Since his debut at the end of 2008's Iron Man, Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury has played an integral role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Although Thanos' snap at the end of Avengers: Infinity War turned the spy and former Director of SHIELD to dust, we think he might have known in advance The Decimation was coming.
There's a lot of speculation that time travel will play a role in the upcoming Avengers: Endgame, which allows for the possibility that someone will go to the past to warn him. The two most likely candidates are Ant-Man, who was trapped in the Quantum Realm at the end of Ant-Man and the Wasp, and Doctor Strange, who has been known to dabble in time travel. One of them might have found a way to tip off the one-eyed spy before Thanos ever snapped.
Fury's reaction to Thanos' snaps seems particularly telling. As he sees others turning to dust, Fury walks purposefully to retrieve his pager so as to alert Captain Marvel. Sure, Fury might have just assessed the severity of the event going on around him, but it's also possible it might have been the event he's been waiting for since learning of Thanos' plans. Why wouldn't he call Captain Marvel earlier, you ask? Well, that possibility might have resulted in a future timeline, as per Doctor Strange's vision, in which Thanos is not defeated.
Check out the video below for more proof that Fury might have known about Thanos' snap.
Fans will have to wait until either Captain Marvel or Endgame to find out if Fury knew about the snap all along. Despite getting turned to dust in Infinity War, Jackson is set to reprise his role as Fury in Spider-Man: Far From Home, which takes place after the snap, so he's unlikely to remain dead for long.
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