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Old February 10 2011, 03:32 AM   #1
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Shane Black might write and direct "Iron Man 3"

The Hollywood Reporter reports that Shane Black is a contender to write and direct Iron Man 3. Jon Favreau, who directed the first two films, opted out of directing the third installment to helm The Magic Kingdom for Disney. Shane has an impressive repertoire- he wrote Lethal Weapon and Lethal Weapon 2 and directed Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang also starring Robert Downey, Jr.

I think this would be a fantastic decision. Shane Black is one of the best action writers around, and Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang was a terrific blend of humor and intrigue. He hasn't done anything on the scale of Iron Man before, but then again neither did Jon Favreau before directing the first film. At least this proves Marvel is thinking outside the box when it comes to choosing a new director for the flick.

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Old February 10 2011, 03:38 AM   #2
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I like it.
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Old February 10 2011, 03:44 AM   #3
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Re: Shane Black might write and direct "Iron Man 3"

Ok, I could get behind that.
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Old February 10 2011, 03:55 AM   #4
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Re: Shane Black might write and direct "Iron Man 3"

If it happens....

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Old February 10 2011, 04:22 AM   #5
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It is such an off the wall choice that I have to wonder if RDJ suggested it.

But it would be fun.
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Old February 10 2011, 04:30 AM   #6
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Maybe Iron Man can repeat the jokes Black told in Predator.
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Old February 10 2011, 06:02 AM   #7
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Need a "I'm getting too old for this shit" in Iron Man 3 then.
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Old February 10 2011, 06:40 AM   #8
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Considering Black hasn't had any work since Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang came and went without much fanfare (a shame, since it might be the best film he's made) in 2005, I'll take this with a grain of salt.

That said, I hope it's true. He's proved that he can get great work out of Robert Downey, Jr., and his breezy, comedic touch is exactly what Iron Man needs more of.
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Old February 10 2011, 01:45 PM   #9
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Re: Shane Black might write and direct "Iron Man 3"

This would be brilliant. Especially if he writes it. Lethal Weapon, The Last Boy Scout, Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang - how could it not be good? (Let's ignore The Last Action Hero). And we know he works well with RDJ
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Old February 10 2011, 06:54 PM   #10
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Considering Black hasn't had any work since Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang came and went without much fanfare (a shame, since it might be the best film he's made) in 2005, I'll take this with a grain of salt.
That's probably one reason they want him. Favreau made like $12 million for Iron Man 2. Feige couldn't be too happy with that, in addition to Favreau not liking all the plotstopping setup of The Avengers.
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Old February 10 2011, 07:08 PM   #11
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Re: Shane Black might write and direct "Iron Man 3"

Black has been getting closer to making a move to directing big budget films over the last couple of years, although the projects he's been attached to write and direct haven't come to fruition yet (Doc Savage for Columbia, which he signed on to in early 2010, and Death Note for WB, which he signed on to just last month). I'd most like to see his Doc Savage get made, but Iron Man 3 would also be a good project for him - it would certainly be a solid launching pad for him as a big budget director.
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Old February 10 2011, 09:14 PM   #12
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As for him not having made a movie since 2006 - what has the director of The Avengers done since that year?!
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Old February 10 2011, 09:21 PM   #13
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As for him not having made a movie since 2006 - what has the director of The Avengers done since that year?!
Written and produced Dollhouse, a TV series which lasted two years (Whedon also directed a few episodes).

Whedon has also directed two episodes of The Office and an episode of Glee.

Written a horror movie that has been completed for a while (The Cabin in the Woods).

Wrote and directed a popular online video series (Dr. Horrible).

So, yeah, I don't really see your point.
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Old February 10 2011, 09:24 PM   #14
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^ And how many big-budget movies has he done?

(I'm a Whedon fan by the way. My point, since it escaped you, is that lack of big-budget movie experience doesn't seem to be a bar to you directing a movie for Marvel. And good for them)
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Old February 10 2011, 09:49 PM   #15
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Fair enough, but my point was the Black hasn't been getting any work since Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang.
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