Just in case last week's glut of Iron Man 3 news wasn't enough to hold you over, Marvel has just unveiled the first official set photo from the movie, which signals the beginning of production in North Carolina this week. Even though it's nothing too groundbreaking or tantalizing, it is a tangible reminder that this movie will be in theaters before we even really have had time to digest The Avengers.

Featuring Tony Stark's (Robert Downey Jr.) ever-growing Hall of Armor, this picture is a visual history of where the character started at the beginning of Iron Man and where he is now in the fourth movie he has been featured in. We hope this installment features some of Stark's other armors like the Stealth, Deep Space, or Hydro versions of the suit because we would love to see that Hall grow to the mammoth size that it is in the comics. 

Iron Man 3 will hit theaters on May 3, 2013. 

[via Marvel]