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Old February 10 2011, 09:56 PM   #16
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Re: Shane Black might write and direct "Iron Man 3"

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Fair enough, but my point was the Black hasn't been getting any work since Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang.
As I mentioned earlier, he's signed two major writer/director deals in the last year or so, although they haven't come to fruition yet.
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Old February 10 2011, 09:57 PM   #17
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^ He's been hired for movies (Doc Savage, Death Note) which so far haven't gotten off the ground and he wrote a draft for Lethal Weapon V which didn't happen because Mel didn't want to return (who knows, he might yet).

My take is that Marvel clearly are taking a wiser approach than DC and WB, who seem to think that when a director has a hit with one superhero movie (X-Men, Batman) it automatically makes him right for another (Superman).

Whereas Whedon and Black are hugely talented writers and directors who may not have been troubling the multiplexes over the last few years but clearly have the abilities to make a great Iron Man or Avengers movie, regardless of recent box-office successes. So I'm glad Marvel are being more-open minded than 'how big/ when was his last hit?'
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Old February 10 2011, 10:01 PM   #18
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I believe he wrote the Lethal Weapon 5 script on spec, so there's not much to see there.

The two recent directing deals are promising, and the first movement his career has had in five years, but as you've both said, they've yet to come to fruition.

Hopefully I'm just babbling on about nothing, because Black is a terrific writer and director, and it would be a shame if his lack of recent success kept him from the Iron Man job. As far as comic book properties go, it's perfect for him.
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Old February 10 2011, 10:02 PM   #19
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Whereas Whedon and Black are hugely talented writers and directors who may not have been troubling the multiplexes over the last few years but clearly have the abilities to make a great Iron Man or Avengers movie, regardless of recent box-office successes. So I'm glad Marvel are being more-open minded than 'how big/ when was his last hit?'
As Aragorn mentioned earlier, Marvel are also looking to hire directors at reasonably low rates. If that makes them more open to talented directors who can do good work despite not having a big budget track record that's all well and good, but their penny-pinching and pushing to fast-track certain films can also be to the detriment of their films and drive talented people away.
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Old February 10 2011, 10:06 PM   #20
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^ 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.
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Old February 10 2011, 10:11 PM   #21
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^ 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.
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Old February 11 2011, 03:27 AM   #22
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Re: Shane Black might write and direct "Iron Man 3"

I'm not a fan of the lethal Weapon movies, but I'll wait and see how it turns out.
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Old February 11 2011, 03:44 PM   #23
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^ 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.
Their handling hasn't been perfect (or with Norton for that matter), but as you say, the jury's out.
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Old February 11 2011, 06:19 PM   #24
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If he does do it I hope it's more 'The Last Boy Scout' and less 'Lethal Weapon'
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Old February 11 2011, 06:23 PM   #25
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^ Damon Wayans will be the third actor to play Rhodey!
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Old February 11 2011, 08:16 PM   #26
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TheWrap talked to Shane Black about this story and Black said the following:

"Nothing has been decided yet," Black told TheWrap on Thursday. "I've taken a few meetings and I'll probably take a few more before Marvel decides."
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Old February 12 2011, 01:24 AM   #27
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Re: Shane Black might write and direct "Iron Man 3"

If this happens, I'd be behind this one hundred percent. He'd bring us something better than Justin Thoreux's weak and flawed script.
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Old February 17 2011, 10:53 PM   #28
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Holy Hell this is awesome!!! Reports are that Shane Black is in final talks to direct "Iron Man 3"!!!!

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Shane...tor-23224.html
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Old February 17 2011, 11:00 PM   #29
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Let's ignore The Last Action Hero
In my opinion, LAH suffers badly from that annyoing child actor, but not from the script.
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Old February 17 2011, 11:25 PM   #30
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This is awesome news. Seems like it has been confirmed.
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