BURBANK (CBSMiami) — Marvel Studios has started production on the highly anticipated film “Iron Man 3.”

Shooting got underway in Wilmington, North Carolina this week and the production schedule also includes shooting scenes in Miami. Yes, Iron Man is coming to Miami to shoot some scenes for the third installment of the highly popular movie series.

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The studio also announced scenes will be shot in Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina and China.

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Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1963, “Iron Man 3” returns Robert Downey Jr. as the iconic Super Hero character Tony Stark/Iron Man along with Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts, Don Cheadle as James “Rhodey” Rhodes and Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan.

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The movie is scheduled to come out on May 3rd, 2013.