Iron Man 3 to Shoot in North Carolina in 2012

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The Avengers Portrait - Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron ManFresh off “The Avengers”, Robert Downey Jr. will be suiting up for “Iron Man 3″ pretty soon in Wilmington, North Carolina, because what screams high-tech superhero than … North Carolina? (No offense to North Carolinians, of course.)

Pre-production on the Marvel Studios sequel is expected to gear up very soon with Shane Black directing (from his own script) and Downey Jr. back as Tony Stark, vain billionaire playboy by day and armored superhero by, er, day, too, I guess, since Iron Man really doesn’t have a secret identity.

The shoot is expected to last a whopping 10 months, which seems awfully long, though they could just be including pre-production as well.

Besides the fact that RDJ will be back, it’s a mystery what “Iron Man 3″ will hold for the armored Avenger. He could battle another lame villain like Whiplash, or he might finally end up fighting the Mandarin. Then again, Black has said previously that he wants “Iron Man 3″ to be more in the vein of a “Tom Clancy thriller”, with Iron Man battling “real-world villains” and not just another guy in an armored suit ala the last two films.

We shall see how ol Shellhead progresses as he heads into movie #3.

Iron Man Comic Book Cover

Via : EW

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  • Juggernaut

    I’d like to see the Mandarin, Ghost, the return of Justin Hammer, the “Demon In A Bottle” story line and maybe Madame Masque incorporated somehow. I also feel like they may be trying to bring in Fing Fang Foom from the rumors about The Avengers ‘Leviathan’. He is a dragon from another planet after all.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      A giant green dragon may not exactly fit in with the “Tom Clancy thriller” vibe Black and Marvel wants, ahem.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      You don’t mean you want all of that in one movie right? Um cause that’s a bit much. I’m thinking they may go “Armor Wars” full on. So you’ll get Ghost, and maybe a return of Hammer. I’d really like to seethe Mandarin done though. The “Armored Adventrues” version isn’t bad. I’d take a lil of that mix him with some Lex Luthor, and Dr. Doom and viola, Mandarin.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=114700493 Dominique Hatcher

    I don’t see them doing a full on “Demon in a Bottle”. I mean, they kind of already touched on key points of the story arc (Tony’s drinking, Whiplash, Justin Hammer, being confronted by his peers/superiors) in the second film, so I don’t see the reason of doing a straight adaption. Favreau and Marvel have pretty much said the same thing anyway. I kind of think Fing Fang Foom + The Mandarin could POSSIBLY work; but if Shane Black is insisting on taking the “Tom Clancy tech-thriller” route, The Mandarin by himself could still work.

  • Rob

    mutant ninja turtles, the crow, last of the mohicans, and blue velvet were all filmed down here in NC

    I honestly don’t want or need Iron Man stopping by however

    I was jumping for joy when Dawson’s Creek shut down, and now One Tree Hill is finally over

    really kind of wish comic book films would go somewhere and die

    last thing we need is another hulk reboot …. or spiderman … or superman …

    • imrickjames

      not sure what your talking about, comic book movies are on the rise and Iron man has been great so far.

  • Mat

    Ironman and Warmachine need more Villians at once.

    Ghost/spymaster could steal Starks tech.
    He would think it was SHIELD and make a big mistake.
    Tony Stark public enemy.
    Tony creates a virus to destroy enemys and creates Technovore…
    Villians:
    Technovore
    Unicorn,
    Living Laser
    Blizzard,
    Firepower
    Titanium Man/Justin Hammer

    They could make a very good movie without Mandarin if they use a lot of other villians and adjust them to the scenario. It would make fun to see how Tony needs to youse his armour, muscles and brain to take them one by one or all together.

  • Mat

    Ironman and Warmachine need more Villians at once.

    Ghost/spymaster could steal Starks tech.
    He would think it was SHIELD and make a big mistake.
    Tony Stark public enemy.
    Tony creates a virus to destroy enemys and creates Technovore…
    Villians:
    Technovore
    Unicorn,
    Living Laser
    Blizzard,
    Firepower
    Titanium Man/Justin Hammer

    They could make a very good movie without Mandarin if they use a lot of other villians and adjust them to the scenario. It would make fun to see how Tony needs to use his armour, muscles and brain to take them one by one or all together at once.