Originally Posted by ericadawn16
And if you ask the average moviegoer, do you think they even realize that?
Apart from Coulson leaving Stark to investigate Thor in Iron Man 2, we wouldn't have known they were all at the same time if the comic book prelude to Avengers hadn't said so.
Okay the Average movie goer, didn't buy the comic prelude to The Avengers. They knew it was going on at the same time because Tony Stark was in The Incredible Hulk, Hawkeye was in Thor, Captain America had the Stark Expo from Iron Man 2 as well as Howard Stark himself, and Asgaurd. Yeah there were plenty of clues that they were going on at once.
Anyway, I liked Don in Iron Man 3 much more than 2, however I'd like the solo films stayed as solo as they can. Cap can have SHIELD in his films, that okay, but aside from that Iron Man should be about Iron Man, Thor should be about Thor, etc.
If they choose to focus on Caps fish out of water status then a reference to a 21st century version of him would actually fit the story pretty well, however a full blown appearance could further stand to clutter the already dangerously packed film.