Oscars 2011: Gwyneth Paltrow Hasn’t Met ‘Iron Man 3′ Director Yet, Isn’t Sure If She’ll Return

At this point, we know very little about “Iron Man 3” except that “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang” director Shane Black will direct the film. Will we finally see Tony Stark go up against Mandarin? Have we seen the last of War Machine? These are the questions that bother us so around Splash Page HQ.

When MTV News managed to catch up with Pepper Potts herself, actress Gwyneth Paltrow, we made sure to ask her what she knows about the next chapter of the armored Avenger’s big-screen adventures. Apparently, she knows about as much we do…

“I haven’t met [Shane Black] yet, no,” Paltrow told MTV News.

“[Black is a] great writer,” she continued. “I’ll really miss Jon Favreau, but I’m sure Shane will be great.”

And while it’s no surprise that Paltrow hasn’t had a chance to meet with the recently announced “Iron Man 3″ director, the actress said she’s not even sure if she’ll be in the third film at this point.

“I don’t even know if I’m in it, so we’ll see,” she said.

Of course, before the rumors start flying, it’s worth noting that it’s very, very early in the “Iron Man 3″ development cycle at this point. With “Thor” and “Captain America: The First Avenger” arriving in theaters this year and “The Avengers” bringing the whole Marvel movie universe together in 2012, there’s still a lot of time — and plot points — between now and the next time Tony Stark goes solo on the big screen.

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