Since the debut of the Avengers: Endgame trailer, there’s been much speculation over the fate of Tony Stark, aka Iron Man. The only glimpse of Robert Downey Jr.’s famous character is of him aboard a spaceship, adrift in space. The ship is out of power and food, while also nearing the last of its oxygen. So Stark records a final goodbye message for his wife, Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), acknowledging his seemingly inevitable demise. However, Audi may have spoiled Stark’s fate. Twice, actually.
Immediately following the launch of the Endgame trailer, Audi released a video showing Robert Downey Jr. speaking with Audi’s chief designer Marc Lichte and he mentions that his character drives the Audi e-tron GT in Avengers: Endgame. Since then, there’s been much speculation about Stark’s potential rescue. How could he drive the e-tron GT if he’s about to die aboard a spaceship in the beginning of the movie, right? He must get rescued?
Well, some fans have speculated that there could be some time manipulation and we’ll see Iron Man driving the e-tron GT in the past. So maybe it hasn’t been spoiled. Or he could be rescued by another hero and it has been spoiled.
A new press release may have just hinted toward the latter. While some fans guessed time manipulation, others have guessed that Iron Man could be saved by Rocket Raccoon, the only remaining member of the Guardians of the Galaxy following Avengers: Infinity War. Rocket is a tech-wizard and could get a ship to come and save Stark, along with Potts. That fan-theory could have just been confirmed by a recent announcement from Audi.
Audi just revealed that it’s partnered with Marvel to create a virtual reality experience for the back of the Audi e-tron, which will debut at the 2019 CES (Consumer Electronics Show). The Marvel VR experience is called “Marvel’s Avengers: Rocket’s Rescue Run” and it puts passengers in the passenger seat of Rocket’s spaceship, traversing an asteroid field. That could hint at Rocket taking a ship deep into space to save Stark.
Not only that but it’s called “Rocket’s Rescue Run”. Who is Rocket rescuing? The only remaining Avenger is Stark. Admittedly, Rocket doesn’t know that at the end of Infinity War, so he could be going to rescue his ‘Guardians’ buddies. Though, even if that’s the case, the ship Stark is aboard so happens to belong to the Guardians of the Galaxy. So even if Rocket were to look for his friends, he’d end up finding Stark by accident.
Marvel is known for being incredibly tight-lipped about its plot points and is extremely skilled at avoiding spoilers. So this may very well be an intentional hint toward Iron Man’s fate. Otherwise, Audi may have made a whoopsie.