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Empire Big Screen '11: Drew Pearce Says 'The Avengers' Put 'Runaways' On Hold, Hopes For 2012 Start

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 14, 2011 5:22 AM
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Writer Drew Pearce has quickly moved up the ladder to become of the most sought after scribes for comic fare. Pearce broke out as the producer/writer of the British superhero comedy "No Heroics" and has since landed a couple of high profile gigs, co-writing "Iron Man 3" with director Shane Black and penning the DC Comic "The Mighty" for Paramount. But before both of these, Pearce had readied a script for "The Runaways," a Marvel movie that was gearing up to shoot last year with Peter Sollet ("Raising Victor Vargas,” “Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist”) directing before being taken off the slate in the fall. It seems two superhero team-up movies were a bit much for Marvel to take on all at once.

Snow White Scribe Melisa Wallack Pens 'Emily The Strange' & Drew Pearce Takes On 'The Mighty'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 3, 2011 3:25 AM
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An update on a couple of gestating projects that now have some pens being taken to them.

Marvel Wises Up And Reportedly Lets Shane Black Co-Write 'Iron Man 3'

  • By Cory Everett
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  • April 23, 2011 12:19 PM
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Superhero movie fans were pretty puzzled a few weeks ago when it was announced that Drew Pearce would be penning the script for "Iron Man 3." Nothing against Pearce (who's seen success with the U.K. superhero comedy series "No Heroics"), but when Marvel Studios appointed Shane Black as director of the upcoming threequel, most people assumed he'd also be writing the script as well.

Drew Pearce Will Write Script For 'Iron Man 3,' Not Shane Black

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 1, 2011 2:27 AM
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Talk about taking the one element nearly every comic fan otherwise was excited about, and tossing it out the window. When Shane Black was hired on direct "Iron Man 3," fans hoped that Marvel, known for making their presence heavily felt in every step of way, would at least concede to let the practically legendary writer -- “Lethal Weapon” and “The Last Boy Scout” rank in his credits -- shape the script. He's already directed Robert Downey Jr. in "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang," a comeback vehicle for both of them, so it seemed like an no brainer. And earlier this month, Black told an audience at the Omaha Film Festival that he would be writing the script. Guess no one at Marvel got the memo.

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