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Friday, February 18, 2011

Marvel Movie Updates: New Iron Man Director and another Thor Trailer!

Lots of Marvel movies news have hit the interwebz this day, and it's time to get on with announcements!

Deadline and Screen Rant have just reported that Shane Black, once rumored to be one of the top candidates to fill in the vacant director's chair for Iron Man 3, has officially been named as the new director for the next sequel featuring the armored avenger. Black, whose credentials include directing Robert Downey Jr. before in the movie Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, has also served as writer for the Lethal Weapon film series, so he may just be the man for the job after Jon Favreau announced that he wouldn't be returning to direct Iron Man 3. No word yet whether or not he'll also serve as writer, but if you're still in the fence as to whether or not Black can deliver, the director/ writer has also been approached to direct treatments of Doc Savage and an americanized version of Death Note. Now if that's not confidence placed in the right hands, I don't know what it. For more info, visit the source posts over at Deadline and Screen Rant!

Next up, Yahoo! Movies has debuted a new trailer for Marvel Studios' first new superhero flick due this May, Thor! It features new footage of the God of Thunder (Played by Chris Hemsworth) and everyone else around his circle, most especially Odin (played by Anthony Hopkins) who manages to show his fighting side in the trailer! For more on the scoop, visit the source post at Screen Rant, and you can check it out here via Yahoo! Movies!

Thor opens in theaters May 6 this year, while Iron Man 3 is set to launch on May 3, 2013!

*Originally posted by Timzster in The Crusader's Realm

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