In late March, Marvel Studios anounced that Drew Pearce was coming on to write Iron Man 3, with new director Shane Black closely overseeing this first draft. Sources today claim that Black will actually be co-writing the screenplay with Pearce.
Shane Black to co-write Iron Man 3
Shane Black made his directorial debut with 2005's Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, but is best known for his screenplay work throughout the 80s, having created the films Lethal Weapon, The Monster Squad, and The Last Boy Scout. The majority of Iron Man 3's storyline is being created by Shane Black, with intent for it to be a mystery thriller with real life villains.
It is believed that Drew Pearce was brought in to curb Shane Black's notoriously R rated writing style, as Walt Disney Pictures wants to keep the film family friendly. Others claim that is false.
Iron Man 3 was released May 3rd, 2013 and stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Jon Favreau, Ben Kingsley, James Badge Dale. The film is directed by Shane Black.