[[wysiwyg_imageupload:5237:]]Though we have heard that Iron Man 3 will be a standalone film - or more so than the previous IM movies - Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige teases that The Avengers 2 actually begins there.
While the previous Marvel Studios Phase One movies may have made it seem more obvious that they were building to something big, Feige says that we might not noticed the hints for The Avengers 2 in Iron Man 3.
"I would say that the exercise of this film is very much standalone, more so than any 'Iron Man' film since the first one. But because we are in Phase Two and we're heading towards another 'Avengers' movie, there's certainly a road that's being paved — you just might not notice it," Feige told MTV about signs for The Avengers 2 in Iron Man 3. "While you're driving on the road, not knowing where it's going, you might not realize that there are road signs and signals and lane changes that we're setting up now — they might not be readily apparent the first time you see the movie."
Feige is tight-lipped when asked about specifics, but offers that it's more about Tony Stark than any other grandiose designs.
"In this one, it has less to do with any sort of larger S.H.I.E.L.D. or cosmic overlay, but much more about Tony, his frame of mind, his viewpoint and the things he wants to pursue."
Feige also offered that Joss Whedon is still working on the script and that, "there are already seven things in there that are worth the price of admission alone."
The Avengers 2 assembles May 1, 2015 with Iron Man 3 on May 3, 2013, Thor: The Dark World on November 8, 2013, Captain America: Winter Soldier on April 4, 2014, the Guardians of the Galaxy movie on August 1, 2014 and Ant-Man on November 6, 2015..
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