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Iron Man 3 will be directed by Shane Black

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Shane Black has been confirmed as the director for Iron Man 3.

Just last week there was word that the Kiss Kiss Bang Bang helmer had been taking meetings with Marvel regarding scripting the threequel.

Now it has been confirmed that he will direct Robert Downey Jr. in the film. That scriptwriting news may have been a little off, though, with a source telling Deadline : “That’s not figured out.”

Obviously, Marvel would be daft not to let Black have a pass at the script, considering he’s proved he can handle multi-layered plots with a side of snappy dialogue.

It’s understandable that the studio is being cautious, though - there’ll be a lot going on in Iron Man 3 , seeing as it will have to deal with the fall-out of The Avengers and whatever hell that plotline wreaks.

Still, Shane Black directing Iron Man 3 – a great way to end the week.

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.