Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Review: 'Deadpool' Starring Ryan Reynolds, T.J. Miller, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, And Gina Carano Review: 'Deadpool' Starring Ryan Reynolds, T.J. Miller, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, And Gina Carano How Quentin Tarantino & Robert Rodriguez Made Josh Brolin's 'No Country For Old Men' Audition Tape How Quentin Tarantino & Robert Rodriguez Made Josh Brolin's 'No Country For Old Men' Audition Tape 'MacGyver' Movie Reboot And New TV Series Pilot On The Way 'MacGyver' Movie Reboot And New TV Series Pilot On The Way Josh Brolin Says He's Starring With Jessica Chastain In A Movie About George Jones & Tammy Wynette Josh Brolin Says He's Starring With Jessica Chastain In A Movie About George Jones & Tammy Wynette Watch: Robert Richardson Explains Why He Took His Name Off 'World War Z' And More In 58-Minute Cinematographer Talk Watch: Robert Richardson Explains Why He Took His Name Off 'World War Z' And More In 58-Minute Cinematographer Talk George Miller Says He Originally Wanted The Music In 'Mad Max: Fury Road' To Only Come From The Doof Warrior George Miller Says He Originally Wanted The Music In 'Mad Max: Fury Road' To Only Come From The Doof Warrior Stephen King Says Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining' Is "Like A Big, Beautiful Cadillac With No Engine Inside It" Stephen King Says Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining' Is "Like A Big, Beautiful Cadillac With No Engine Inside It" Review: Coen Brothers' 'Hail, Caesar!' Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, And More Review: Coen Brothers' 'Hail, Caesar!' Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, And More Naomi Watts Confirmed For David Lynch’s ‘Twin Peaks’ Revival; Tom Sizemore Joins Cast Naomi Watts Confirmed For David Lynch’s ‘Twin Peaks’ Revival; Tom Sizemore Joins Cast Watch: Quentin Tarantino Talks 5 Movies To Watch Before 'The Hateful Eight' In 7-Minute Video Watch: Quentin Tarantino Talks 5 Movies To Watch Before 'The Hateful Eight' In 7-Minute Video The 25 Most Anticipated New TV Shows Of 2016 The 25 Most Anticipated New TV Shows Of 2016 The 20 Best Documentaries Of 2015 The 20 Best Documentaries Of 2015 The 20 Best Films Of 2015 The 20 Best Films Of 2015 The 25 Best Action Movies Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Action Movies Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Comedies Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Comedies Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Sci-Fi Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Sci-Fi Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far Terry Gilliam Talks The "Simplistic" Films Of Steven Spielberg, Dumbing Down Of Audiences, 'Don Quixote' Start Date & More Terry Gilliam Talks The "Simplistic" Films Of Steven Spielberg, Dumbing Down Of Audiences, 'Don Quixote' Start Date & More

Shane Black Suits Up To Direct 'Iron Man 3'

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist February 17, 2011 at 9:43AM

Talks revealed last week have turned to final negotiations as Marvel has found their replacement for Jon Favreau for "Iron Man 3."
4


Talks revealed last week have turned to final negotiations as Marvel has found their replacement for Jon Favreau for "Iron Man 3."

Deadline reports that Shane Black is in final negotiations to take on the directing gig for the lucrative franchise. Black is a solid choice for the director's chair, a genre veteran behind a string of '80s and '90s action films including “Lethal Weapon,” “The Last Boy Scout” and “The Long Kiss Goodnight.” More recently, he made a splash by writing and directing "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" (which served as a comeback vehicle for Iron Man himself, Robert Downey Jr.).

We're definitely excited by this choice but for us, the make or break of this thing not just being a mess of Marvel Easter Eggs for "The Avengers 3" (or whatever) will be if Black is able to write the script. "That's not figured out," a source told Deadline but we certainly hope it's in the cards. While both 'Iron Man' films were box office hits, Marvel could learn something from the diminished returns of the second one by not trying to link every gestating comic book film to "Iron Man 3" and just letting Tony Stark do his thing.

No word yet if Black will squeeze in one of the other projects he's been recently attached to -- a live action adaptation of the manga “Death Note” and an adaptation of radio serial “Doc Savage” -- before he gets crackin' on "Iron Man 3," but he does have some time. The film isn't set to hit theaters until May 3, 2013.

This article is related to: Films, Shane Black, Super Hero Films, Iron Man 3


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates