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Shane Black Suits Up To Direct 'Iron Man 3'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 17, 2011 9:43 AM
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Talks revealed last week have turned to final negotiations as Marvel has found their replacement for Jon Favreau for "Iron Man 3."

Shane Black In Talks To Direct 'Iron Man 3'

  • By Cory Everett
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  • February 10, 2011 3:05 AM
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After an overstuffed and generally underwhelming “Iron Man 2” and with director Jon Favreau officially out the door, we weren’t sure we wanted to sit through the contractually obligated third installment of the blockbuster franchise. However, Marvel might be about to change our minds.

Evan Goldberg Says Shane Black Was Once In Line To Direct 'The Green Hornet'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 18, 2011 8:39 AM
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Also Talks Toning Down Britt Reid's Dickishness & Squaring Off Against Online FanboysIt turns out the already lengthy development history for "The Green Hornet" has another piece (and probably a few more) we didn't know about. The film, which has been in the works for nearly two decades already saw directors Kevin Smith, Stephen Chow and Michel Gondry (who was linked to the project in its earliest days before being brought back on years and years later to deliver the film that's currently in theaters) circle the director's chair with a wealth of talent including George Clooney, Jake Gyllenhaal, Greg Kinnear and Mark Wahlberg all eying or offered the lead role (we won't even in get into the various writers that tackled the script). But speaking to Film School Rejects, writer Evan Goldberg, who penned the script with Seth Rogen, reveals that "Lethal Weapon" writer and "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" writer/director Shane Black was once considering the director's chair and met with the duo to discuss their approach to the film, encouraging them to continue flipping superhero clichés on their head.

Shane Black To Direct Live Action Manga 'Death Note'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 13, 2011 6:49 AM
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Shane Black, who rose to fame penning films like "Lethal Weapon," "The Last Boy Scout" and "The Monster Squad," made his return to Hollywood after a long absence with the witty action comedy "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang." It didn't exactly light up the box office -- it made back its $15 million budget in worldwide gross -- but it did help relaunch the career of Robert Downey Jr. and it proved that Black's sharp pen hadn't diminished.

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