Another internet rumor has caught people's attention, but after a bit of research, this seems a tad more plausable than one might think. ComicBookMovie recently reported that Iron Man 3 (2013 according to imdb) chose Wilmington, North Carolina, a coastal town, to film the latest installment of the franchise. EUE/Screen Gems Studios are also in this town, and inside said studios is a giant water tank.
That's right, a giant, special effects water tank is located within the studio that Iron Man 3 will be filming at. Lots of movies have a giant special effects water tank, like Titanic or Captain America: The First Avenger. That's where the rumor ends. At this point, most people are probably thinking, "that's it? Seriously?"
However, taking a look at Iron Man 2 leads many people to believe this is a possibility because of the amount of Easter eggs in earlier films. In Iron Man 2, the title Oracle is on a few items, including the giant dome at the Stark Expo. In the comics, Oracle is a company headed by Namor. In the beginning of Iron Man 2, when Whiplash is working on his whip-tech, there is a newspaper on the board in front of him that reads: "Atlantis."
The third piece of evidence is probably the coolest. ComicBookMovie noticed this one as well. In Iron Man 2, there is a scene with Nick Fury in front of a screen with a bunch of targets on it. To the left is the still, and to the right is a map from Marvel. While Atlantis is a bit more North, the target is pretty close to Namor's Solitary Place. Unless they really mean it's the lair of the Faceless Ones, an old Namor villain. Could they be one of the villains from Iron Man 3? Probably not, that's a HUGE stretch.
Either way, this could be something Atlantis related. Yes, this is a bit off, but viewers saw numerous Captain America references in the Iron Man films before Captain America was a movie. Maybe these are actual hints and not fanboys on the net freaking out. Aside from this, it does seem like the Iron Man franchise is leading up to the Demon in a Bottle story arc, and Namor is a part of that story line to an extent. Namor has ties to Captain America and Iron Man, and although he's a mutant, he fits in better with the world of Avengers. Heck, maybe he'll even be in the upcoming Avengers film?
What do you guys think? Is the Easter eggs and water tank a GIANT leap in fanboy logic, or do you see this as true evidence that Namor will be featured in the 2013 Iron Man 3 film?