The writer set to adapt Brian K. Vaughan’s Runaways for the big screen is getting another Marvel movie writing gig – Iron Man 3.
Writer Drew Pearce has been chosen by Marvel Studios according to Deadline. Robert Downey Jr. will once again reprise his role as Tony Stark although director Jon Favreau is not along for the ride for a third time. Instead, Downey Jr.’s Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang director Shane Black is at the helm.
Pearce doesn’t have many writing credits to his name but some of you may be familiar with his work from the British comedy series No Heroics, in which superheroes hang out at a bar they aren’t allowed to use their powers in. So, not a complete stranger to superheroes and the like.
Deadline says the writer will start from scratch and work closely with the new director on the project which is set to his theaters May 3, 2013. No word on when the Runaways will happen but with Iron Man’s prominence, you can bet he’ll come first.