The emotions that flow during one of the most emotional scenes of the first Thor movie are well-known, since giving a legendary actor like Anthony Hopkins free reign makes good things happen. His noteworthy performance brought Tom Hiddleston and Chris Hemsworth to tears, but one element of the scene was totally improvised – the fierce snarl Odin delivers to shut the “brothers” up.
The shock on Tom Hiddleston’s face is entirely genuine. It also feels very much like what a father, fed up with his sons, would do – he’d respond to their pointless arguing with wordless rage. Maybe Hopkins knew this, or maybe he just voiced the character’s disappointment in the way that worked the best.
Tony Can Be Strict
Robert Downy Jr. had been playing the character of Tony Stark for more than ten years when shooting “Avengers: Infinity War.” Thus, the filmmakers usually just let him have free reign of his quips and one-liners. After Iron Man fights Ebony Maw with Peter Parker and Doctor Strange, Peter Parker says that he's back up.
Stark quickly tells him that the adults are talking, and the little bit of humor it brought was unscripted. It was all RDJ. Of course, Iron Man soon after dubs Spider-Man to be a full member of the Avengers. We're not sure if that was in the script. Doesn't matter!
Who Are You?
There had been superhero movies before it, but 1989's “Batman” changed the game. It grossed over four hundred million dollars worldwide and started a trend that now dominates the box office.
When Michael Keaton dangles a goon off a roof, he's asked “Who are you?” While the script called for Keaton to respond with “I am the night,” he decided to trim it a bit, and he instead responded with “I'm Batman.” It was snappier, punchier, and so much more memorable.
Tony Stark's Childlike Exuberance
A lot of the dialogue Tony Stark has in the movies was famously left up to Robert Downey Jr. This tactic has paid off since the very beginning, and here's another example: During “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” Stark has a scene looking for something hidden in an old structure – the script has him finding a hidden door.
What he does, at first pleading for it to be a hidden door, and then letting out a little “Yay” when he's proven right. Not the kind of thing you hear in one of the serious Avenger movies, but RDJ keeps us on our toes whenever he's on the screen.
The Improvised Scene in “No Way Home”
“Spider-Man: No Way Home” does some wild things with the characters that have worn the red and blue spidey suit. During the events of the movie, the previous two theatrical Spider-Men, Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire, show up to help out Tom Holland thanks to some multiverse shenanigans. To the surprise of the movie-going public, all three join forces.
Andrew Garfield's Peter Parker, just before the climactic battle, tells the other Spider-Men that he loves them, despite having known them for only a few hours. It reminds us that they are the same person, technically, but there are still differences. The other Peters don't respond, since the line was ad-libbed by Garfield.