Tony Stark survived Thanos' genocidal snap in Avengers: Infinity War, but when the trailer for the sequel, Avengers: Endgame, debuted, fans learned he was still stuck around Titan, unable to make his way home and about to run out of oxygen. Fortunately, NASA heeded fans' calls for help on behalf of the seemingly doomed Avenger, and now Marvel has responded.
NASA offered its advice for how to help Stark on Twitter, writing: "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."
Grateful for the advice, Marvel tweeted back: "Appreciate any help you can provide," completing the message with a praying emoji.
Appreciate any help you can provide 🙏— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) December 10, 2018
Of course, the exchange was all in fun. It's nice to see NASA showing its sense of humor and Marvel engaging with the agency to keep the joke going. This is just the kind of thing that makes pop culture so great -- everyone can understand and enjoy this reference.
Avengers: Endgame will release on April 26, 2019. Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Marvel’s Avengers 4 stars Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, 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.