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Iron Man 3 begins production + First official set photo

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 Shane Black, 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 Robert Downey Jr. (“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 in the U.S. on May 3, 2013, Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” marks the second feature to be fully owned, marketed and distributed by Disney, which acquired Marvel in 2009.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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Jessica Chastain won’t appear in Iron Man 3 [Update]

Update: Variety reports that Rebecca Hall has replaced Chastain in the role. According to Variety, Hall will play “a scientist who plays a pivotal role in the creation of a nanotechnology, known as Extremis, that winds up being sold to terrorists.”

Jessica Chastain has written a note on her Facebook page revealing that she […]

North Carolina chosen over Michigan for Iron Man 3 shooting

Detroit Free Press has confirmed Latino Review’s scoop from a few days back, Marvel Studios has chosen North Carolina over Michigan has the site for filming Iron Man 3. Marvel reportedly was seeking between $20-30 million in incentives to film in Michigan.

The Michigan Film Office offered $13M, short of the $20M offered by […]

Shane Black to co-write Iron Man 3

Drew Pearce may have recently been announced as the writer for Iron Man 3, but Cinema Blend is reporting that director Shane Black will hand in the writing of the screenplay:

We’ve heard from multiple, completely trustworthy sources that Shane Black is in fact writing Iron Man 3. He’ll co-write the movie […]

Marvel chooses Drew Pearce to write Iron Man 3

Marvel Studios has hired Drew Pearce to write the screenplay for Iron Man 3. There were some that expected recent director hire Shane Black to also be selected to pen the script, but for whatever reason, Marvel decided to go in a different direction. The studio was said to be impressed by Pearce’s work on […]

Shane Black will direct Iron Man 3

Shane Black it is.

Deadline reports that Marvel Studios has set writer Shane Black to direct Iron Man 3. Black’s name was mentioned by THR as a potential director for the project only a little more than a week ago.

It’s still not clear whether Black will also write the script. Iron Man 3 is […]

Shane Black to write/direct Iron Man 3?

Marvel Studios has started the search to replace Jon Favreau as director of Iron Man 3 and Heat Vision | THR reports that the studio is looking at writer/director Shane Black as a possible contender.

The writer/director has powwowed with Marvel execs about his take on the third installment in the blockbuster franchise. […]

Jon Favreau explains decision to leave Iron Man + David Fincher confirmed for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

In an article at the LA Times’ Hero Complex Blog on Jon Favreau explaining his decision to direct Magic Kingdom instead of Iron Man 3, it was revealed that David Fincher will direct 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea for Disney:

While declining to make any specific comment, a Disney spokesman confirmed that […]

Report: Jon Favreau won’t direct Iron Man 3 [Update: Departure confirmed]

Update: Deadline has confirmed that Jon Favreau will not direct Iron Man 3:

Favreau just wrapped Cowboys & Aliens and is about to embark on Disney’s Magic Kingdom and “is excited about the opportunity to go do his own thing” while Kevin Feige as the ultimate custodian of Marvel’s Iron Man franchise […]

Disney purchases distribution rights for The Avengers and Iron Man 3 from Paramount + Iron Man 3 set for May 3, 2013

The Walt Disney Studios, Paramount Pictures and Marvel Studios announced they have reached an agreement under which Paramount will transfer its worldwide marketing and distribution rights to Disney for Marvel Studios’ The Avengers and Iron Man 3. Paramount will remain the worldwide distributor of the upcoming films, Thor and Captain America, as well as the previously released Iron Man and Iron Man 2.

Under terms of the new deal, Disney will pay Paramount $115 million for the transfer of the distribution rights to Iron Man 3 and The Avengers to be paid on the theatrical release dates. These monies will serve as a minimum guarantee against the distribution fees.

Additionally, ERC reports that Iron Man 3 has been dated for release on May 3, 2013.

The full press release announcing the distribution deal is included after the jump.

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Jon Favreau wants The Mandarin to be in Iron Man 3

In an interview with MTV, Iron Man 2 director Jon Favreau revealed that he wants The Mandarin in the third film, but he highlights how there could be some problems using the character:

“You have to do The Mandarin,” he said. “The problem with The Mandarin is, the way it’s depicted in the comic books, you don’t want to see that. He also has 10 magical rings, and it just doesn’t feel right for our thing, so it’s either tech-based or the rings are not really rings.”

Favreau also notes that nothing is set in stone until he sees what happens with all the other Marvel Entertainment films coming out before ‘IM3’:

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Jon Favreau Would Like To Do Iron Man 3 in 3-D + New Iron Man 2 Viral

In an interview with MTV News, Jon Favreau (Iron Man 2) revealed that he’s encouraged by what he’s seen of 3-D technology and would like to use the tech in the next film in the franchise, or perhaps even The Avengers, which doesn’t have a director yet: “I really love the 3-D,” the “Iron Man 2” director told us at Comic-Con, echoing the recent sentiments of Marvel Studios honcho Kevin Feige. “I think ‘Up’ was probably my favorite movie I’ve seen this year.”

Also, Marvel/Paramount Pictures has unveiled a new viral website at where you can apply for a job at Stark Industries.  Click the image above to explore the website, and head on over the jump to see a short bit from the interview with Favreau.

Iron Man 2 hits theaters on May 7, 2010. Continue reading Jon Favreau Would Like To Do Iron Man 3 in 3-D + New Iron Man 2 Viral