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Ready, Set, Action: Iron Man 3 To Film In S. Fla.

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Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” began principal photography in Wilmington, North Carolina and is now shooting scenes in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. (Source: Marvel Studios)

Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” began principal photography in Wilmington, North Carolina and is now shooting scenes in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. (Source: Marvel Studios)

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FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) — Iron Man is coming to South Florida. The movie makers behind the hit superhero action series say segments of Iron Man 3 will be filmed in South Florida.

The cast and crew are expected to start filming on Oct. 1.

According to the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Office of Film and Entertainment, film locations include Dania Beach and neighboring communities in South Florida.

“We have had two very exciting back to back years of major film production in Greater Fort Lauderdale – we rocked with ‘Rock of Ages’ last summer with Tom Cruise, Russell Brand and Alec Baldwin. Now we have the marvelous Marvel comic book hero,” said Noelle Stevenson, Film Commissioner of the Broward Office of Film & Entertainment.

Iron Man 3 is the third and final installment in the solo superhero saga.

The Iron Man 3 cast includes Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Guy Pearce, Ben Kingsley, Rebecca Hall, Don Cheadle and Jon Favreau.

“Of significance is that the filmmakers can conveniently shoot a variety of landscapes here, from city skyline to 23 miles of pristine sun-splashed beaches to nature unleashed in the Everglades,” Stevenson noted.

Officials in Fort Lauderdale’s film office say efforts to showcase the area are paying off. Last summer “Rock of Ages” starring Tom Cruise, Russell Brand and Alec Baldwin was filmed in the Fort Lauderdale area.

Other recent film and television projects in South Florida include A&E’s series “The Glades,” USA’s “Burn Notice,” Starz’s “Magic City,” ABC’s “Charlie’s Angels,” and VH1’s “Tough Love,” among others.

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