After the disappointing departure with director Jon Favreau, and the third installment of his Iron Man franchise, many are open ears to who Marvel Studios will hire to fill his shoes. And now according to The Hollywood Reporter, Lethal Weapons' Shane Black is in contention.
The writer/director has powwowed with Marvel execs about his take on the third installment in the blockbuster franchise. Insiders said that Black's involvement is far from a sure thing, and that other writers and directors were being looked at. Marvel is keeping the story direction of Iron Man 3 -- which returns Robert Downey Jr. in the title role -- secretIf Black, whose other credits include Kiss Kiss Bang Bang & The Last Boy Scout , were to land the gig, it'd reteam him with Robert Downey Jr. And prior to the release of the original Iron Man, Downey stated that he looked to Shane Black for some guidance as to where 'Tony Stark' should wind up next. Maybe they're on to something, what do you think?
Anyhow, Iron Man 3 is currently slated for theaters May 3, 2013!