Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Deadline is reporting that Shane Black, writer of the Lethal Weapon films and director of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, has signed on to replace Jon Favreau as director of Iron Man 3. This is a great, out of the box choice, in my opinion. Shane Black and Robert Downey Jr. worked flawlessly together in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, a film I absolutely adore. Shane Black is also no slouch when it comes to action films, having written Lethal Weapon 1 and 2, The Last Boy Scout, and The Long Kiss Goodnight. While it’s sad to see Favreau leave the franchise, Marvel seems to know what they’re doing with this replacement.