Richard Donner Says Shane Black Will "Knock Your Socks Off" With Iron Man 3!

Richard Donner Says Shane Black Will "Knock Your Socks Off" With <i>Iron Man 3</i>!

The Superman director shares his thoughts on Shane Black being appointed as director of Marvel Studios' Iron Man 3, while also stating that he's there to help if necessary...

Talking to UGO, the popular director was quizzed about his friend Shane Black now being the one to helm a big superhero movie, and shared both his thoughts on that as well as the promise of helping out if necessary! There's quite a bit more to this interview, so be sure to click on the link below to head on over to the site!

You have had a long time working relationship with Shane Black, obviously he wrote Lethal Weapon, and now has the reins on Iron Man 3, so I don’t know how often the two of you speak, but as someone who can perhaps work as a go-between, do you have any message you’d like to give Shane Black - as an elder statesman with regards to superhero films, since Mr. Black is about to direct his first one?

I had lunch with Shane the day he got the message that he was going to direct that. I couldn’t say anything more than I said to him, except give him a big damn hug, wish him all the love and luck in the world. I say of all the people in the world, he’s totally capable. I thought what he did. . .what’s the name of that picture he directed?

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.

Yeah, I thought it was wonderful. I thought it was brilliantly done, and knowing Shane and having spoke to him, he did it under some very adverse conditions of hierarchy that were somewhat controlling him. But he stood up to protect the cast in that picture. He stood up for so many things, I give him all the credit. He’s going to knock your socks off I promise you.

And if the phone rings and he’s got a question, you’re there to help him out.

Are you kidding?

Once again starring Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark, Iron Man 3 is currently set for a release date of May 3, 2013!

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