‘Avengers’ fans in splits as NASA chalks out rescue plan for Tony Stark

Washington: Iron Man aka Tony Stark is lost in space in Avengers: End Game trailer and after a plea by Marvel fans NASA has decided to rescue the superhero.

Post the release of the trailer on Friday, the official Twitter handle for the agency was flooded with tweets asking them to take some measures to save Stark, played by Robert Downey Jr.

The over two-minute-long trailer starts with Iron Man recording an audio message as he is stuck in space without food and water following his near fatal encounter with Thanos at Titan.

“Dear Miss Potts, if you find this recording don’t feel bad about this, part of the journey is the end.
Just for the record being adrift in space with zero promise of rescue is more fun than it sounds.
Food and water ran out four days ago, oxygen will run out tomorrow morning and I mean it, when I drift off I will dream about you, it’s always you.”

Tony Stark’s heartbreaking message obviously left fans teary-eyed and, in an attempt to get their Iron Man back from oblivion, they took the case to NASA. Over the weekend, NASA gave a winning response to Marvel fanatics, hinting that they would theoretically try to do something about the situation.

“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,” the tweet read.

NASA also included a photograph in their tweet which featured a Marvel Easter egg, Thor’s nameplate and hammer.

In a follow-up tweet, NASA said their Thermal Operations and Resource (THOR) officer will ensure the success of the mission.

“The THermal Operations and Resource (THOR) officer is truly one of Mission Control’s mightiest heroes. They ensure the operation of multiple @Space_Station subsystems which collect, distribute & reject heat from critical equipment and payloads for the success of the mission.”

Chris Hemsworth plays Thor, the Asgardian God, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

Fans ‘marvelled’ over the cheeky response. Check out their tweets:


The fourth Avengers film, follows the third movie, which had a surprise ending – half the population of the cinematic universe was wiped out – that shocked many fans.

End Game, which is said to be the final movie in the Avengers franchise, will release on April 26, 2019.

(With PTI inputs)