If by this point you haven’t seen Avengers: Endgame, you’re a very brave soul. But just for the sake of good karma, we’ll tell you now that this post contains spoilers for both Endgame and the new trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home. Use caution that Tom Holland doesn’t.
Tom Holland is notoriously bad at keeping secrets. It’s a joke among the Marvel Studios folks that Holland will spoil anything if given the opportunity. Not out of malice, just out of excitement. It’s admirable, really, and a trait that makes him the perfect Peter Parker. But he’s also evidently not great at knowing where he is a lot of the time. Holland shared in a recent visit to Jimmy Kimmel Live that when he showed up to film that scene from the end of Endgame, he thought it was a wedding.
Imagine turning up for a happy affair only to realize everyone was there to mourn Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark. “I showed up to the ‘wedding,'” Holland says with a chuckle. “And I was like ‘where’s Robert?’…I thought it was a wedding! I was so excited”.
Now this might go down as another humorous “Oh, Tom Holland is so out of the loop” story. But let’s cut the guy a break. As far as the cast and crew were concerned, it was a wedding…at least on paper.
At a recent Academy screening and Q&A for Endgame, producer Kevin Feige joined co-director Joe Russo and co-writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely on stage to talk about their favorite secret cameos. Naturally, the final funeral scene was on their mind; it brought together roughly four million characters, eight of whom were played by Oscar-winners. Feige revealed this Q&A was the first time he’d ever called the funeral scene what it is.
“On the call sheets and the script, it was called ‘The Wedding,'” Feige said. “We shot it almost two years ago, and we still refer to it as ‘that amazing day we shot the Wedding shot.'”
So it’s not Holland’s fault. Now, did everybody believe it was a wedding? That was probably only our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.