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Iron Man 3 filming for another one-two punch

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Everyone's favorite man in iron plans to make a return to the big screen.  Guess what?!  Iron Man 3 has already started filming.  This comes following the release of the record-breaking Marvel Studios' flick, The Avengers.

While filming, four areas will have the ever so coveted bragging right to say, Iron Man 3 was shot here.  The shooting destinations consist of Wilmington, North Carolina, Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina, Miami, Florida and China. 

Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1963, the anticipated film returns with Robert Downey Jr. in the main role as The iconic "Super Hero."  He'll continue portraying the epic, big-screen adventures of the world's favorite billionaire inventor/Super Hero, Tony Stark aka "Iron Man." 

Plus, huge Iron Man fans know that the new film will continue in an old tradition and bring the funny and the action along with Gwyneth Paltrow ("Iron Man," "Iron Man 2,") as Pepper Potts, Don Cheadle ("Iron Man 2") as James "Rhodey" Rhodes and Jon Favreau ("Iron Man," "Iron Man 2") as Happy Hogan. 

The anticipated flick will be directed by Shane Black and Marvel Studios' President Kevin Feige is producing it.  Executive producers on the project include Jon Favreau, Louis D'Esposito, Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Charles Newirth, Victoria Alonso, Stephen Broussard and Dan Mintz.

Marvel Studios most recently produced the critically acclaimed Marveld's The Avengers, which set the all-time, domestic 3-day weekend box office record at $207.4 million. The film, which is currently in release, continues to shatter box office records and 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.

After, seeing Robert Downey, Jr. in Marvel's The Avengers, I for one think that Iron Man 3 will also set records on the weekend it's released.  Iron Man 3 is expected to hit theaters in the U.S. on May 3, 2013. 

Marvel's Iron Man 3 is the second feature to be fully owned, marketed and distributed by Disney, which acquired Marvel in 2009.

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