Where Was Iron Man 3 Filmed? A Phenomenal Action Adventure Movie!


I don’t really need to tell you much about Iron Man. You already know too much. And Iron Man 3 is one of the best movies in the entire film franchise. I’m not saying that there’s anything wrong with the first two parts, but if you’ve already watched the film, then you know everything gets a little more serious and intense in the third installment. In this article, I’ll discuss the movie and tell you where was Iron Man 3 filmed.

No one else can pull off the role of Iron Man like Robert Downey Jr does. Apart from him, the action adventure/superhero movie also stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, and Stéphanie Szostak. Paltrow reprises her role as Pepper Potts in the movie. She is an Oscar-winning actor and is the recipient of several other accolades. He rose to fame after starring in David Fincher’s Se7en and eventually became one of the top actresses in Hollywood.

Now let’s get back to your main concern regarding where was Iron Man 3 filmed, the Robert Downey Jr starrer superhero movie was shot in North Carolina, United States of America. 

Written and directed by Shane Black, Iron Man 3 had its premiere in France on 14th April 2013, followed by its wide theatrical release in the United States on 3rd May 2013. The action adventure movie was made available on digital platforms on 8th April, 2015. However, without any further ado, let’s dive into the details of the filming locations.

Where Was Iron Man 3 Filmed? Iron Man 3 Filming Locations!

Where Was Iron Man 3 Filmed? A Phenomenal Action Adventure Movie!

Shane Black’s Iron Man 3, like its other parts, did amazing at the box office earning over $1 billion against a production budget of $200 million, making it one of the highest grossing Marvel films as well as the highest grossing movie of 2013. Marvel movies are usually made on a high budget as it involves heavy VFX and special effects.

The movie was loved by all Robert Downey Jr and Iron Man fans. Although critics were a little skeptical about the movie initially, eventually they gave positive reviews, and praised its brilliant special effects and Downey’s portrayal of the all time great superhero, Iron Man. The action adventure movie received a score of 79% on Rotten Tomatoes and a rating of 7.1 on IMDb. However, let’s not waste any more time and find out where was Iron Man 3 filmed. 

North Carolina, United States of America

Where Was Iron Man 3 Filmed? A Phenomenal Action Adventure Movie!

Principal photography of the superhero movie, Iron Man 3 began in Beijing, China. Not many people know this, but a number of scenes were filmed in China. Besides that, the majority filming took place in North Carolina, except for a few other scenes that were shot in Florida and California.

Several vital scenes were filmed at Kenansville, North Carolina. The Stark Headquarter scenes were filmed at the Epic Games Office, which is situated at 620 Crossroads Boulevard, Cary, North Carolina. The city and town of Wilmington and Currie also served as a filming location where several sequences were shot.

The Rocky Top and Walker’s Bar scenes were filmed at Rose Hill, North Carolina. One of the most famous scenes in which Iron Man saved a falling airplane was filmed in Oak Island. The town of Cary served as one of the filming locations as well. A portion of the action adventure movie was shot at EUE/Screen Gems Studios which is located at 1223 N 23rd Street, Wilmington, North Carolina

The dockside battle scenes were filmed at the Port of Wilmington , which is situated at 2202 Burnett Boulevard, Wilmington. And the interior shots of the New Years party scene were taken at Cape Fear Club at 206 Chestnut Street, Wilmington. The scenes involving Tony Stark’s famous house were shot on Stage 10 at EUE/Screen Gems Studios. 

Beside filming in North Carolina, the production team also shot a portion of the film in California, specifically in Los Angeles, and Santa Clarita. The terrorist Camp scenes were filmed at Blue Cloud Movie Ranch at 20000 Blue Cloud Road, Santa Clarita

The sequences involving Mandarin’s mansion were filmed at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens which is located at 3251 S Miami Avenue, Miami, Florida. Another important scene in which Tony Stark has an anxiety attack was filmed at the Dania Beach Bar & Grill at 65 N Beach Road, Dania Beach, Florida.

Plot Of Iron Man 3 (2013) | Mandarin Vs Iron Man 3!

Where Was Iron Man 3 Filmed? A Phenomenal Action Adventure Movie!

The story of Iron Man 3 revolves around Tony Stark/Iron Man, played by Robert Downey Jr. Dealing with paranoia and insomnia, Tony after saving New York from complete collapse and destruction is now more dependent on his suit that makes him who he is. From fighting powerful villains to dealing with his relationship with Pepper Pots, played by Gwyneth Paltrow, Tony Stark is all ready to protect the world.

When arch nemesis Mandarin, played by Ben Kingsley, walks into his perfect life to ruin everything, Tony Stark takes a step back. Soon, both of them get into a serious fight, where one wants to destroy the world and everyone’s peace, whereas the other puts forward everything to save the world at all costs.

Final Word

Now you’re aware of all the filming locations of the superhero movie Iron Man 3. If you wish to visit any of the filming spots I mentioned, then better start making a plan. Having said that, Iron Man 3 is streaming on multiple digital platforms, so hurry up and watch it if you haven’t seen it yet. Keep in mind that the movie contains some suggestive materials and several violent scenes, so make sure no one under 13 is allowed to watch it.

Which Are The Other Popular Movies Of Robert Downey Jr?

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Sherlock Holmes, Chaplin and Tropic Thunder are the other popular movies of Robert Downey Jr.

Is Iron Man 3 An R-rated Movie?

No, Iron Man 3 is not an R-rated movie. It is a PG-13 rated film.

Who are The Producers Of Iron Man 3?

Victoria Alonso, Mitchell Bell, Stephen Broussard, Louis D’Esposito, Jon Favreau, and Kevin Feige are the producers of the movie, Iron Man 3.

Which Are The Top 3 Marvel Movies Of All Time?

The Avengers, Iron Man and Captain America: Civil War are the top 3 marvel movies of all time.

Where Can You Watch Iron Man 3?

You can watch Iron Man 3 on Disney+, Prime Video and Vudu.

Ujwal Mattoo
Ujwal Mattoo
With full journalism and half engineering background, Ujwal has hands in both the tech and creative fields. He is a film enthusiast who loves all kinds of genres. As much as he enjoys watching movies, he is always amused to know more and write about the locations to feed his hunger for traveling. In this world of fictional louds, he voices his opinions softly! He is either busy writing or playing with Milo, his dog!


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