Per today’s press release via Marvel Studios, the superhero juggernaut continues as production begins today on IRON MAN 3 starring Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark. Shane Black directs returning co-stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle and Jon Favreau. The film, scheduled for theatrical release on May 3, 2013, will shoot on locations in North Carolina, plus Miami, Florida and in China.
IRON MAN 3 will be Marvel Studios’ first follow-up film to THE AVENGERS, which has earned over $1.3 billion worldwide at box offices, enough to make the smash hit the third highest grossing film of all time. You can now pre-order THE AVENGERS in a 4-disc 3D/Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack and save 30% at Amazon.com.
Enjoy this first-look photo from the set of IRON MAN 3 and read Marvel’s full press release below.