Re: IM3 a "continuation" of the previous movies good idea or horrible?
I'm a big fan of trilogies and I think if everything is under Marvel's belt then people ought to give continuity a good strong chance. You won't be seeing this anywhere else, so a cross-franchise continuity ought to be present. Yes, being an Iron Man 3 film, it ought to be centered around Tony Stark (that goes without saying); but a few more Easter Eggs around some of his Avenger-colleagues wouldn't be all that terrible. I expect Samuel L. Jackson to reprise Nick Fury in IM3.
THE JUSTICE BULLETIN published some of my thematic analysis on the symbolism in Nolan's superhero saga.
I call it Heroic Archetypes
. You can read the parts on Batman Begins
in the following links:
; pt 2
; pt 3
; pt 4
; pt 5
; pt 6
; pt 7