From SCI FI Wire:
Jon Favreau, director of Iron Man, confirmed that his film will include winks to other Marvel superhero franchises as Marvel, now operating as its own independent film studio, builds toward a proposed Avengers film that will encompass several heroes.
"Yeah, definitely, definitely," Favreau said in an interview at WonderCon in San Francisco on Feb. 23, where he unveiled new footage from his upcoming movie, which stars Robert Downey Jr.
Favreau added: "I don't want to blow anything, and also I don't honestly know where it's all going to land. I know that there are sort things that have been discussed and tried and talked about. I know at the end of the day on the Horizon is The Avengers, and the idea is to have chapters of all of the characters that would contribute to being The Avengers. ... Hopefully, we're all going toward The Avengers."
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