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New “Avengers” set photos could be big spoilers

New “Avengers” set photos could be big spoilers (photo)

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Last week, we reported on a study that praised the benefits of spoiling the end of a movie and suggested that the more audiences know about a story going into it, the more enjoyment they’ll get out of it. If that’s really the case, than the latest batch of photos from the set of “The Avengers” should ensure that the film receives a standing ovation when it finally hits theaters.

Posted over at SuperHeroHype, the photos were shot around the Cleveland set, which is doubling for New York City in a key scene. While the main focus of the photos is actor Chris Evans in his Captain America uniform, there are a few other elements of the film that just might reveal (or confirm) a major plot point that’s been the stuff of rumors for the last year or so.

Consider this your official SPOILER ALERT, folks. There are potentially beneficial, enjoyment-enhancing images ahead!

In the new photos, Evans is front and center as Captain America, but he’s not the only character appearing in the shots. Not only are there a pair of actors clad head-to-toe in motion-capture suits, but they’re also wielding some strange weapons that may or may not be alien in nature.

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Thus far, the only villain that’s been confirmed for the film is Loki, Tom Hiddleston’s character from “Thor.” However, the presence of several actors in full motion-capture suits would seem to indicate that the trickster god won’t be the only person causing problems for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.

A while back, a rumor made the rounds that script for “The Avengers” leaned heavily on a storyline involving the Kree-Skrull war — an intergalactic battle two alien races that spilled over onto Earth and forced the Avengers to take action. Given the look of the weapons and presence of those motion-capture suits (which allow a computer to create a digital image based on an actor’s movement), it certainly seems plausible that the photos show a brawl between Cap and invaders from outer space.

In fact, there’s even a video of the scene that’s found its way online:

Repeat after me: Spoilers are good for the soul… Spoilers are good for the soul… Spoilers are good for the soul…

What do you think is going on in the “Avengers” scene being filmed? Chime in below or on Facebook or Twitter.

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Hank Azaria Gets Thrown A Curve Ball

Brockmire Premieres April 5 at 10P

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Unless you’ve somehow missed every episode of the Simpsons since 1989, then surely you know that Hank Azaria is one of the most important character actors of our time. He’s so prolific and his voice is so dynamic that he’s responsible for more iconic personalities than most folks realize. Basically, he’s the great and powerful Oz — except that when you pull back the curtain the truth is actually more impressive. And now Hank is coming to IFC to bring yet another character to the TV pop culture hive mind in the new series Brockmire. Check out the trailer below.

Based on the following Funny or Die short and co-starring Amanda Peet, Brockmire follows the story of imploded major league sportscaster Jim Brockmire as he tries to resurrect his career by calling plays for a floundering minor league team in a podunk town.

The series is written by Joel Church-Cooper (Undateable) and produced by Funny or Die’s Mike Farah and Joe Farrell, meaning that there’s funny in front of the camera, funny behind the camera–funny all around. Sounds like a ball to us.

Brockmire premieres April 5 at 10P on IFC.

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Portlandia On People Who Can’t Park

Portlandia returns tonight at 10P on IFC.

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If flagrant bad parking takes nerve, then retaliatory note writing takes neuroses. Watch Fred and Carrie take passive aggression to next level in Car Notes, the new Portlandia web series presented by Subaru. The first episode is yours right here and now, and you can see every installment of Car Notes anytime online, on the IFC app and on demand.

Portlandia returns tonight at 10P on IFC.

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Nick Kroll and John Mulaney To Host Spirit Awards

The Spirit Awards Air February 25 LIVE on IFC.

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The 2017 Spirit Awards have finally found their frontmen: Nick Kroll and John Mulaney. And it’s no wonder. Just marvel in their splendid chemistry back when they appeared on Comedy Bang! Bang!:

The pair are prolific within the performing arts community: television (Kroll in The League and The Kroll Show, Mulaney as a writer of IFC’s own Documentary Now!), theater (including Broadway’s current Oh Hello Show), and stand-up comedy. In fact, it’s entirely possible that emceeing an awards show is one of the few remaining line items on their professional bucket lists.

It’s important to caveat this announcement, however. Unlike the bigger and more ubiquitously known awards shows, the Spirit Awards are not, well…boring. (We’re talking to you, Oscar.)

They’re funny. They’re honest. They have quality to match the red-carpet fanfare. And that’s alarmingly special. Last year’s show included some legitimately historic moments, like when transgender actress Mya Taylor won best supporting female, or Kate McKinnon’s hilarious and timely parody of Carol. See more highlights here to get the flavor of the Spirit Awards and read all about Film Independent to dig deeper.

The 2017 Spirit Awards air live February 25 at 5P ET exclusively on IFC.

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