"I wouldn't say that in a broad sense. The Thor
film and the Guardians of the Galaxy
film certainly are cosmic. Guardians
will take the brunt of the cosmic side of the universe, particularly Guardians
, which is 95% in space. I think Iron Man 3
shows the other side of Phase 2, which is delving deeper into the characters. Throwing them on a much more personal journey. And Captain America
will showcase... What's exciting to me about Cap - sort of about Iron Man 3
too if you look at it - is it's tonally almost like a different genre. Shane Black
has described Iron Man 3
as a Tom Clancy
sort of political thriller, which I like a lot. We hired our directors on Cap because they loved our explanation that we really want to make a '70s political thriller masquerading as a big superhero movie. Just like with the first film - we got Joe Johnston
because we said, 'We want to do a '40s World War Two movie masquerading as a big superhero movie.' I love that we're doing a sequel to a film that's a completely different genre than the first film. I think that's fun. And the comics do it all the time."
"I would say that it does not. It's much more of a standalone film. It takes place in the same universe. And when we've been on the other side of that universe in other movies, you might see those characteristics in Guardians
, but The Avengers
are not involved with what's happening out there at this time."