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Robert Downey Jr. Says Jon Favreau May Consult With Shane Black On 'Iron Man 3'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 13, 2011 4:04 AM
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You may or may not have heard, but this weekend in Los Angeles, the L.A. Times geek blog, Hero Complex held its own little festival. Jon Favreau and HC webmaster Geoff Boucher were scheduled to talk about Favreau's career-making turn as the director behind 2008's wildly successful, "Iron Man" on Sunday night at the Chinese 6 Theatre in Hollywood and a little unannounced guest appeared: none other than Tony Stark himself, Robert Downey Jr.

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.

Shane Black Talks 'Iron Man 3'; Confirmed To Be Writing Script, Film Will Be A 'Tom Clancy Thriller'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 7, 2011 2:15 AM
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It's hasn't been all that long since Jon Favreau confirmed that he wouldn't be returning to the franchise that made his name: after reportedly feuding with Marvel on "Iron Man 2," the former-Pete-from-"Friends" opted to helm the Disney blockbuster-in-waiting "Magic Kingdom" over the third installment of the metal-suited comic book hero. But in an unusually streamlined procedure, "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" writer/director Shane Black was officially hired in a directing capacity a few weeks back (Oscar-winner Tom Hooper was also offered the director's chair earlier).

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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