With Jon Favreau officially returning to direct proper work on 'Iron Man 2' can commence. Variety today announced that screenwriter Justin Theroux is now on board to write the sequel.
Theroux is best know for penning 'Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle', 'Six Feet Under' and the upcoming Robert Downey Jr. film 'Tropic Thunder', of which he's also an executive producer.
Marvel declined to confirm the assignment. The Variety article does not touch on the question of why any of the screenwriters of the original: Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby, Art Marcum or Matt Holloway are returning for the sequel.