Marvel Studios has hired Drew Pearce to write the screenplay for Iron Man 3. There were some that expected recent director hire Shane Black to also be selected to pen the script, but for whatever reason, Marvel decided to go in a different direction. The studio was said to be impressed by Pearce’s work on the script for “Runaways”, which is a Marvel project based on the Brian K. Vaughn comic book.
Iron Man 3 is scheduled to hit theaters on May 3, 2013. It will be the first film in the franchise to be distributed through Disney.