Shane Black May ‘Bang Bang’ Out ‘Iron Man 3'
Seems like #3 in these Marvel trilogies is the easiest to screw up (see Spider-Man 3, X-Men 3, or better yet - don't), but Black is a strong candidate. He's worked well with Robert Downey Jr. before. My thinking is that if you can direct a guy getting his ass kicked in real life, you can direct a CG guy in a CG suit getting his ass kicked in CG. The scale of an Iron Man movie is super-huge, but if Darren Aronofsky can direct Wolverine, then Black should have no trouble handling a few iron dudes.
These are just talks, so who knows how they'll pan out. Also, Black may have just accidentally stumbled into Marvel's offices to avoid the police, and kinda improvised his way through the pitch. (Collider)