When fans saw the trailer for Avengers: Endgame, a few things immediately went through our minds. First and foremost, can we get someone who’s job is solely to comfort Steve Rogers when he cries? Better yet, can we get that job? When Captain America cries, we cry – it’s heartbreaking.
Then…we imagined Thor sitting alone with the weight of, not only Infinity War but the loss of everyone he considered family. His home, his brother, his mentor – they’re all gone, and that guilt has crushed him in the time that’s passed since the war against Thanos.
We also considered, maybe for the first time, that we may really lose Tony Stark in Avengers: Endgame. Watching him as he records his goodbye message to Pepper was terrible. We’ve known these things were on the horizon, that big losses were in our future, but we weren’t as prepared as we thought we were.
Turns out, we’re not the only ones who are having a hard time with Tony’s trailer scene.
While we may not have an answer for how to save Tony, some people did…a really incredible group of people did. In true pop culture fashion, they tweeted their idea to Marvel, ya know, for science.
Hey @Marvel, we heard about Tony Stark. As we know, the first thing you should do 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 pic.twitter.com/zavXrsPljq
— NASA (@NASA) December 9, 2018
If anyone could give advice to Marvel about a rescue mission for Tony in space, it’s NASA. With their tweet sent, fans wondered if anyone from Marvel would respond. In no time, Iron Man himself showed us all that he was as thrilled as we were to see the tweet from NASA.
— Robert Downey Jr (@RobertDowneyJr) December 15, 2018
This interaction is an example of one of the many reasons that we’re such massive fans of pop culture and everything that goes along with it. It’s not every day you see one of your favorite superheroes tweet the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, but in this realm of Marvel universe, it happens.
We’re still recovering from the trailer in its entirety, but this did bring our spirits up, even if only for a little while. We know those big losses are still coming, and even if Tony is saved from space, it doesn’t guarantee his survival. There’s a lot at stake in Avengers: Endgame and a few of our heroes have everything to lose.
You can see Avengers: Endgame in theaters on Aprill 26th, and Avengers: Infinity War is available on DVD now – and it’s coming to Netflix this month. That is if you can manage to watch that without crying yet. Spoiler alert, we still can’t.