This was so far beyond dumb. No one at the shop i frequent thought he died until it was announced in the news. We all thought he was just knocked out or something. Not even a big "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO" onscreen from anyone????
Heres how id retcon this. The Nick Fury Marcus was talking to was actualy Max the android Coulson and the entire thing would be a scheme of the shadow council or something just to make Marcus believe hes in charge of shield.