Hot on the heels of The Avengers, has started principal photography for 3 with plans to release the on May 3, 2013.

Official announcement:
Following in the footsteps of the record-breaking Marvel Studios’ release Marvel’s The Avengers, production on the highly anticipated film Iron Man 3, directed by , has commenced production in Wilmington, North Carolina. The production schedule will also include locations in Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina, Miami, Florida and China.

Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1963, Iron Man 3 returns . (Iron Man, Marvel’s The Avengers) as the iconic Super Hero character Tony Stark/Iron Man 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. Set for release on May 3, 2013, Marvel’s Iron Man 3 marks the second feature to be fully owned, marketed and distributed by , which acquired Marvel in 2009.

Iron Man 3 continues the epic, big-screen adventures of the world’s favourite billionaire inventor/Super Hero, Tony Stark aka Iron Man. Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige is producing the film. Executive producers on the project include Jon Favreau, Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Charles Newirth, Victoria Alonso, Stephen Broussard and Dan Mintz.

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