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Residents of Wilmington, Raleigh/Durham NC, Miami, Florida and China be on the lookout for Iron Man 3.0. Production on Iron Man 3 from Marvel Studios, directed by Shane Black, has started filming in Wilmington, NC with the other locations on the production schedule.
Iron Man 3, based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1963, stars Robert Downey Jr. (“Iron Man,” “Marvel’s The Avengers”) as the iconic Super Hero/billionaire/playboy character Tony Stark/Iron Man. Gwyneth Paltrow (“Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2,”)returns in her role as Pepper Potts, Don Cheadle (“Iron Man 2”) as James “Rhodey” Rhodes and Jon Favreau (“Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2”) as Happy Hogan. Marvel’s Iron Man 3, scheduled to open on May 3, 2013, is the second feature completely owned, marketed and distributed by Disney, which acquired Marvel in 2009.
Iron Man 3 continues the epic, big-screen adventures of the world’s favorite billionaire inventor/Super Hero, Tony Stark aka “Iron Man.” Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige is producing the film. With Jon Favreau, Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Charles Newirth, Victoria Alonso, Stephen Broussard and Dan Mintz working as Executive producers on the project.
Two-time Oscar®-winner, John Toll ASC (“Braveheart,” “Legends of the Fall”), is director of photography, Bill Brzeski (“The Hangover,” “Due Date”)is working as production designer, Jeffrey Ford, A.C.E. (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Captain America: The First Avenger”) and Peter S. Elliot (“Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer”) as film editors, and Louise Frogley (“Quantum of Solace,” “Contagion”) as costume designer.
Marvel’s The Avengers, currently still in theaters, set the all-time, domestic 3-day weekend box office record at $207.4 million and continues to shatter box office records. Avengers is The Walt Disney Studios’ highest-grossing global and domestic release of all time and marks the studios’ fifth film to gross more than $1 billion worldwide.
So mark your calendars for next summer’s epic super hero adventure when Iron Man 3 opens May 3, 2013. But in the meantime if you spot Iron Man 3.0 filming in your city send us a photo!