Re: IM3 a "continuation" of the previous movies good idea or horrible?
I don't want IM3 to be loaded with references to Avengers and the other Marvel movies. They were already pushing it with Iron Man 2. Iron Man 3, even though it should maintain continuity with the other Marvel movies, needs to first and foremost be about continuing Iron Man's story. When you bring in outside heroes then the story stops feeling like Iron Man, and turns into "Iron Man and his Super Friends." You should be able to watch all 3 Iron Man movies without having seen any other Marvel Movies and still get a complete experience that feels wholly Iron Man, and I think that's what the audience wants.