Well it is official. Screen Gems Studio and Wilmington NC will be host to the filming of IRon Man III. Welcome to our great town. Enjoy.
So why is Gov. Perdue coming to Wilmington today to Screen Gems Studio to make an announcement? We shall know at 2:30 pm. North Carolina beat out Michigan in posssible places to film Iron Man 3. Aaron Syrett, director of the N.C. Film Office sent out an email last night to members of the state film council about the visit. The studio has made a call for crew members for another production, rumor has it that it is really for Iron Man 3. More later after 2:30 today. Cross those fingers and get ready to say “Welcome to Wilmington Iron Man III” we hope…..
Rumors abound. According to the Latino Review, a website that reviews and researches films, director Shane Black is scouting the Wilmington NC area to film Iron Man 3. The previous versions have all been filmed in Los Angeles and the thought is that the director would like a change of scenery for the sequel. Screen Gems Studio is home to many movies and television shows. Currently “One Tree Hill” and “Eastbound and Down” are being filmed in the area. Colin Firth and Emily Blunt will start filming in the area for ” Arthur Newman – Golf Pro” in October. If the rumor is true Iron Man will be taking over 10 of Screen Gems sound stages and set designs are rumored to have already started. Filming should start in June 2012 and the release should be May 3, 2013. The budget for Iron Man 2 was $200 million and this film should have a similar budget. We welcome you Shane Black, Robert Downey Jr. and crew. You will love Wilmington NC and the creative crew at Screen Gems Studio. You will also love the people of Wilmington NC, who make the city we live in “perfect”.
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