Someone spotted a great Thor Easter Egg in NASA’s response to fans who asked for their help in saving Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) from his fate teased in the Avengers: Endgame trailer.
Last week, the long-awaited trailer for Avengers: Endgame was released and it set up a morbid situation for Tony Stark. The Marvel Cinematic Universe hero is shown to be stranded in space, with oxygen running out, and it’s presumed that he’ll make it out alive but the trailer itself gives no hint at this. This caused MCU fans to start the movement #SaveTonyStark, which resulted in the NASA Twitter account receiving many requests for them to rescue Tony from his fate.
Eventually, NASA responded with a photo and a humorous Tweet. The fun didn’t end there though. One fan by the name of Darshan Baid, who goes by the handle @frunkad on Twitter, noticed something interesting in the background of the NASA photo. In the photo, there is an area in the room labeled “THOR” with a hammer laid down next to it. Check out the image in the Tweet below and as you can see in the post as well, NASA responded again.
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
— NASA (@NASA) December 9, 2018
Thor (Chris Hemsworth) didn’t have much of a presence in the teaser for Avengers: Endgame outside of one moment but the Marvel icon certainly has a lot to think about. Not only did he lose his brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) literally at the hands of Thanos (Josh Brolin), Thor then made it his one goal in Avengers: Infinity War to get a weapon powerful enough to kill the Mad Titan, which he accomplished. Unfortunately, Thor fumbled the execution of his plan and allowed Thanos to kill half of all life in the universe. This is going to give him a hefty weight to have on his shoulders when we meet him once again in Avengers: Endgame.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding Avengers: Endgame as soon as more information becomes available. How do you think the events of Infinity War will influence Thor’s arc in Endgame? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Avengers: Endgame is scheduled to be released in theaters April 26th, 2019.
Here’s Every Hero Who Appears In The ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailer
Today, Marvel Studios released the first official trailer for Avengers: Endgame and revealed which heroes will likely be on hand for the re-match against Thanos.
Avengers: Infinity War united nearly every hero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the showdown with Thanos and after a decade of films that proved to be an extensive roster. However, the Marvel Studios epic concluded with Thanos succeeding in his mission to acquire the Infinity Stones and use their power to erase half of the universe's population, with many of the aforementioned heroes being included among the casualties. Fortunately, the original Avengers teammates survived Thanos' decimation and it appears they will be joined by a few the new heroes who debuted since the group initially formed when they head into the second showdown with Thanos.
Click "Next" to see a full list of heroes featured in the trailer!
Iron ManAfter being spared by Thanos, Tony Stark can be seen adrift in space with limited supplies and oxygen. Although Nebula appears to be with him, the unlikely companions seem to be lost with little chance of being rescued, though it is hard to imagine that Stark will spend most of what could be his final adventure away from the action.
The First Avenger will unsurprisingly return for the conclusion of the first decade of Marvel Studios stories and he is determined to undo Thanos' decimation. Of course, many fans are concerned that reversing the decimation could come at a great cost for Captain America considering Chris Evans' contract expired with Avengers: Endgame.
Natasha Romanoff, a.k.a Black Widow, returns for Avengers: Endgame and it appears she's been assessing the consequences of Thanos' actions. Standing by Captain America's side as they head to attempt to reverse the decimation, Black Widow seems confident that their plan cannot fail.
Although Thor nearly defeated Thanos by stabbing through the chest with Stormbreaker, The Mad Titan had enough energy left to use the Infinity Stones to heal himself while erasing 50% of the population in the universe. Now, a contemplative Thor can be seen in the Avengers: Endgame trailer and one can't fault him for reflecting on the fact that victory was almost in his grasp.
Nebula and Rocket Raccoon were the only Guardians of the Galaxy characters to survive Thanos' wrath, with former being left alone on Titan with Tony Stark. With the film expected to conclude Thanos' and Nebula having more reason than most to see the Mad Titan brought to justice, fans are hoping she will have an extensive role Avengers: Endgame.
The new trailer also confirmed that Hawkeye will assume the Ronin mantle when he returns and the death of family is the likely reason for his new identity. It appears Natasha will attempt to recruit her old friend when they embark on a mission to defeat Thanos, but whether or not Hawkeye agreed to join them remains to be seen.
After the mid-credits scene for Ant-Man and the Wasp, many were theorizing that the Avengers would have to rescue Scott Lang from the Quantum Realm and subsequently use the alternate dimension to travel back in time to defeat Thanos. While it appears Scott Lang managed to escape on his own, he may have brought the van containing the way to the Quantum Realm to the Avengers' front door.
While the Hulk was absent from the first Avengers: Endgame trailer, Bruce Banner managed to make a brief appearance. The brilliant scientist could be seen assessing the list of casualties of Thanos' decimation and it has clearly taken an emotional toll.