8 Actors Who Were Confused While Filming Movie Scenes

6. Tom Holland Was Clueless About Who Spider-Man Was Fighting (Avengers: Infinity War)

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Another Marvel actor who was confused about a scene, Tom Holland was left in the dark about the full nature of his fight sequences in the recent Avengers movies.

The actor played Spider-Man in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, where he had brawls with Thanos, Ebony Maw, and even the Guardians of the Galaxy. But apparently, Marvel didn't even tell him who he was supposed to be punching.

While talking about the then-unreleased Avengers sequels in early 2018, Holland mentioned that his fight scenes for these flicks were particularly difficult to film, because he was completely confused about who Spider-Man was facing. On set, he obviously wasn't fighting anything - because all of his opponents were digital constructs - and this left Holland struggling to imagine his foe:

"For Avengers, the Russo Brothers are like 'so you're just standing here, and you're fighting this guy and just do whatever' and I'm like, 'okay, who am I fighting?' And they were like 'well, we can't tell you because it's a secret.' I'm like, 'okay so what does he look like?' And they're like 'well, we can't tell you because that would give it away,' so I'm like 'how big is he?' 'Well, we can't tell you because that would give it away.' So, I'm just standing there punching the air for 15 minutes and when I took the job I didn't think that's what I'd be doing. I've gotten used to it now."

To be fair to Marvel, we can totally understand why they'd want to withhold information from Holland, because he hasn't exactly been tight-lipped when it comes to sharing spoilery information about his superhero projects.

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