When you’re a Marvel Cinematic Universe star who's stuck in an unwanted conversation, it helps to have Thanos’ number. While appearing alongside fellow MCU actor Cobie Smulders on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan found himself in need of help that only the Mad Titan can provide.
In a clip from the late-night talk show, Fallon approaches his two guests in a dressing room, and begins to regale them with a seemingly never-ending testimonial about air fryers. As both actors realize their host isn't about to stop talking, Jordan gets the idea to text Thanos. A simple message, “Hey man, need your help,” gets the expected result, as Fallon turns to dust before their eyes, providing Jordan and Mulders with the opening they needed to escape.
Jordan’s performance as Eric Killmonger in director Coogler’s Black Panther received critical acclaim as the 2018 film earned rave reviews and grossed $1.347 billion at the worldwide box office. Known for her role as Robin Scherbatsky on How I Met Your Mother, Smulders portrayed S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Maria Hill in The Avengers, Captain America: Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and in the post-credits scene of Avengers: Infinity War. It's ironic that she would ask Jordan to contact Thanos, as she and Nick Fury were among the victims of the Mad Titan's devastating finger-snap.
Avengers: Endgame will arrive on April 26. Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, the film stars Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Chadwick Boseman, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Holland and Anthony Mackie.