Never mind Peter Parker: It’s Tony Stark who doesn’t feel so good in the first Avengers: Endgame trailer. Robert Downey Jr.’s character was shown adrift in space as he was about to run out of oxygen.
NASA — the NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration — unexpectedly jumped into the discussion with tweeted recommendations for Marvel on how to help Tony.
Apparently it took a few days for that message to reach Robert Downey Jr. — maybe he really was in space — but Iron Man appreciated the support for his MCU hero:
Yes, it has to be good to know NASA cared enough to weigh in on Tony Stark’s fate. And they also quickly replied to Robert Downey Jr. with the famous Apollo 13 quote “Failure is not an option.”
Quick, someone make a supercut of Endgame and Apollo 13, with Ed Harris and the Apollo 13 crew trying to save Tony Stark! I know someone was fast on the draw to make an all-Deadpool Endgame trailer, but since NASA is clearly invested, let’s reward those science heroes with their own movie supercut. After all, they have their own THOR at NASA. Their Marvel creds are legit.
Avengers: Infinity War ended with Tony Stark/Iron Man as one of the lucky 50 percent of the population to survive Thanos’ snap. (I refuse to call it The Decimation.) But “lucky” may be a stretch. He was already clearly scarred by what happened, since he lost Underoos right in front of him. And the first Avengers: Endgame trailer has Tony in a tight spot. We’re pretty sure he’ll figure something out — or someone will figure something out for him — but it’s tough to see Tony so defeated.
Tony Stark is the first one we hear from in the Avengers: Endgame trailer, which also gave us a few new theories on his fate. The trailer itself set a new record for the most views within 24 hours. That’s not exactly surprising, considering the extraordinary build-up — and apparently even NASA was riding the hype train.
Avengers: Endgame has only given us that first look at this point, and it may be a while before we see what happens next for Tony Stark and company. A second trailer of some kind should be coming in 2019, but it’s not like we have long to wait for the movie itself. First, the MCU has to introduce Captain Marvel on March 8, 2019. Then Avengers: Endgame arrives April 26, 2019. Here are the many other movies ahead in 2019, which is surely go to break the box office records just set by 2018.