Arthur & Merlin
Director Shane Black talks Iron Man 3 PLUS set photo which shows both Robert Downey Jr. and Shane Black on set
March 4, 2013 By Holly Eyre
Director Shane Black chatted to French magazine, Premiere, about Marvel’s up-coming threequel.
“I have the feeling that the story that we have developed for Iron Man 3 actually concluded a trilogy, while [also] leaving the door open to a fourth. I had a lot of discussions on this subject: “Is that it is the last Iron Man for Robert? ” Something tells me that it will not be the case, and will be seen in a fourth, or fifth … But I can be a little excited.” – Shane Black
“When Marvel hires a director, the script of the film is generally already written. Except that they had someone who is a writer at the base … This was a problem at first, because they had already hired Drew Pierce to write Iron Man 3. I was like, “But I do not need this Drew Pierce, what’s the story?” (laughs) I finally agreed to meet him, and it was immediately heard. Today I am not only a fan of Drew Pierce, but I’ve also become a friend. He came [to my] home everyday, we asked our leaf and our pencil and brainstorming from morning to night. The script was really written for four hands. Excellent collaboration because they had already hired Drew Pierce to write.” – Shane Black