Iron Man 3 To Be Filmed, and Possibly Set, in Miami

Tony Stark belongs in Miami. There's just no argument -- what better place for a stupidly rich playboy from New York? He'd be among his peers. He'd be surrounded by beautiful women. That pasty Pepper Potts might even get herself a tan.

It's only a matter of time before Stark Industries expands to South Florida. And maybe, just maybe, that time has come.

As Iron Man 3 goes into production this week, reports have surfaced indicating that Miami might be playing a supporting role in the upcoming sequel.

Marvel Studios has already started production of the film -- in Wilmington, North Carolina, of all places. But the studio has announced that scenes will also be shot in Miami, as well as Raleigh/Durham and China.

Having yet another big-name Hollywood feature filming around town would be fun, sure. But as Rock of Ages has shown, a movie shot in Miami isn't necessarily a movie about Miami. So we're hoping that Ace Showbiz's "insiders" aren't just pulling our chain:

A source claimed to have spotted "emergency vehicles -- police, ambulance and fire-rescue vehicles -- emblazoned with logos for the city of Miami and Miami PD being unloaded from production trucks near the closed part of the set last night while crews prepared to begin shooting Iron Man 3 at the Cape Fear Club later today.

Welcome to Miami, Iron Man. These days, this town needs all the help it can get.

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