We feel sorry for Peter Parker right now as it wasn’t his death scene in Infinity War that was the most emotional for the film’s directors to shoot.
Earlier this week, the directors of Infinity War, the Russos appeared in a screening of Infinity War, which was followed by a Q&A round where both were asked tons of questions, including one that has us holding back our tears.
“What was the most emotional scene to shoot?” asked an audience member.
Joe had to ponder the question, but Anthony was quick with his response.
“Thanos/Gamora,” he replied.
“Yeah, it’s a very tough scene,” agreed Joe.
In the course of the film, The Mad Titan murdered his daughter Gamora to obtain the Soul Stone. This proved that Thanos isn’t capable of love, but capable of detaching himself from said love to attain his goals.
“I mean, it’s a huge tragedy at the centre of the film,” explained Anthony. “We ran at the full complexity and depth of what that scene was.” The director stressed how much the scene was “grounded in complexities,” and how they worked hard with Brolin and Saldana to make sure the right message came across.
“Zoe’s amazing in the scene,” added Joe. “It’s a story of an abuser and its victim and he wins. It’s a very painful scene.” The abuser/victim explanation is the perfect way to describe their relationship, which began after Thanos destroyed half of Gamora’s home planet before taking and training her to be a lethal weapon.
The Russos aren’t strangers to such painful scenes, having nearly killed half the cast of MCU in the film. Although Gamora’s death was heartbreaking, the ending of the film left many fans in a state of shock. After Peter Quill found out that Thanos had killed Gamora, he lost himself which ultimately led The Avengers on Titan to fail in their mission.
The Russos also talked about several other topics, including an initial draft that had Thanos as the narrator of the film, and confirming Loki’s and Vision’s death.
Avengers: Infinity War was the third Marvel film directed by the Russos, who previously helmed Captain America: The Winter Solider and Captain America: Civil War. The dynamic sibling team will also be directing the highly-anticipated Avengers 4.