Despite most of Marvel Studios’ attention planted on promoting the release of The Avengers, production for their next film, Iron Man 3, is reportedly moving swiftly. Now, according to ComicBook.com, who’ve been keeping tabs on the Shane Black-directed production in Wilmington, North Carolina, reports that set work has begun. Additionally revealing the movie’s title that’ll be used while filming is underway, read on below.
Iron Man 3 is currently in pre-production under the code name “Caged Heat.” Comicbook.com has reporters on-site in Wilmington, North Carolina where Iron Man 3 is scheduled to film at EUE/Screen Gems Studios. We’re hearing reports that set construction has already begun. As far as filming, we’re still hearing the target for initial filming will be very early May (with a possibility of late April). Even though Iron Man 3 has been officially announced as filming in Wilmington, the code name “Caged Heat” is still being used by various sources in the local Wilmington film industry.
Robert Downey Jr. is set to return as the genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist, ‘Tony Stark,’ while Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle and Jon Favreau are reportedly locked in to reprise their roles respectively. There has also been heavy reports that Scarlett Johansson will reprise her ‘Black Widow’ role. And with filming possibly commencing in April, Iron Man 3 hits theaters on May 3, 2013!