Iron Man 3 script will be written by Drew Pearce

Not Shane Black after all

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Iron Man 3 now has an official writer in the form of Drew Pearce.

Despite rumours that newly-signed director Shane Black would handle the scripting duties as well as the camera-pointing ones, Marvel have hired Pearce to write the Iron Man 3 script.

Pearce has worked with Marvel before, having scribbled the big screen adaptation of Brian K Vaughan’s comic The Runaways – which has yet to make its way into production.

ITV2 viewers will also probably recognise Pearce’s name from the credits of short-lived series No Heroics, which he created.

Clearly Marvel were drawn to Pearce’s experience with both comics and comedies – the latter a key element in the Iron Man franchise.

Deadline report that Pearce will work "closely with Black", which we imagine could lead to a co-writing credit for Black – how can he not write anything? The man’s a genius.

Iron Man 3 opens 3 May, 2013.

No heroics? Or no Pearce? Do you wish Black was the only one writing Iron Man 3, or is it good that he's got a helping hand? Talk to us below...


    • GarthMarenghi

      Apr 1st 2011, 14:15

      I think the thing is, Black's an amazing writer, but he's not a prolific one. Marvel likes to crank things out, so the hiring of Pearce is probably meant to speed things up a bit. As long as Black is guiding the script's development, I don't think we'll have anything to worry about; you just know he'll have to do a final polish himself, whether he gets credited for it or not...

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    • nkutzler

      Apr 2nd 2011, 22:29

      This entire thing is just too unsettling without Jon Favreau. He knew how the flesh out the characters and make them interesting. Plus- Who is going to be Happy? You can't make him AWESOME and then get rid of him! P.S. Have Justin Hammer back, Sam Rockwell is a genius.

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