later.
Jordan recalled filming this moment, saying, “Sterling [K. Brown]’s a phenomenal actor, so being able to go through that sequence and show the vulnerability of that 8-year-old boy, you know, I think that was intense. It was really emotional.”
Sean Gunn explained, “At the end of [One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest] when Chief throws the thing out and he’s breaking out, there’s this beautiful shot — it’s only a few seconds — of Christopher Lloyd just cheering like crazy. And so I watched that the night before.”
Anthony Russo explained that it was the same process Marvel used to create skinny Steve in Captain America: The First Avenger.
Hiddleston elaborated: “My whole journey through making Thor: Ragnarok — I knew this was coming. By the end of Thor: Ragnarok, Loki has been accepted as Thor’s brother again.”
Joe Russo explained, “I remember being 11 or 12 in the theater and watching [Han Solo] scream. We wanted the same effect where you feel the pain of this tortured soul.”
In the director’s commentary for the film, directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck said that Bening flew in from New York City, didn’t sleep, and filmed this dying scene.
Also, they toyed with the idea of having Luis, Ava, and/or Bill involved in this mid-credits scene too.
In the director’s commentary for the film, screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely explained, “The guy who had an answer for everything is done.” Meanwhile, the Russo brothers recalled everyone in the editing room crying when they first cut this moment together.
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