The ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Moment That Benedict Cumberbatch Improvised
The iconic Spider-Man: No Way Home featured some of the greatest moments in MCU history, and we discuss the moment that Benedict Cumberbatch improvised.
There is perhaps not a more ambitious film in the history of Marvel Studios than that of Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Bringing together three generations of the Marvel hero, and culminating in 20-years of the character live-action adaptations, Kevin Feige and Jon Watts faced a challenge quite unlike any other.
Yet, regardless of how focused, and vital the film was, Watts never seemed to handcuff his actors to stay committed firmly to the script, and we’re now getting an insight into the many moments of Spider-Man: No Way Home that happened because of the improvisational talent on that magnificent cast.
In a brand new interview at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, one of the stars of the film, Benedict Cumberbatch discussed the scene that he improvised via Collider.
“There was this one moment near the end of the film,” Cumberbatch stated, “Where we were really trying to make that moment work, at the top of the Statue of Liberty. Tom [Holland] was having a tough time with the script, as it was before the reshoots.”
Cumberbatch continued, “And then, we did the reshoots and I came up with this idea of, to show that I love him, I didn’t want him to make the sacrifice of being forgotten. He was like, ‘That’s gonna be in the film.’ And I was like, ‘Okay, cool. Thats great.'”
This comes after Andrew Garfield recently revealed that Zendaya improvised what is one of the funniest moments in the film, where MJ throws the bread at the emerging Spider-Man.
It is a testament to Jon Watts that he allows his actor’s room to create moments that add to the narrative, and craft what would make the film better.