Re: Shane Black might write and direct "Iron Man 3"
^ True, but they're hiring people of the calibre of Whedon, Favreau (circa IM1) and Joe Johnston, not Uwe Boll or Paul Thomas Anderson. Good balance, IMHO.
But their relationship with Favreau has already soured and been severed. It's early days, so the jury is still out on whether that's going to become a pattern.
"I'll see you in another life, brother."