Iron Man 3 begins shooting in less than 2 weeks!Posted 6:53 am on Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 by Mike Villarreal
While Avengers-mania continues to truck on pass the film’s second weekend, more news continues to break. Yesterday we reported that the film had finally hit the $1 Billion dollar mark in revenue and it still continues to climb. The film is currently ranked #11 in Highest Grossing Film of All-Time Worldwide, surpassing The Dark Knight yet again. At some point, you’ve got to wonder if Batman is at all taking this personally. XP
Recently, Marvel’s Kevin Feige sat down with Bloomberg to talk about what else, all the money The Avengers have been making. During his interview, the Marvel CEO talked about the next five film’s they had planned for the Avengers Universe. In the interview Kevin revealed that in less than 2 weeks, filming will begin on Iron Man 3.
Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle and Scarlett Johansson are all scheduled to return. Jon Favreau will produce the film and has given up his director reins to Shane Black.
Last month, Oscar winner Sir Ben Kingsley was confirmed to appear in the film. It has still not been revealed what character he will portray, but many fans believe the distinguished actor will play the classic Iron Man villain Mandarin. Since the film is said to be based on the Extremis story arc, Mandarin would be the perfect choice for the film’s main villain. Back when Iron Man 2 was first released, even Jon Favreau commented that he would love to have the villain in the 3rd film.
I guess will have to wait until shooting starts where likely more info will come out about the movie. Until then, you can check out Iron Man who is currently in The Avengers playing in theaters everywhere.
Mike Villarreal is the Community Manager for Nerd Reactor. He loves movies, video games and comics. #OMGWTFBBQ