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Iron Man 3: Mandarin Targeting Movie Theaters? 2 Said To Explode

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Sun, 01/20/2013 - 13:56

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:5139:]]Back in November, news and images surfaced that Iron Man 3 would be blowing up a movie theater with the scene said to be set in Afghanistan.

The maker of the custom-designed movie theater chairs used for the scene posted the news.

Now we might get word that the famous Grauman’s Chinese Theatre (below) in Hollywood is getting blown up.

Is the Mandarin targeting movie theaters in the movie?

Considering the events of this past Summer with The Dark Knight Rises, I wouldn't think so, and in addition, the recent Gangster Squad movie changed their own movie shooting scene.

As this scene is part of the Iron Man 3 reshoots currently taking place, more than likely it's a reshoot that sees the Afghanistan movie theater explosion scene moved to China, as we know Marvel Studios is partnered with China for a co-producer status with the use of Chinese actors and props.

Of course, this could just be the Afghanistan movie theater scene reshot as well, but I don't think any of the theaters in Afghanistan look as ornament. 

Previously, there was also mention of a drone attack that might be associated with the exploding theater as well.

The Hollywood Orchid Suites FB Page posted the following:

It is going to be an exciting weekend here at the Hollywood Orchid Suites as ‘Iron Man 3′ is filming additional scenes in Hollywood on January 21, 2013. Film crews plan to shoot wide-angled shots from cranes positioned high overhead “to capture the full scope, color and liveliness of Hollywood" while they “blow up” Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. There will be flashes of light, debris being propelled out of the courtyard towards the street and about 30 cars driving by with obligatory fender benders. The shoot will cause street closures on Hollywood Blvd., between Highland Ave. and Orange Dr., Highland Ave. and McCadden Pl., beginning on Monday, January 21, 7:00 p.m. through Tuesday, January 22, 4:00 a.m. and possible increased noise from generators, cranes, film crews, etc. Iron Man 3 is expected to hit theaters on May 3, 2013

Grauman’s Chinese Theatre:


Iron Man 3 blasts off May 3rd, 2013 directed by Shane Black and starring Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Gwyneth Paltrow and Don Cheadle.

Head on over to the Cosmic Book News The Avengers Movie Hub for more news, images and trailers.


Marvel Studios’ Iron Man 3 pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?