When it was announced that Shane Black would be directing Iron Man 3 a lot of the fan boys and girls were happy about this. The guy has written quite a few of Hollywood blockbusters including the Lethal Weapon series. Now he's announced that he will also be writing Iron Man 3, and that it'll be more like a Tom Clancey thriller. While making an appearance at the Omaha Film Festival yesterday he spilled a little on what he has in store. All info courtesy of Aint It cool News via JoBlo.
"[Shane Black] is scheduled to meet with Robert Downey Jr. this week when he returns to L.A. Downey will be contributing to the story and Shane will be writing it in addition to directing.
The studio was not happy with the direction Iron Man 2 took. Iron Man 3 will not be another 'two men in iron suits fighting each other' film. Instead, it will be more like a Tom Clancy-thriller, with Iron Man fighting real world villians.
Iron Man 3 will be made after The Avengers and will not feature any other heroes from the Marvel Universe. Marvel is only doing crossover characters to lead up to The Avengers, and once that film is released, the plan is to go back to self-containted single-character stories."
I'm ok with a thriller as long as it has plenty of action and special FX! We'll see how the cross-over thing goes afterwards because if the studio see's that it works they will go back to it sooner or later.