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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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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. […]

Shane Black attached to direct Doc Savage

Columbia Pictures has hired Shane Black (who made his directing debut with 2005’s Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) to write and direct Doc Savage.  Black  is directing from a screenplay he is writing with Anthony Bagarozzia and Chuck Mondry. Neal Moritz will produce.

“Doc Savage is an icon, a character with limitless possibilities,” said Columbia co-president Matt Tolmach of the character, who is by turns a scientist, physician, adventurer, inventor, explorer and researcher. “We have had a great experience working with Neal to bring another classic character of the era, the Green Hornet, to a new generation of fans, and we think he and Shane make the ideal team to bring Doc Savage back to the bigscreen.”

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Shane Black Writing Doc Savage; Neil Moritz and Ori Marmur Producing + Updates on TMNT and Ghost in the Shell Movies

Sony Pictures has hired Shane Black to write, and possibly direct, the upcoming adaptation of Doc Savage.  The producing team will be Neil Moritz and Ori Marmur, although an original report by AICN (later corrected in a follow-up post) incorrectly identified Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci as the producing team.

Never-the-less, about the only detail we know about the project is that — to the delight of many I’m sure — the character will remain in the 30’s and not be modernized.

For updates on the live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Ghost in the Shell movies, head on over the jump. Continue reading Shane Black Writing Doc Savage; Neil Moritz and Ori Marmur Producing + Updates on TMNT and Ghost in the Shell Movies