Its a done deal as of a couple of days ago that Iron Man 3 and Thor 2 will be released in the summer of 2013. However the directors for both films will not return. Jon Favreau, who directed Iron Man and Iron Man 2, will not be coming back for a third instalment stating on his Twitter that he is taking up another movie called the Magic Kingdom. Kenneth Branagh, who directed Thor, will also not be returning for the second instalment, though both directors will be attached to the project by taking a producer role.
Iron Man 3 has already found its director and that would be Shane Black, now this is some exciting news. Sure Jon Favreau will be missed greatly, but I felt Iron Man 2 was lacking a lot of creativity that the first one brought a ton of. Shane Black has only directed one movie, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, which is by far one of the best movies Robert Downey Jr has been in. Anyone who has seen the movie will understand, it will be great to see how this one turns out.
Thor 2 is yet to see a director however considering the reviews and the amount it made at the box office it shouldn't be too hard to find some good talent. As long as it has more of this ill be happy:
Looking forward to summer 2013!