Originally Posted by cherokeesam
Forget about comic-book continuity: I'm talking simple business and plot strategy. The movie we KNOW about, based on trailers and interviews and press releases, is complicated enough without trying to tack on a mind-numbingly complicated backstory to a minor character who's --- at best --- a brief cameo in this film.
Audiences will not sit still for it, period. They care about *Tony* and the people around him; they won't give a **** about vaguely peripheral characters that don't become integral to the MCU until the Ant-Man film in 2015.
not everything is for the GA... there's always touches of things thrown in there for the fanboys... there could be nods without having anything in your face... and there's nothing wrong with that. it just shouldn't detract from the story. it should only help flush it out.
If you can successfully add more to the world without detracting from the story you are telling.. then i say go for it