Iron Man Edit
Incredible Hulk Edit
At the end of the film,General Thaddeus T. Ross is drinking in a bar where Tony Stark appears to talk about the Avengers.
Iron Man 2 Edit
During the scene where Tony was hungover and talking with Nick Fury,Tony implies that he don't want to join "Fury's boyscouts".Throughout the entire film,Tony's new assisstant Natalie Rushman (really S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Black Widow) was giving a secret report on Iron Man's stance on the team.Tony was deemed unworthy of being a member,but was offered to be a cosultant.