Heat Vision says this "is far from a sure thing, and that other filmmakers were being looked at," but it looks like Lethal Weapon writer and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang writer/director Shane Black is a contender for Iron Man 3.
Black is said to have met with Marvel Studios executives about directing the third installment and, should he land the job, would also write a draft of the script.
In December, Jon Favreau confirmed he would not be returning because he will be working on Magic Kingdom. Robert Downey Jr. will reprise the title role in the film, scheduled for a release on May 3, 2013.
Black and Downey previously teamed together on Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.