Iron Man 3 to be written and directed by Shane Black?

Could be Marvel's Lethal Weapon

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Jon Favreau’s ditched Iron Man 3, but it seems that Marvel have found a replacement writer-director in the form of Shane Black.

No doubt recommended by Robert Downey Jr. himself, who worked with Black on the brilliant crime caper Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Black has officially met with Marvel regarding the film.

Having also written the first two Lethal Weapon films, along with The Last Boy Scout, Black’s no stranger to all-out action and snappy dialogue.

He’s yet to broach a comic book movie in full, though he famously did script doctor work on the first two Iron Man films at Robert Downey Jr's suggestion - he has also been linked to manga adaptation Death Note.

Considering the one-liner-loaded efforts of his previous films, we’re sure Black would bring a certain pizzazz to a third Iron Man – not least because he’d probably be able to turn in a finished script before filming (something Favs never managed).

THR caution that although Black is in talks to write Iron Man’s third cinematic outing, there’s no guarantee that he’ll also be offered the directing job.

Iron Man 3 is due to open in May 2013.

Kiss kiss? Or bang bang? What do you think of Black taking on IM3? Talk it out below...


    • gonzoBen

      Feb 10th 2011, 9:26


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    • BruceShark

      Feb 10th 2011, 9:47

      This just has to happen. Perfect.

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    • Ali1748

      Feb 10th 2011, 13:51

      Interesting choice, Downey must have found memories of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.

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    • MadMatt

      Feb 10th 2011, 14:54

      Looks like someone at Marvel reads the Total Film comments section; I suggested this team-up on the 'Jon Favreau Won't Direct Iron Man 3' news item back in December! Woo, and indeed, hoo.

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    • Frankie88

      Feb 10th 2011, 18:11

      -Look up "awesome" in the dictionary, you know what you'll find? -A link to this page? -No, the definition of the word awesome, which these news f*****g are!

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    • TheEnigma

      Feb 10th 2011, 22:16

      Yes, yes, yes.... Last Boy Scout is Classic...!

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    • Ali1748

      Feb 11th 2011, 8:39

      You do realize Jimmy Smits is now old and fat ?

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