In Marvel's The Avengers (2012), Loki is attempting to leave S.H.I.E.L.D.'s P.E.G.A.S.U.S. base, but Nick Fury is trying to stall him. Clint Barton (under Loki's control) informs Loki of this during the following exchange:
LOKI: "I come with glad tidings of a world made free."
FURY: "Free from what?"
LOKI: "Freedom. Freedom is life's great lie. Once you accept that, in your heart...you will know peace."
FURY: "Yeah, you say "peace," I kind of think you mean the other thing."
BARTON: "Sir, Director Fury is stalling. This place is about to blow and drop a hundred feet of rock on us. He means to bury us."
FURY: "Like the pharaohs of old."
Why doesn't Fury deny that he plans to bury them and himself in the collapse? Why not continue stalling them or even engage them in a firefight in order to keep them there until the collapse instead of confirming that he is indeed stalling?