I watched Iron Man 3 last night and one thing I thought Black handled very well were the scenes between the boy and Tony Stark. While I was weary of the material little boy in The Predator. I think these parts will come off just fine. Most of Black's scripts have always had interesting kid characters in them. My favorite being Danielle Harris from The Last Boy Scout.
The kid is lame in the script
.But in the past he used to handle the kids pretty good, agreed, add Last Action Hero and The Monster Squad to your list.
The main kid in The Nice Guys was lame tho.I guess he lost his touch recently.