Shane Black may direct Robert Downey, Jr. in Iron Man 3
Posted by: Kristy Sturdivant
Since Jon Favreau announced late last year that he would not be returning to direct the third film in the IRON MAN franchise, there has been little news floating around about who would replace him. That is until this week when we heard that Shane Black is a contender for the role of director. He’s worked with Robert Downey, Jr. before in KISS KISS BANG BANG, but he’s probably more known for his screenplays which include: LETHAL WEAPON 1& 2, THE MONSTER SQUAD and THE LAST BOY SCOUT. If Black does board as director, there’s a good chance that Marvel is going to want him to take a crack at re-writing the script as well. There are of course other directors in the mix for the job, but none of them have yet to be mentioned.
IRON MAN 3 is slated for release on May 3, 2013. And of course we’ll let you know when a director is in place.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter