As we got to know in the Endgame trailer that Tony and Nebula weren’t able to find their way home from Titan and that Tony is now floating through space, out of water and food, and on his last day of oxygen.
It seems like Iron Man is on his last stand and he uses what life he has left to get a final message delivered to Pepper. Obviously, various Marvel fans online aren’t okay with this ending for Tony, so they’re not attempting to call in the cavalry. Many fans tweeted at NASA, asking the organisation to save Tony.
NASA responded to this and now Marvel seems to be in “direct contact”, coordinating a “rescue mission” for Iron Man.
“Hey Marvel, we heard about Tony Stark,” the NASA account wrote on Sunday. “As we know, the first thing you should to is listen in mission control for ‘Avengers, we have a problem.’ But if he can’t communicate then we recommend ground teams use all resources to scan the skies for your missing man.”
Almost a day later, Marvel responded, appreciation NASA for all the help they can provide to Tony. “Appreciate any help you can provide,” reads the tweet.
Appreciate any help you can provide 🙏
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) December 10, 2018
This entire situation that sees Tony stuck in space in the trailer could just be a misdirection on the part of directors. Earlier this year, screenwriters for the film, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely explained that Endgame will not be anything like the fans are expecting.
“[Endgame] doesn’t do what you think it does,” Markus said. “It is a different movie than you think it is…Also…[the deaths are] real. I just want to tell you it’s real, and the sooner you accept that, the sooner you will be able to move on to the next stage of grief.”
“Put it this way,” added McFeely. “I think [Infinity War] is a fairly mature movie for a blockbuster. It’s got a lot of fun in it, obviously, but boy, it gets very mature. The second one is also mature. We’re going to own these choices, and hopefully surprise and delight you and get you invested. It’s by the same studio, the same filmmaking team. They were written at the same time, shot at the same time. They’re clearly connected, but they are definitely two different movies, one of which is dependent on what happened previous.”