Originally Posted by cherokeesam
Yes, given the litigious nature of this country, there's no doubt that "in the real world," folks would be lining up to sue the Avengers for the Battle of Manhattan. But I strongly doubt Marvel Studios or audiences want to get bogged down in that level of boring courtroom drama. And from a screenwriting standpoint, I'd say that Stark Industries has enough legal resources to shoot those lawsuits down; plus Nick Fury has a vested interest in the Avengers, and would certainly bring all his considerable political power to bear in Tony's favor.
IM3 has enough on its plate already; let's not bring the lawyers in, too.
Speaking of Nick Fury, (from the SHH Homepage) he mentions that he will not be in Iron Man 3, nor will any of the other Avengers for that matter. However, that doesn't necessarilly mean he or any of the Avengers couldn't be referenced in the movie. So, I guess we will have to see. Link below.