The end of Avengers: Infinity War hit a lot of us hard. Even though the way the movie ended was always a possibility, it shocked us a lot of filmgoers resulting in a surprisingly emotional reaction from many. One of the most heartwrenching moments for most was the loss of Peter Parker. Zendaya, who starred opposite Tom Holland in Spider-Man: Homecoming admits the moment got to her as well. According to the actress…
It seems that while Zendaya was able to keep enough composure to keep from actually crying, she certainly did have the same emotional reaction that many of us did. Whether or not you actually cried during the finale of Avengers: Infinity War, there’s a decent chance you were in a theater not far from somebody who did. Getting “misty” was probably the bare minimum for most people.
Considering how close to the vest Marvel keeps things, the fact that Zendaya wasn’t in Avengers: Infinity War almost certainly means that she had no clue what was going to happen in the movie. Unless of course, Tom Holland told her, he has something of a reputation for spilling spoilers. Though if he did tell her and she still got misty as she tells MTV, it just shows how much the scene really got to her.
It seems like pretty much everybody died in Avengers: Infinity War. Numerous characters from Black Panther to the Winter Soldier to nearly every member of the Guardians of the Galaxy faded away to dust following a simple snap of the fingers from Thanos’ Infinity Gauntlet. There’s a decent chance some of your favorite characters died at some point in the movie.
However, the death of Peter Parker was the moment that hit many people deep in the feels. Rather than simply fading away, Peter, apparently by virtue of his Spider-Sense, knows that something is happening to him far in advance of everybody else. While the others just vanish, he stares his death in the face and the fact that he’s the youngest among the heroes makes it all that much more awful to witness.
Of course, Spider-Man is one of the few characters whose fate is assured to be bright, as Spider-Man: Far From Home the next MCU movie after Avengers 4 is currently in production, so we know that Spider-man will be back even if the circumstances are less than clear.
Still, that doesn’t change the emotional impact of Peter Parker fading away. In the moment, it’s just as riveting to watch, even if you know everything is going to be ok.