Friday, 17 May 2013
The only other comic book film that received this level of financial and critical success is Joss Whedon's Avengers Assemble blew apart the box office last summer to become the second highest grossing film ever. With an ensemble cast Captain America, Hawkeye, The Hulk, Black Widow, Iron Man and Thor, Whedon's summer blockbuster generated a massive amount of love from critics and the audiences. Iron Man 3 can only go onto collect more money while still in the cinema. It's not only the film that has become massively successful, director of the third installment, Shane Black, has quickly shot to fame after directing the comic book adaptation, as well as helping Drew Pearce hone in the script. Before Iron Man 3, Black had only directed one film, the 2005 film Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, also starring Robert Downey Jr. and was probably better known for scripting Lethal Weapon way back in 1987. But now Black has been propelled into the top flight of Hollywood directors and will be getting back behind the camera to direct Doc Savage, a big budget outing for the pulp hero.