The first photo from the set of Iron Man 3 has been released, and you can see it on RTÉ TEN.

Production on the Shane Black-directed film is underway in Wilmington, North Carolina, with other locations set to include Florida and China.

The film sees Robert Downey Jr return as Tony Stark/Iron Man along with Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts, Don Cheadle as James 'Rhodey' Rhodes and Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan.

Iron Man 3 is due for release in Ireland on May 3 2013.

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