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SAS mum on 'Iron Man 3' filming, production expected to hit Raleigh

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By Dane Huffman

Production of "Iron Man 3" is expected to bring filming of the blockbuster to Raleigh at some point this summer, but a publicist for the film said any shooting in the area would likely be for only a few days.

The spokesman, who did not want to be identified, said much of the film will be done at the studio in Wilmington. Right now, he said, the film is in the pre-production stage, and no filming has begun.

Earlier this week, an application was submitted by "Iron Works Production" to film at the Cape Fear Club on Chestnut Street in Wilmington, N.C. on Tuesday May 29 from 5 a.m. and 7 p.m. The permit calls for two cast members and 20 extras.

In April, thousands of people turned out at Crabtree Valley Mall to sign on to be extras in the film "Caged Heat" -- a working title for the "Iron Man 3" production.

That "Iron Man 3" will shoot under the working title "Caged Heat" may be meaningless – much like Michael Bay's "Prime Directive" title for the "Transformers" trilogy – but that hasn't stopped comic book fans from speculating. Many have been quick to point to the title’s similarity to Marvel superhero Luke Cage and the fact that the latest "Iron Man" film may be used as a vehicle to launch a Luke Cage spin-off.

While much of the details of the film's shooting schedule are shrouded in mystery, some employees at SAS in Cary have hinted on social media that filming will take place at SAS.

SAS spokesman Trent Smith, however, said he could not comment on whether "Iron Man 3" would be filmed at SAS.

The film's publicist also said he did not know whether SAS was part of the film’s schedule and said he had not seen a schedule yet.

Shane Black will take over directorial duties from Jon Favreau, who helmed the first two "Iron Man" films. Black's credits include 2005's "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang," which also starred Robert Downey Jr.

"Iron Man 3" stars Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow and Don Cheadle. Sir Ben Kingsley is also reportedly in talks to play a villain in the film, however he "will not be the primary villain, according to insiders, and it is not clear what role he will play."

James Badge Dale and Guy Pearce have also been in talks to join the production, though it is unclear what roles they would play.

The film is set for release Memorial Day weekend 2013.

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