Shane Black May Write & Direct Iron Man 3; I’ve Been Told This Is Good.

Robert Downey Jr. and Shane Black worked together on the flick Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. I have not seen this movie, but more than one person has told me that I’m a douchebag. Well, specifically for this, though I’ve been called it for many, many reasons. Now Shane Black is apparently up to reunite with RDJ on Iron Man 3.


Shane Black is in contention to direct  Iron Man 3 for Marvel Studios.

The writer/director has powwowed with Marvel execs about his take on the third installment in the blockbuster franchise. As of now he is being considered for the directing job, but the assumption is that if he gets the gig, he would also write a draft.

Insiders said that Black’s involvement is far from a sure thing, and that other filmmakers were being looked at.

Marvel is keeping the story direction of  Iron Man 3 — which returnsRobert Downey Jr. in the title role — secret.

Disney, which owns Marvel, is scheduled to release the threequel on May 3, 2013.

The directing spot recently opened up when  Jon Favreau, who directed the first two movies, announced he was departing the franchise.

Iron Man 3 would reteam Black and Downey, who worked together on the well-regarded  Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, which Black directed and co-wrote.

Apparently this is all good news. If it gets RDJ excited about the project, I’m all fucking for it. When Favreau bowed out of the final installment of the trilogy, I was disheartened, since I dug his work on the original and the forgettable but momentarily enjoyable second movie. However, if Black can run amok in the third flick with some enthusiasm, and if that gets Stark himself stoked, let’s fucking do it.

Let’s fucking do it!