IRON MAN 3 Set Work Begins; Working Title Revealed

IRON MAN 3 Set Work Begins; Working Title Revealed

Recent reports indicate that set construction for Marvel Studios' first post-Avengers movie, the Shane Black-directed Iron Man 3, is underway, with the production title possibly revealed!

Despite most of Marvel Studios' attention planted on promoting the release of The Avengers, production for their next film, Iron Man 3, is reportedly moving swiftly. Now, according to, who've been keeping tabs on the Shane Black-directed production in Wilmington, North Carolina, reports that set work has begun. Additionally revealing the movie's title that'll be used while filming is underway, read on below.

Iron Man 3 is currently in pre-production under the code name “Caged Heat.” has reporters on-site in Wilmington, North Carolina where Iron Man 3 is scheduled to film at EUE/Screen Gems Studios. We’re hearing reports that set construction has already begun. As far as filming, we’re still hearing the target for initial filming will be very early May (with a possibility of late April). Even though Iron Man 3 has been officially announced as filming in Wilmington, the code name “Caged Heat” is still being used by various sources in the local Wilmington film industry.

Robert Downey Jr. is set to return as the genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist, 'Tony Stark,' while Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle and Jon Favreau are reportedly locked in to reprise their roles respectively. There has also been heavy reports that Scarlett Johansson will reprise her 'Black Widow' role. And with filming possibly commencing in April, Iron Man 3 hits theaters on May 3, 2013!

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DCMarvelFreshman - 3/4/2012, 8:07 AM
I hear THOR 2's working title over in the UK is Thursday Mourning.
LucasMend - 3/4/2012, 8:11 AM
Awesome! I hope to see some more Iron man/War Machine action together
marvel72 - 3/4/2012, 8:16 AM
intresting,can't wait until we find out whom the villains we'll be seeing in iron man 3 & thor 2.
Yodawars - 3/4/2012, 8:21 AM
Hoping for The Mandarin
Kayo - 3/4/2012, 8:23 AM
either Hammer hires Ghost or that might be what we all been waiting for..........The Mandarin.....that's more like it
Jolt17 - 3/4/2012, 8:26 AM
Would really love to see more of War Machine, that's for sure. Won't even mind if Rhodey takes over...oh, wait. :P

In all seriousness, here's hoping we'll hear a lot more of this soon.
Gmoney84 - 3/4/2012, 8:27 AM
I live about 10 min from this studio!
GingerBird - 3/4/2012, 8:28 AM
That's very exciting. Robert Downey Jr. is an excellent movie icon.
soberchimera - 3/4/2012, 8:30 AM
This won't be the last Iron Man movie, so maybe they'll hold off on The Mandarin. I'd like to see a Ghost/Spymaster team-up.
NiteSoul69 - 3/4/2012, 8:33 AM
wow, looking forward to hearing more about this movie. RDJ must not sleep lol, keep em coming RDJ as long as they are good:)
duncboy - 3/4/2012, 8:34 AM
Could "Caged Heat" be a synonym for "Demon in a bottle"? Heat = demon, caged = in a bottle?
Christuffer - 3/4/2012, 8:36 AM
@Superbatlantern85 --
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ComradeGrey - 3/4/2012, 8:37 AM
It's going to be the "Return of the Jedi" of Comic book films.
BrotherStarkofMABMindz - 3/4/2012, 8:39 AM
It will be so interesting to see Shane Blacks first comic book movie be Iron Man III. I believe Shane will bring Iron Man III to a unique road of comic book movies, 2013 is our year.
BrotherStarkofMABMindz - 3/4/2012, 8:39 AM
@ComradeGrey, well put my friend, well put
Gmoney84 - 3/4/2012, 8:40 AM
Yeah bc IM 2 was the Empire Strikes Back of CBM......
Gmoney84 - 3/4/2012, 8:40 AM
But seriously
FrankGarret - 3/4/2012, 8:41 AM
Caged Heat?


dellamorte1872 - 3/4/2012, 8:44 AM
basically he's fighting FIREPOWER eh? one of his rogues that came around during the ARMOR WARS
darthbobtarkas - 3/4/2012, 8:52 AM
ScootyPuffJr - 3/4/2012, 8:59 AM
So long as the villain isn't another Iron Man clone I'll be happy. Then again, I'll likely be happy with whatever we get.
thalidomide - 3/4/2012, 9:12 AM
I hope the villain is Ghost.
Cheesehead - 3/4/2012, 9:19 AM
Mandarin. That's all I have to say about that.
Neek2086 - 3/4/2012, 9:25 AM
Someone should put up a poll of "Who will have the bet flying sequences of 2013?"
Iron Man 3
Man of Steel
Thor 2

Because I would like to know what everyone's choice would be
Neek2086 - 3/4/2012, 9:26 AM
"best flying sequences"
NOLANITE - 3/4/2012, 9:32 AM

Man of Steel. Simple as that.
RidiculousFanBoyDemands - 3/4/2012, 9:32 AM
I wonder if RDJ is sick of playing Iron Man.
thewonderer - 3/4/2012, 9:42 AM
WTF Jon Favreau is attached? Can someone confirm this description or it an error?

Anyway hope this is better than 2 and that they use a good villain
OnLeatherWings - 3/4/2012, 9:48 AM
id rather see some other marvel characters brought to the big screen.
Spidey91 - 3/4/2012, 9:48 AM

maybe I'm wrong,but I think he's still one of the producers despite he's not directing anymore
Mecury1 - 3/4/2012, 9:50 AM

Wonder if we will finally see the Villian with the Rings!~??.
RidiculousFanBoyDemands - 3/4/2012, 9:50 AM
I am very interested to see how this film does. When this movie comes out next year it will make five movies featuring Iron Man in six years. I know the nerds will show up, but will the average film goer be a little Iron Man fatigued? Having Robert Downey Jr. doesn't hurt, but it will be very interesting to see how this all plays out at the theaters.
SpideyQuad - 3/4/2012, 9:50 AM
You know what sucks? You and your crappy opinion based posts Azazel1. Only thing worse then an idiot, is an idiot that thinks he's always right.

If you think IH was better then IM then you lose any credibility.
SpideyQuad - 3/4/2012, 9:53 AM
@Ridiculous.. count much? How do you get your five movies?
RidiculousFanBoyDemands - 3/4/2012, 10:00 AM
Whoops I mean four, sorry I'm running four different windows right now. But still four movies in six years is unprecedented in this age.

I guess transformers had three in five years and that didn't hurt Dark of the Moon, and with only one or two other Super Hero movies coming out in 2013 it definitely won't struggle at the Box Office. I do think the success of Iron Man 3, depends on the success of The Avengers
CCB1984 - 3/4/2012, 10:12 AM
I wonder if it has anything to do with Caged Heat (1974)? Female prisoners?

golden123 - 3/4/2012, 10:14 AM
@RidiculousFanBoyDemands: If you counted "The Incredible Hulk", then it would be five movies.
Cheesehead - 3/4/2012, 10:16 AM
Faverau said he'd reprise the role of Happy Hogan too
95 - 3/4/2012, 10:19 AM
AIM for antagonist!


Jon Favreau is set to return as Happy Hogan.

golden123 - 3/4/2012, 10:19 AM
@SpideyQuad: You should read Azazel1's comment again. He was talking about the characters, and he was voicing his opinion although when he said, "Better be better than the last piece of shxxt!" he was talking about the movies.
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