Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige has teased that he wanted to go cosmic with the Marvel Universe movies. We just had no idea this is what he meant.
Disney just announced that their box office titan The Avengers is heading to space. The movie will screen for astronauts aboard the International Space Station orbiting 220 miles above the Earth and 220 miles closer to the Chitauri mother ship.
The screening is just the next step in an on-going relationship between the studio and NASA. The space administration allowed crews to film scenes from the movie at their Space Power Facility at NASA’s Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio.
Marvel Studios co-president Louis D’Esposito expressed excitement about the screening. “The studio is privileged to share ‘Marvel’s The Avengers’ with those up in space exploring the universe,” he said. “A special thanks goes to NASA for utilizing their incredible technology to make this special screening miles above us in space happen. It is a screening that would make Tony Stark envious.”
We’re left trying to decide whether an in-space “Avengers” screening would be awesome or terribly spooky. Probably awesome.