Originally Posted by bubbadoom
I don't see why he shouldn't...
I think a reason would be that Marvel is making a point to keep these solo movies quite standalone from each other. Yes, there were some references to the bigger MCU in IM3, but all in all the movie was extremely focused on Tony's story. That's evidence enough for me to believe that this movie will walk the same type of line. To have Iron Patriot show up with no consequence to the Winter Soldier story would be unnecessary and pretty worthless, in my opinion. I wouldn't mind a reference, but no more than that.