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“Thor 2” star Jaimie Alexander wants Sif and Thor’s relationship to “progress”

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With all the rumors swirling that Natalie Portman might not end up wanting to return for “Thor 2,” could it be that he has another love interest still in the mix? In the comic books, one of Thor’s lady loves was the Norse goddess Sif, played by Jaimie Alexander in the 2011 film. It turns out that Alexander would be very interested in seeing the upcoming sequel, “Thor 2,” head that route.

“I’m a comic book nerd at heart, so I’d like to see the relationship between Thor and Sif progress,” she told MTV News in a recent interview. “Whether or not they do that, we’re not sure yet. We’ll see. I think that element will be in there, but I don’t know how much.”

As for whether or not she’ll make an appearance in “The Avengers,” Alexander said it’s doubtful. But, that being said, she’s not going to count it out as a possibility until “The Avengers” hits theaters on May 4.

“Sometimes you never know. It’ll be funny – they’ll call you and they’ll do a post-credits scene and you go, ‘Oh, so everything I said in interviews is completely wrong.’ So you never know!” she teased.

Also, it seems like “Thor 2” is going through yet another change-up behind the scenes. Deadline has learned that the flick’s screenplay will undergo a rewrite by “Saving Private Ryan” scribe Robert Rodat. Don Payne wrote the original “Thor 2” screenplay, as well as the first film.

That delay still should have the movie lined up for a summer production start date like Tom Hiddleston said earlier this week.

“Thor 2” is slated for a November 15, 2013 release date. It is directed by Alan Taylor and is lined up to star Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Hiddleston.

Would you like to see a romance bloom between Thor and Sif? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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Inauguration Alternative

Bill Murray On Repeat

It's a movie "Murray-thon" all-day Friday on IFC.

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Democrats, Republicans and Millennials agree: 2017 is shaping up to be a spectacle — a spectacle that really kicks into high gear this Friday with the presidential inauguration. Not only will the new POTUS swear in, but all the Country’s highest offices will be filled. It’s a daunting prospect, and to feel a little anxious about it is only normal. But if your anxiety is snowballing into panic, we have a solution:
Bill Murray.

He’s the human embodiment of a mental “Happy Place”, and there’s really no problem he can’t solve. So, with that in mind, how about we all set aside reality for a moment and let Bill take the pain away by imagining a top-shelf White House cabinet filled exclusively by his signature characters. Here are a few hypothetical appointments for your consideration…

Secretary of Defense:
Bill Murray from Stripes

His incompetence is balanced by charm, and dumb luck is inexplicably on his side. America could do worse.

Secretary of State:
Bill Murray from Lost In Translation

A seasoned globetrotter steeped in regional traditions who has the respect of the whole wide world. And he kills Costello in karaoke, which is very important.

Press Secretary:
Bill Murray from Ghostbusters

“Cats and dogs, living together. Mass hysteria.” Dude knows how to brief a room.

Secretary of Health and Human Services:
Bill Murray from What About Bob.

A doctor-approved people person who knows that progress is measured in baby steps.

Secretary of Energy:
Bill Murray from Groundhog Day

Let’s be honest, this world is going to need a lot of do-overs.

Feeling better? Hold on to that bliss. And enjoy a healthy alternative to the inauguration brouhaha with multiple Murrays all Friday long in an IFC movie marathon including Kingpin, Zombieland, Ghostbusters, and Ghostbusters II.

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Home Run

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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Car Notes

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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