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'Iron Man 3' will be on location again this week

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Around 5 p.m. Thursday, what looked to be a giant green screen was set up at the National Gypsum, along with two large cranes. Around 5 p.m. Thursday, what looked to be a giant green screen was set up at the National Gypsum, along with two large cranes.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Iron Man 3 is back in Wilmington this week for filming.

According to a film permit, the production requested to shoot at the National Gypsum on Sunnyvale Drive. They asked to use the location overnight on six different days.

The scenes being shot are described as "exterior building scenes involving special effects and stunts."

The permit says that 150 members of the crew, 91 extras and three cast members will be involved in the scenes.

The production has asked for police officers to help with traffic control on Sunnyvale in both directions after 7 p.m.

Around 5 p.m. Thursday, what looked to be a giant green screen was set up along with two large cranes.

Filming took place last week in the Cary and Raleigh areas of NC.

According to WNCN, Guy Pearce was seen at the Umstead Hotel & Spa in Raleigh, and some fans reported seeing Robert Downey, Jr. playing basketball outside of Epic Games. Don Cheadle was also seen in the area. 

There were also reports of James Badge Dale being seen dressed in a red, white and blue Iron Man-type costume at Epic Games last week.

Construction at the filming location in the Triangle leads some to believe an Asian-inspired theme is in the works, fueling rumors that Ben Kingsley will play the villain, The Mandarin.

However, studio officials have not confirmed that Kingsley will be in the film. Additionally, Marvel has said that the production will head to China later in the year.

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