In the wake of Jon Favreau's decision to quit the popular 'Iron Man' franchise, Shane Black is reportedly in talks to direct the next superhero movie.
According to Deadline.com, Marvel Studios is in near deal to hire the 49-year-old writer-director to take over Favreau, reports the New York Daily News.
If Black, who is best known as one of the biggest action screenplay writers of the '80s, gets the gig, he would reteam with Robert Downey Jr., who is returning as the titular superhero.
Downey Jr. acted in Black's 2005 directorial debut, "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang," and is believed to have recommended him to replace Favreau.
It's unclear whether the "Lethal Weapon" scribe would also write a draft of the script for the movie, according to the Hollywood Reporter. (ANI)