Shane Black Talks His Plans To Make ‘Iron Man 3′ Less Stupid

Monday, March 7 by

After the confusing jumble that was last summer’s Iron Man 2, fans were hoping for a better third installment. With Shane Black at the helm of Iron Man 3, fans have reason to be optimistic. Even though nobody really knows what’s going on with that project or if Black is even writing the thing.

Today, we know a little more about the film thanks to a tipster at AICN. Black gave up some info about Iron Man‘s next go-round yesterday at the Omaha Film Festival.

“[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’ll believe that Marvel wasn’t happy with the results of Iron Man 2, but I don’t really believe these other updates. The good news is that Black is writing the movie. Which means they’ll probably be pole-dancing. However, eight-year olds wouldn’t flock to see these films without laser-whips and iron guys beating on one another or shoe-horned Hawkeye cameos. I, also, can’t imagine that these “real world villains” would sell too many toys. Unless, of course, their action figures are inexplicably dressed in iron suits. OOOO, maybe camouflaged iron suits.

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  1. March 7, 2011 5:51 am


    Awesome writer, and if ‘Kiss Kiss Bang Bang’ is any indication, he’s a great director as well.
    This is what ‘Iron Man’ needs after a lackluster second installment (it wasn’t exactly ‘The Dark Knight’ or ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ was it?)

  2. March 7, 2011 5:51 am


    iron man 2 sucked hard. glad they’re taking it in a different direction.

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