Originally Posted by TheVileOne
I meant closest to Avengers. Whatever. He's saying the Iron Man and Thor sequels are more SINGULAR standalone stories. Captain America will be closer to Avengers. And look at all these characters. We have a multiple superhero/vigilante cast.
Despite the characters and organizations that made up the supporting cast, the Winter Soldier storyline wasn't Avengers-related at all; it was very much Cap-focused.
That said, the opportunities to tie-in other MCU goings-on will be much higher thanks to that same supporting cast. I just hope it strikes a better balance between main storyline and easter eggs than Iron Man 2 did.