Iron Man 3 will be a sequel to Avengers, Thor and Captain America

Jon Favreau sees his third outing with Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark—due out on May 3, 2013—to be the one Marvel film to bind them all.

Even though Favreau's not entirely sure what directors Joss Whedon, Kenneth Branagh and Joe Johnston have in store for The Avengers, Thor or Captain America—"I've talked to Kenneth Branagh ... I had a conversation with Joss Whedon in passing, giving him my two cents about the film"—Favreau believes that he's poised to put a bow on this phase of Marvel's movies:

"In theory, Iron Man 3 is going to be a sequel or continuation of Thor, Hulk, Captain America, and Avengers."

It's sort of fitting for Marvel to let Favreau close what one can only assume is chapter one of this Marvel Movie Initiative. After all, when you go to the prom, you leave with the girl that brung you.

(via MTV SplashPage)

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