Marvel has found the man to replace Jon Favreau as the director of Iron Man 3. Shane Black is in final negotiations to take over the popular franchise with the possibility that he will pen the script as well. Black is best known for writing the entire Lethal Weapon series and writing/directing Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. It likely is no coincidence that 2005 film also starred Robert Downey Jr. as the two of them have a successful relationship to tap into.
This is an exciting development as I’m a fan of many of the projects Black has been involved in. KKBB was a hilarious film and basically catapulted RDJ back to movie stardom. Hopefully he will end up doing the screenplay as he has shown the ability to create compelling action films that mix in humor which is the formula that has made Iron Man successful thus far.