Michigan Loses Iron Man 3 to North Carolina

Following up on last week's news that Marvel Studios had decided on Screen Gems Studios in Wilmington, North Carolina for Iron Man 3 comes news that Michigan was also in contention, but like The Avengers, the state lost the movie due to possible future legislative approval not going through. Here's a clip from the Detroit Free Press:

Seven months after "The Avengers" decided not to film in Michigan, the state has lost out on an opportunity to attract another blockbuster after negotiations with Marvel Studios to make "Iron Man 3" went awry.

The Hollywood studio had sought between $20 million to $30 million in incentives to film in Michigan, but the Michigan Film Office initially offered just $13 million, causing Marvel to launch talks with other states, said Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, R-Monroe.

The Michigan Film Office upped its offer to $20 million, matching North Carolina, according to Richardville, who tried to attract the movie to the state. But he said Marvel chose to film in North Carolina because it guaranteed the money whereas Michigan's deal was contingent on future legislative approval. Marvel did not return several requests seeking comment.

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