To mark the start of production, Marvel has released this first image from Iron Man 3.
Currently in production in Wilmington, North Carolina, the film will also be shooting in Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina, Miami, Florida and China.
Iron Man 3 continues the big-screen adventures of the world’s favourite billionaire inventor/Super Hero, Tony Stark aka “Iron Man” and follows in the footsteps of the box-office hit Marvel’s Avengers Assemble.
Robert Downey Jr. returns as Tony Stark/Iron Man along with Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts, Don Cheadle as James “Rhodey” Rhodes and Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan.
Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige is producing the film. Executive producers on the project include Jon Favreau, Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Charles Newirth, Victoria Alonso, Stephen Broussard and Dan Mintz.
Set for release in summer 2013, Iron Man 3 is the second film to be fully owned, marketed and distributed by Disney following its purchase of Marvel in 2009.