According to The Hollywood Reporter, Shane Black (LETHAL WEAPON) has met with Marvel Studios executives to discuss the possiblity of directing IRON MAN 3.
They’re assuming that if Black is signed as director, he would also write a draft or new screenplay.
Thus far, Marvel/Disney has kept a tight lid on any possible storylines for the next film, which Jon Favreau decided to leave in favor of another Disney project.
Choosing Shane Black as director might be a good fit, as he and star Robert Downey Jr. have worked together before, on KISS KISS, BANG BANG.
The article stresses that there has been no decision as yet, and that other directors are under consideration.
Black is currently writing a live-action screen adaptation of the DEATH NOTE manga/anime for Warner Prothers, and has been developing a DOC SAVAGE project with Sony/Columbia.
IRON MAN 3 is currently slated to be released May 3rd, 2013.