'Iron Man 3' heads to North Carolina


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The next installment in the Iron Man superhero film franchise will shoot in North Carolina. Marvel Studios will film Iron Man 3 starring Robert Downey Jr. in Wilmington, with pre-production starting soon and work in the state lasting about 10 months. State film office head Aaron Syrett said Thursday it will be the largest production to shoot in North Carolina. The production is expected to create 550 jobs for tradesmen, technicians and other crew members and more than 1,000 spots for actors and other talent.

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  • Annie

    SWEET!! Wonder how long it would take me to get to Wilmington from the mountains …

    • Sadie

      Already planning my summer stalk-cation. Hoping some other Avengers make cameos. I mean, it only makes sense that Capt. America would want to visit the WWII battleships in the area, right?

      • angel

        actually sadie, that is not going to happen. For example, Chris Evans (Captain America) is contracted for 6 marvel movies including Avengers, so even if he appears for like a minute in Iron Man 3, that is considered one of the marvel movies under his contract. So no way they will let them appear, even as cameos.

      • Edwardo

        Never say never, just because he is contracted for 6 movies doesn’t mean they can’t amend a contract to include a cameo. And how do you know part of the contract doesn’t cover cameos?

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  • steph

    I really moved away from Wilmington at the wrong time.

    • DDubSolider

      A lot of my relatives live there…in fact I was JUST there to see them. Waaah.

  • Angela Watts

    I hope they will include the following characters in future Iron Man sequels:
    Bethany Cabe, Force, Rumiko Fujikawa, Guardsman, Iron Man 2020
    I look forward to seeing the following villains in future Iron Man sequels:
    Arsenal, Beetle (Abner Jenkins), Blizzard (Donnie Gill), Cobalt Man, Controller, Dreadknight, Edwin Cord, Ezekiel Stane, Fin Fang Foom, Firebrand, Firepower, Ghost, Grey Gargoyle, Hypnotia, Justine Hammer, Iron Patriot, Kearson DeWitt, Killer Shrike, Living Laser, Madame Masque, Mandarin, Mauler, Melter, MODOK, Morgan Stark/Gregory Stark, Raiders, Spymaster, Sunset Bain, Sunturion, Temugin, Titanium Man, Unicorn, Ultimo, Wong-Chu

    • Dave

      So you’re a fan?

    • ohplease

      Well, that seems reasonable…

    • UGH

      I agree. No more fighting other robots.

    • Apos

      If ANYONE should be in this third installment,it should be Mandarin,with AIM lurking in the background.

    • T

      What, no Howard T. Duck ?


    Easy there Angela!!
    Robert Downey Jr. is taking each sequel one at a time.
    And he is certainly not getting any younger!
    Too many characters at once can sometimes ruin a movie, if you didn’t know.

    • Apos

      “Spiderman 3″ is pouting after that statement.

  • LOL

    America loves crap.

  • Sean

    Damn there are a lot more eastern states getting these shoots nowadays. Pretty cool.

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  • UGH

    This news is about 3 months old.

    • Sadie

      Not really. It wasn’t confirmed until yesterday. Rumors can be false, you know.

  • harry

    Hollywood, bringing jobs to america

  • Redbud

    NC can now share the news; this had been in the works for months. Hooray for more film work in NC!

  • crewmember

    bad weather up there hope cast and crew survive a plane crash better off to stay in calif.

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