Warning! Full Avengers: Infinity War SPOILERS follow!
Avengers: Infinity War co-director Joe Russo answered questions from eager students at an Iowa City high school for 90-minutes, and revealed an interesting bit of information about THAT tragic Spider-Man scene at the end of the movie.
According to a Reddit post from one of the students in attendance, Joe Russo confirmed that Tom Holland did, in fact, improvise that heartbreaking death scene after Thanos snaps his fingers and kills half of the universe’s population.
Joe and Anthony Russo were both in Iowa City visiting their alma mater, the University of Iowa. During the Q&A, Joe Russo explained how shooting two massive movies like Avengers 3 and 4 can have a big effect on Hollywood, according to the Iowa City Press-Citizen:
“We shot two of the most expensive movies ever made back-to-back with two weeks off between the two,” Russo said. “We basically shut down Hollywood the year we were making the film because of the amount of celebrities included.”
Russo was generous with his time and gave the students some advice on how to pursue a career in filmmaking. When asked about whether or not it’s a good idea to go to film school, Russo simply replied, “No, just watch Goodfellas a bunch of times.”
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