Spider-Man: No Way Home actor Tom Holland recently jumped the gun when assembling alongside the Avengers in Endgame. After Peter swings into the MCU as part of Team Iron Man in Civil War, Spider-Man was part of the half of humanity that was snapped out of existence by Thanos in Infinity War. With the snapped people blipped back to life by the Hulk in Endgame and the heroes finally reassembling in Endgame, it’s a Mjolnir-wielding Captain America who unites the team against the Mad Titan and his alien army by saying the iconic battle-cry: “Avengers, assemble!”
Tom Holland ‘Messed Up’ In The Iconic Endgame Scene
While appearing in an interview with Rotten Tomatoes recently, while looking back at Holland’s past six Marvel films until now, the No Way Home star recalls how he prematurely raced into action and missed the mark:
“I love the scene in Endgame where Captain America — with that amazing, like, swooping shot — where Captain America catches the hammer and he’s like, ‘Avengers, assemble,'” Holland said. “[Chris Evans] was like four or five people down from me and the direction was, ‘As soon as he says assemble, everyone then screams and charges towards the enemy’, but because he was so far away I couldn’t hear him say ‘Assemble!’, because he says it to himself.”
“He went, ‘Avengers…’ and I just went ‘Arrrghhh!’ – I ran off by myself,” he recalled. “I got like 30 feet and I had to turn around and like, walk back to like all my childhood heroes and be like, ‘Sorry guys, I got that wrong.'”
Tom Holland had previously revealed how he messed up while meeting Robert Downey for the first time while auditioning for Civil War — except it wasn’t really Downey who was part of an “obviously nervous” Holland’s somewhat embarrassing encounter.
“I saw [directors Anthony and Joe Russo] and then I saw Downey standing there in the casting room. I went over. I introduced myself. But I remember thinking, ‘That’s a bit odd. He doesn’t look like I’d imagined him or remembered.’ Still, I shook his hand, telling him, ‘It’s a pleasure to meet you,’ saying how excited I was at the opportunity, how much it means to me,” Holland told GQ of his 2015 audition for Civil War. “Well, then a door opens and in walks the actual Robert Downey Jr. I’d been chatting up his stunt double the entire time. So, actually, I got my jittery, loser vibe out of the way. And then, when I actually met Downey, I was a little cooler and collected.”
No Way Home stars Tom Holland, Jacob Batalon, Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Willem Dafoe, Jamie Foxx, Alfred Molina, and Benedict Cumberbatch, and is now playing exclusively in theaters.