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Superheroes basically dominate our pop culture right now. They’re everywhere! In our movies, on our televisions, on our clothes, in our food! They’re taking over! Good thing they’re the good guys, right?

While, yes, The Avengers is going to blow up the superhero scene there’s still Iron Man 3 on its way. Iron Man 2 may have been a bit of a letdown, but there are still high hopes for a third solo outing for Tony Stark. Reports are they’ve begun set construction on their first location in Wilmington, North Carolina, so hopefully this means filming can start soon! The info comes via ComicBook.com, who are also reporting on the movie’s working title,

Iron Man 3 is currently in pre-production under the code name “Caged Heat.” Comicbook.com has reporters on-site in Wilmington, North Carolina where Iron Man 3 is scheduled to film at EUE/Screen Gems Studios. We’re hearing reports that set construction has already begun. As far as filming, we’re still hearing the target for initial filming will be very early May (with a possibility of late April). Even though Iron Man 3 has been officially announced as filming in Wilmington, the code name “Caged Heat” is still being used by various sources in the local Wilmington film industry.

Ha! Caged Heat. That’s a funny title, can they just keep it for the flick? As a tagline maybe? See, the cage is the Iron Man suit and, oh, you get it? Okay…

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A new collection of photos were added to HBO‘s Game of Thrones Facebook page today and they’re fantastic! They’ve included plenty of wonderful shots featuring characters old and new. It’s our first really great look at new faces Davos Seaworth (Liam Cunningham), Melisandre (Carice van Houten), Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane), Balon Greyjoy (Patrick Malahide) and Briene (Gwendoline Christie).

Of course, there are the more familiar faces of Jon Snow (Kit Harington), Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen), Joffrey Baratheon (Jack Gleeson), Bran Stark (Issac Hempstead Wright), Hodor (Kristian Nairn), Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner), Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), Renly Baratheon (Gethin Anthony), Arya Stark (Maisie Williams), Cersie Lannister (Lena Headey), Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage), Catelyn Stark (Michelle Fairley) and Rob Stark (Richard Madden).

Whew! This cast is massive! And as the show continues it’ll only get bigger and bigger. Check out the gallery below.

In addition these awesome photos, George R.R. Martin talked with SFX magazine recently about, duh!, Game of Thrones as well as the book series, A Song of Ice and Fire. He mentioned specifically the ninth episode of the second season, “Blackwater,” that he himself is writing,

It’s the Battle of the Blackwater, which I think was very cruel of David and Dan to give me. I have this reputation of always being too big and they gave me the biggest battle in the series. It’s got everything that will smash a budget to smithereens. It’s got castle walls, horses, ships, fire and a giant chain. We’ll have to see how much actually makes it to screen but I tried to do an episode of the show that was on one hand produceable, and on the other hand exciting and including as many of those elements as we could.”

Martin also mentioned we would be given a new viewpoint of the battle, not one we see in the book, from Stannis’ tent.

And of the progress on The Winds of Winter, the next book in the ASOIAF series? Martin confirms he’s already started writing and he thinks he’s got about fours years before the HBO series catches up. Here’s hoping you can finish in four years, George! Your track record isn’t the best, but with the pressure of an ever growing television audience maybe you can speed things up.

Game of Thrones returns April 1st.

Sources: Game of Thrones Official Twitter, WinterIsComing.net