The official MCU comic tie-in for Captain Marvel was released this week, offering us a look at the events leading up to that post-credits scene with Nick Fury at the end of Avengers: Infinity War.
Turns out, Nick was already trying to get the Avengers back together way before Thanos’ invasion of Earth happened. The comic reveals that Cap’s break-in into the Raft after the events of the Battle of Leipzig was assisted by Maria Hill and that Fury tried to convince Cap to make amends with Tony, while his Secret Avengers were off doing secret missions. Maria Hill also paid a visit to Tony Stark to convince him to get in Steve’s good graces, only to be inevitably refuted. All in all, a pretty expected chain of events for Nick Fury and Maria Hill.
The only good Captain Marvel tie-in is that Fury refers to her as a last-resort option to any catastrophe saying, “If we do our job right, we’ll never be in a position of having to call her.”