Robert Downey Jr. is the only star on site at this time, and a bar and a diner have been constructed in old storefronts in the town, and a great deal of filming is to take place in the bar, according to our source. Does this indicate that the well-known "alcoholism story" featured in Iron Man 120-128 will happen after all, but in a different context of the character's history, as earlier news reports indicate that the current film will focus on a very modern Iron Man storyline. The setting will also be at Christmas time, in keeping with the filming that was done last month in Cary, North Carolina. Is Stark alone during the holidays, drinking away the pain of what may be coming for him?
It's not guaranteed though just what Stark will encounter yet, but our source tells us that the production company has applied for permits for gunfire, explosions and pyrotechnics. Shooting begins on July 16th and will run through early August. Check out this photo from the set where the bar will be. Be sure to check back with us for more updates from the set!