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Things don't look good for Tony Stark in the new Avengers: Endgame trailer. Luckily, Earth's Mightiest space explorers have a plan. The first trailer for the next Avengers movie shows us that Tony Stark is in trouble. He's drifting in space without food and water and he's about to run out of air. It seems unlikely that he'll be rescued in time. However, NASA is on the case. The official Twitter account for the American space agency recently tweeted at Marvel with some suggestions about how to get to Iron Man in time. Check it out.
NASA's advice, to be honest, is pretty simple. It amounts to "turn on the radio" and "look around," but, of course, considering that half the life on Earth just vanished, it's possible that nobody at home is thinking all that clearly. They might not have done this stuff yet. It's likely they're very much focused on other things.
Of course, it should be pointed out that, simply scanning the sky from the ground isn't necessarily going to yield a lot of results by itself. Space is sort of, well, big and we have no idea exactly where Tony Stark is drifting in space. Thanos' home planet Titan is not the moon of Saturn of the same name, and its exact location in space is unclear. Whether we even have the ability to scan that far fast enough is unknown, and since nobody alive actually knows where Tony is, unless Nebula isn't on the ship, nobody would even know where to start looking.
As one would expect, Marvel fans are having a lot of fun with the tweet from NASA. Considering that Iron Man's ultimate fate in Avengers: Endgame is unclear, but we're expecting this to be Robert Downey Jr.'s last movie in the MCU, fans seem to be truly afraid for Tony and are very happy NASA is stepping up to help out.
As it turns out, NASA may be even better qualified to help rescue a missing Avenger than we thought, as the agency already has its own THOR.
Does this confirm Thor will get his hammer back in Avengers: Endgame? The Russo Brothers are pretty sneaky.
Since the trailer implies Tony slowly dying is something happening at the beginning of the film, I'm guessing that one way or another he will, in fact, be rescued. My own thought is that this is how we might see Carol Danvers enter the picture following her debut in Captain Marvel, but certainly, we don't know for sure. Certainly, he will be rescued so that Iron Man can play whatever part he has in the Endgame we've now found ourselves in.
Avengers: Endgame hits theaters this April.