Re: The Avengers 2! The Official News and Speculation Thread - Part 2
I encourage people not to read too far into Singer's comment.
"Before he was an Avenger" is essentially his/Fox's way of saying "We get him first. Neener neener."
"A bat signal, for listeners who might not know, refers to the children's character The Bat Man - a strong gentleman who fights crime nocturnally."