Shane Black To Write/Direct “Iron Man 3”

Shane Black is in contention to write and direct “Iron Man 3” for Marvel Studios says Heat Vision.

The writer/director has apparently impressed Marvel executives with his take on the third installment in the blockbuster franchise, though he’s not a lock as other writers and directors are being looked at. Story details about the third entry, the first not to be directed by Jon Favreau, are being kept top secret.

Black has made a name for himself with his knack for writing strong action comedies including the “Lethal Weapon” series, “The Long Kiss Goodnight,” and “The Last Boyscout”. Black and Downey previously teamed on the well-received “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang” which Black co-wrote and directed.