Iron Man 3 will be directed by Shane Black

Re-teaming with Robert Downey Jr.

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Shane Black has been confirmed as the director for Iron Man 3.

Just last week there was word that the Kiss Kiss Bang Bang helmer had been taking meetings with Marvel regarding scripting the threequel.

Now it has been confirmed that he will direct Robert Downey Jr. in the film. That scriptwriting news may have been a little off, though, with a source telling Deadline: “That’s not figured out.”

Obviously, Marvel would be daft not to let Black have a pass at the script, considering he’s proved he can handle multi-layered plots with a side of snappy dialogue.

It’s understandable that the studio is being cautious, though - there’ll be a lot going on in Iron Man 3, seeing as it will have to deal with the fall-out of The Avengers and whatever hell that plotline wreaks.

Still, Shane Black directing Iron Man 3 – a great way to end the week.

Think Black's the perfect choice for the film? Or did you have somebody else in mind? Talk to us below...


    • Ali1748

      Feb 18th 2011, 16:38

      I'd much rather see Shane Black do the script and have a more experienced director at the helm.

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    • Themouras

      Feb 18th 2011, 22:27

      I wouldn't go that far as to call the "Elf" and "Zathura" director, an experienced one. Mr. Black, writes amazingly since the 80's and proved he can handle himself as a director with "Kiss kiss. Bang bang." Good for them that they picked him.

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    • Ali1748

      Feb 19th 2011, 16:32

      One movie doesn't suddenly mean Shane's ready to handle a huge blockbuster, Jon had experience under his belt.

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