NASA jokingly responded to Marvel fans' pleas to rescue Iron Man, and Robert Downey Jr. appreciates the gesture.
A couple of weeks ago, Marvel almost broke the internet when it dropped the very first trailer for Avengers: Endgame. If you are still getting over the heartbreaking ending to Avengers: Infinity War, well it's time to buck up. Endgame is now just four months away, and we have the first appearance in the MCU of Captain Marvel to enjoy before that.
The very first trailer for Endgame told us so much without really telling us anything at all. The first minute of the trailer was taken up by Tony Stark recording a message on his beaten up Iron Man mask. The Avenger is drifting through space, presumably in the Guardians of the Galaxy's spacecraft, and is quickly running out of resources. He reveals that by the next morning, he will have run out of oxygen.
That information sent Marvel fans into a state of panic. We have already lost half of all life in the universe thanks to Thanos, now after Iron Man survived, he is going to die too? That just won't stand. It prompted people to start tweeting NASA, asking them to help out the stranded Stark. NASA played ball and jokingly responded, and now Iron Man himself has joined in on the fun.
After NASA assured fans that it was doing everything in its power to bring Iron Man home, the man behind the mask, not Tony Stark but Robery Downey Jr., tweeted "always good to know NASA has your back." Shortly after, NASA replied once again, declaring that failure was not an option. We don't want to spoil the party but if Stark's estimation was correct, he will have long run out of oxygen by now.
All joking aside, Endgame may already be the most anticipated movie of all time and we barely know anything about it. Presumably, the "deceased" Avengers will somehow return and Thanos will be thwarted. Marvel fans better be prepared for anything, though. The movie's co-writer Christopher Markus has labeled it "a different movie than you think it is." There are more Marvel films to come though, so surely some of the Avengers have to survive, right?