The film has plenty of death scenes, but, Tom Holland’s character had probably the longest of them, and despite the fans lauding the scene for the drama, they have also pointed out the oddity that it had compared to other character deaths. Now, the makers of Avengers: Infinity War, the Russo Bros have acknowledged a fan theory explaining why it took him longer to perish.
The directors were speaking to Huffington Post and affirmed the theory that Spider-Man’s ‘Spider-Sense’ powers had given him a premonition of what Thanos was going to do with his Infinity Gauntlet before the wipeout happened. According to Joe Russo, “That’s correct, he was aware of something.”
In case you don’t know what “Spider-Sense” is, it is an early warning system which lets Spider-Man know of approaching danger by creating a sensation at the base of his brain. The severity of the sensation depends upon the extent of risk expected, and it causes side-effects too, such as it makes Peter correctly comprehend his surroundings even in pitch black, and also allows him to catch certain frequencies which he normally doesn’t.
The long-term Marvel Comics fans will completely agree to the logic about his Spider-Sense sensing something as deadly as the death of half of the Universe’s life. In fact, Avengers: Infinity War had given a glimpse of this power, quite early in the film. The Spider-Sense was totally overlooked in Spider-Man: Homecoming, but, Avengers: Infinity War wasted no time in establishing it, in the very first visual of Peter in the movie.
As he was riding the school bus, we saw how the arm on Peter’s hair stood up, as he was among the earliest people to see the Black Order’s ship hover over the New York City’s skyline. By depicting that, the Russos set the base for the longest death scene at the end of the movie. Although it was quite a remarkable scene anyway, the knowledge of this detail gives it even more meaning.
You can watch Avengers: Infinity War in theaters now. Ant-Man and The Wasp will release on July 6. Captain Marvel comes out on March 8 next year, and then the Avengers 4 will wrap up the present phase of MCU on May 3, 2019.