Screenwriter Hired for Iron Man 3
Posted 04.01.11 by Ryan
Writer/director Shane Black was hired to direct Marvel's upcoming sequel Iron Man 3 in February after Jon Favreau decided to move on and direct Magic Kingdom for Disney instead. Earlier this month, it was revealed that he would write the movie as well. Only, now he won't.
Deadline reports Marvel Studios has put Drew Pearce in charge of the script instead. Pearce wrote the BBC sitcom No Heroics, which followed a group of mediocre superheroes who hang out at a bar. No Heroics landed Pearce the screenwriting job for Marvel's Runaways adaptation that was moving forward with director Peter Sollett (Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist) before Marvel decided to slow down production on the movie about teenage superheroes. Pearce obviously impressed Marvel with Runaways, eventually getting the Iron Man 3 gig.
According to the report, Pearce will work alongside Black on the screenplay, but will basically start from scratch. Pearce will have to hurry though, as Iron Man 3 already has a release date of May 3, 2013.