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Shane Black co-writing IRON MAN 3

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
April 24th, 2011

Thankfully, Marvel has come to their senses, at least somewhat.

After it was announced that he’d be helming the upcoming third film in the IRON MAN franchise, Shane Black was also assumed to be the film’s writer, as that is far and away what Black is best known for. Penning such films as LEATHAL WEAPON and THE LAST BOY SCOUT, Black only has one directorial credit to his name, KISS KISS BANG BANG, and while that is a really great film, after Marvel announced that he would not be penning the project, people began getting a bit upset.

Well now everyone can calm down, as Cinema Blend is reporting that Black will indeed be writing the film, along with writer Drew Pearce.

IRON MAN 2 was a rather underwhelming film, and apparently even Marvel felt that way, leaving the studio to now strive for what is reportedly going to be almost a Tom Clancy-esque thriller. Personally, that sounds far too good to be true.  I found both IRON MAN and its sequel to be relatively middling within the current world of superhero films, that while they feature great performances, we still have yet to get any sort of remarkable villain, or any worthwhile conflict. Hopefully someone like Black can help fix that.

What do you think?

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