Back in December, we got the sad news that Jon Favreau was not coming back to direct the third Iron Man film. While it does suck, its understandable how Favreau wanted to go on and do something else and leave on good terms with Marvel Studios. This of course leaves the question on who could possibly direct and write the third film.
It seems that THR is reporting that Shane Black may possibly be up for the spot to direct and write the film.
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.
If true, this wouldn’t be the first time that Black and Robert Downey Jr. have worked together as RDJ was in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, a film that Black directed and wrote.
How do you feel about this possible choice? Will you be happy with the Lethal Weapon writer as the new guy behind the Iron Man film or is there someone else you would like to see take control of the franchise?