Avengers: Infinity War portrayed a very dark ending. After the snap had taken all the heroes leaving us in tears, we got the post-credits scene which only added salt to our wounds. Nick Fury showed up along with Maria Hill out of nowhere, and that is when we saw the effects of the Decimation on the entire world, or at least got the idea of it. Sure the scene ended with a Gilmour of hope that was Captain Marvel, but still, that wasn’t enough for us to overcome what we had just witnessed.
Amidst all the heavy hitting that this scene does, bringing back Nick Fury after his Age of Ultron appearance, showing us the effects of the snap and leaving a way to introduce Captain Marvel, there was one little detail which we all ended up missing right at the start of the scene. Having seen Nick Fury after so long, the question that sprung onto us was that what has he and Hill been Up to all this time. What were they going to do in Infinity War itself?
As you can see above, it has been pointed out by Redditor freezer_face that Fury and Hill were actually on their way to meet Cameron Klein, the name you might not have bothered to know until now, and a face not many MCU fans would really remember.
Klein is not a big MCU figure, he is just a fellow agent (SHIELD Technician) who stuck with Fury and Hill even after SHIELD fell. As the Redditor mentions above, he could have a very short role similar to his previous appearances in the upcoming mega-finale.
If you don’t remember who he is, then here are two little references that could jog your memory. He first appeared in Captain America: The Winter Soldier where he made a heroic impression during the Hydra takeover scene. Rumlow ordered SHIELD technicians to launch the Helicarriers and Klein refused to launch them despite the fact that Brock Rumlow had a gun to his head. He was then saved by Agent 13 aka Sharon Carter.
The second appearance that Klein made was in Avengers: Age of Ultron which he made his entrance along with Fury, sent life boats to carry people over from the flying piece of Sokovia and conveniently fumbled his dialogue. What many of you would not know is that he even had a reference in the Captain Marvel prelude comic.
The Comic answered many questions which wouldn’t be addressed on the big screen since Avengers: Endgame won’t have the time to do that, and neither would Captain Marvel. Through the Prelude, we came to know that Fury and Hill were operating from the shadows, working to neutralize threats that weren’t on the Avengers’ radar.
They even tried to get a reconciliation between Tony and Steve before Infinity War took place. We even got a hint as to why Fury took decades to call Captain Marvel. Rest we will find out for sure by the end of Captain Marvel and/or in Avengers: Endgame.
In Avengers: Infinity War Fury and Hill are getting readings of Thanos’ ships landing in Wakanda, and seeing the energy signatures of those bogeys, Fury tells Hill to contact Kelin to meet them in Wakanda. So based on what they have been doing all this time, and their little stint in Age of Ultron, they were probably hoping to aid a rescue op in Wakanda as well. But unfortunately, the wound up being dusted.
Avengers: Endgame will take a dive into the aftermath of Infinity War. It will conclude the story arcs of many characters of the MCU, and will also begin new ones for characters like Fury and Hill that get to carry on their MCU future in Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Directed by Joe & Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame will come out on April 26 and presumably star Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jeremy Renner Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Danai Gurira, Peter Dinklage, Benedict Wong, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Gwyneth Paltrow, Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Chris Pratt, Paul Rudd, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Tessa Thompson, Evangeline Lilly, Aaron Taylor Johnson, Cate Blanchett, Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Douglas, Tilda Swinton, Jeff Goldblum, Katherine Langford, Stellan Skarsgard and Brie Larson.