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Shane Black is directing Iron Man 3, but he isn't writing it

04.01.2011

The cheers of fanboy elation were nearly deafening when it was announced that LETHAL WEAPON writer Shane Black was reuniting with his KISS KISS BANG BANG star Robert Downey Jr. for IRON MAN 3.

But while Black will be getting behind the camera for his first big blockbuster-style movie, he won't be getting behind the keyboard. Marvel has brought in writer Drew Pearce, who penned the script for their now-delayed adaptation of the superpowered teen comic RUNAWAYS, by "Lost" and "Y: The Last Man" writer Brian K. Vaughan.

Pearce is also the creator of the British off-duty superhero sitcom "No Heroics", so Marvel must feel pretty confident in his knowledge of the genre and their own universe in particular to hand him this assignment.

But don't worry, Pearce won't be running off to do the story alone -- he'll be working closely with Black through the process, so the finished product should have plenty of the twists and quips we came to appreciate in Black's previous scripts.

Previous reports claimed IRON MAN 3 would be more of a Tom Clancy-like techno-thriller, and would be more self-contained than overloaded with secondary characters like the AVENGERS prequel that was IRON MAN 2, but things could take a different turn during the writing stage.

Extra Tidbit: The movie already has a planned release date of May 3, 2013.
Source: Deadline

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9:55PM on 04/02/2011
My guess is Spymaster is going to spy himself into Stark Industry and go back to russia to meet Titanium Man who will have a super fight with Iron Man at the end of the movie. Yeah!!
My guess is Spymaster is going to spy himself into Stark Industry and go back to russia to meet Titanium Man who will have a super fight with Iron Man at the end of the movie. Yeah!!
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11:02AM on 04/02/2011
2013..... Damn.... Guess I'll have to watch it in the next life since the whole end of the world thingy shit happens.
Ohh yeah and KKBB was awesome so yeah bring it.
2013..... Damn.... Guess I'll have to watch it in the next life since the whole end of the world thingy shit happens.
Ohh yeah and KKBB was awesome so yeah bring it.
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10:18AM on 04/02/2011

A genius director and writer...

I can't wait to see what Shane does cause you're guaranteed it will be fresh and exciting. And I'm sure he'll do any script changes along the way if he sees a problem.
I can't wait to see what Shane does cause you're guaranteed it will be fresh and exciting. And I'm sure he'll do any script changes along the way if he sees a problem.
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4:24AM on 04/02/2011
Couldn't be any better.
Couldn't be any better.
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3:31AM on 04/02/2011
kiss kiss bang bang was awesome..neo-noir at its best
kiss kiss bang bang was awesome..neo-noir at its best
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1:33AM on 04/02/2011

Absolutely ridiculous

He would own the Tony Stark character. what a tease
He would own the Tony Stark character. what a tease
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12:41AM on 04/02/2011
"he'll be working closely with Black through the process" Sounds perfect to me. Just saw Kiss Kiss Bang Bang again last week... what a great film. Iron Man 3 should be as exceptional as the first two efforts from the franchise.
"he'll be working closely with Black through the process" Sounds perfect to me. Just saw Kiss Kiss Bang Bang again last week... what a great film. Iron Man 3 should be as exceptional as the first two efforts from the franchise.
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12:37AM on 04/02/2011
Techno-spy thriller; I'm guessing Ghost is gonna be the main villain
Techno-spy thriller; I'm guessing Ghost is gonna be the main villain
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12:00AM on 04/02/2011
I'd rather have Downey and Black make another Kiss Kiss Bang Bang type movie with Val Kilmer than another installment in this gradually dying franchise.
Also, Shane Black looks a little like a young Kevin Pollak in that picture.
I'd rather have Downey and Black make another Kiss Kiss Bang Bang type movie with Val Kilmer than another installment in this gradually dying franchise.
Also, Shane Black looks a little like a young Kevin Pollak in that picture.
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11:43PM on 04/01/2011

like his work but

wrong man for the job. Wish they would've actually got someone who knew how to shoot great action scenes. After Favreau left I figured they would've, but I bet this guy is probably worse than Favs at action setpieces.
wrong man for the job. Wish they would've actually got someone who knew how to shoot great action scenes. After Favreau left I figured they would've, but I bet this guy is probably worse than Favs at action setpieces.
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7:59PM on 04/02/2011
really? Just because he's a fanboy favourite doesn't mean what I said isn't true.

The guy is a great writer, and a solid director - but hasn't really proven himself as an action director.

Sorry folks, but thems the facts.
really? Just because he's a fanboy favourite doesn't mean what I said isn't true.

The guy is a great writer, and a solid director - but hasn't really proven himself as an action director.

Sorry folks, but thems the facts.
10:14PM on 04/02/2011
Ugh... I didn't give you a thumbs down, but you deserve for that reply. If you make a comment - own it, and don't pitch a fit when the prevailing viewpoint conflicts with yours. And here's a tip - I'm guessing the thumbs down are because you are judging a guy without any evidence. Saying "probably" is not "the facts". Fact is - we don't know; and it's not like Favs was cranking out popcorn action flicks prior to Iron Man.
Ugh... I didn't give you a thumbs down, but you deserve for that reply. If you make a comment - own it, and don't pitch a fit when the prevailing viewpoint conflicts with yours. And here's a tip - I'm guessing the thumbs down are because you are judging a guy without any evidence. Saying "probably" is not "the facts". Fact is - we don't know; and it's not like Favs was cranking out popcorn action flicks prior to Iron Man.
1:57AM on 04/03/2011
I do own it, but it doesn't make sense why people would thumbs down the comment other than because they're fanboys and I'm insulting their man. I mean really - it IS the truth, the guy has not proven himself as an action director. He's shot some scenes with some action, but nothing just as or more impressive than any of the scenes we've seen in past Iron Man's. The way it stands right now - he is NOT a good action director, there's no way around it. Maybe he'll excel at it, but this being his
I do own it, but it doesn't make sense why people would thumbs down the comment other than because they're fanboys and I'm insulting their man. I mean really - it IS the truth, the guy has not proven himself as an action director. He's shot some scenes with some action, but nothing just as or more impressive than any of the scenes we've seen in past Iron Man's. The way it stands right now - he is NOT a good action director, there's no way around it. Maybe he'll excel at it, but this being his first time - odds are against him.

As for Favs, I thought he was great at creating the world and characters, as well as shooting the comedic bits - but he didn't have an eye for action and that was proven in Iron Man 2, with that very anticlimactic end action sequence. I was glad they were getting someone new... but the only reason there was to do that was to improve the action scenes in this action movie, unfortunately they kind of even took another step DOWN by hiring someone with even less experience with action.
11:41PM on 04/01/2011

LOST

What did Lost have to do with runaways i forgot
What did Lost have to do with runaways i forgot
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11:44PM on 04/01/2011
The guy that wrote the Runaways comic wrote for lost, and Y the last man
The guy that wrote the Runaways comic wrote for lost, and Y the last man
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