Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and his S.H.I.E.L.D.-mate Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) aren't seeing eye-to-eye in this latest (relatively uneventful) clip from "The Avengers", which premiered during Smulders' appearance on last night's "Late Show with David Letterman".

"Evacuation may be futile," Hill informs the super-spy. "If we can't control the Tesseract's energy, there may be no minimum safe distance."

"I need you to make sure the phase 2 prototypes are shipped out," he shoots back, clearly not taking his teammate's warnings too seriously.

And that's that...what Nick Fury wants, Nick Fury gets.

Check out the footage below and let us know what you think!

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"The Avengers" hits theaters on May 4.

A former contributor to sites including MTV's The Backlot and Bloody-Disgusting, Chris Eggertsen worked in film development before indulging his love of pop culture writing full time. He specializes in horror, the intersection of social issues and entertainment and Howard Stern. He's on Twitter @HitFixChris.