AceShowbiz - While Marvel movies are clearly works of fiction, fans couldn't help reaching out to NASA for help when seeing one of their beloved characters on the brink of death. Recently, the first trailer for "Avengers: Endgame" was released, showing Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) floating in space, running out of food, water and oxygen.
After watching the trailer, some people contacted NASA on social media about the issue faced by Tony a.k.a. Iron Man and implored them to save him from an impending doom. Showing they have sense of humor, the agency has responded to the plea with a witty tweet.
The agency took to its Twitter account to share what they would theoretically do to try to save Tony. "Hey @Marvel, we heard about Tony Stark," they wrote. "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."
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
It's unclear if Tony will make it through back to the Earth in time to join the remainder of the Avengers to battle against Thanos (Josh Brolin). In the trailer, it's shown that Steve Rogers a.k.a. Captain America (Chris Evans) and Natasha Romanoff a.k.a. Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) hatch a plan to fight the mad titan in what Steve dubs "the fight of our lives."
Hinting at the high anticipation for the release of the "Avengers: Infinity War" sequel, the trailer has set a new record with 289 million views in the first 24 hours. The figure bests the record set by "Avengers: Infinity War" (236 million) and "The Lion King (2019)" (224.6 million) over the same time frame.
Marvel thanked fans for their enthusiasm, writing in a tweet, "To the greatest fans in the world, thank you for being there from the beginning until the endgame and making this the most viewed trailer in history with 289M views in 24 hours!"
The movie will arrive in the U.S. on April 26, 2019, a week before its initial release date.