Why It Took Spider-Man So Long to Disappear in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Towards the end of Avengers: Infinity War, we saw Thanos succeeding in fulfilling his dream of attaining all Infinity Stones and wiping out half of the universe by snapping his fingers. This resulted in the annihilation of half the Earth’s population, including our favorite heroes like Winter Soldier, Black Panther, Scarlet Witch, Falcon, Star Lord, Drax and Mantis.

This also led fans to wonder why Spider-Man (who was the last one to disappear) took so much time to vanish. While all other characters barely got to know what’s happening, Parker felt it coming because of his Spider-Sense. In one of the most emotional scenes of the movie, he had time to talk to Iron Man before his death. Director Joe Russo has recently revealed the reason behind Parker’s late disappearance.

“If I remember correctly, right, it was ‘I don’t feel so good’ — Tony looked at him, he said, ‘I’m sorry,’ and disappeared,” the director revealed on the audio commentary of the film. But then, the scene would later change. “At the end of the day, he kept driving to put more and more emotion into it. And just went up to Tom and said, ‘You don’t wanna go. You’re a child. And you’re using your strength as Spider-Man to fight this.’ And then that was the performance that came out.”

So, it wasn’t just the time lapse that helped Peter in holding out longer than others but his strength. He could feel death coming close, thanks to his spider-senses and he actually tried to fight it off as long as he could. Peter has the strength of a spider along with the heart of a hero and combining these two together, Spidey was actually able to push back against Thanos’ snap for a few minutes. Although all of his strength only delayed the inevitable as he eventually perished into air.

Avengers: Infinity War arrives on DVD and Blu-Ray on August 14.

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