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“Prometheus” video teases more from Idris Elba’s Captain Janek


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Have we seen the last of Idris Elba’s “Prometheus” character Captain Janek? A new video has thrown his fate in that movie into question.

The folks over at Hey U Guys got their hands on a new clip that shows Elba in character preparing for what looks like some sort of new mission. Since the video was released in anticipation of the Blu-ray and DVD release of “Prometheus,” it seems safe to assume that it could just be a special feature or something. But considering how heavy handed the Ridley Scott film has been with its virals, it could also be proof that there’s more of Captain Janek to come.

Janek met what seemed like a pretty definitive demise in “Prometheus,” but if there’s anything we’ve learned from science fiction movies it’s that a character isn’t dead unless you see him die — and even then that death isn’t set in stone. The “Alien” series is notorious for bringing characters back to life, so what makes “Prometheus” any different? With a sequel on its way, we wouldn’t be surprised if more than just Noomi Rapace’s Elizabeth Shaw and Michael Fassbender’s David were back for another go.

Of course, we could be reading way too much into this and this video could just be a special feature taking place before “Prometheus” that introduces Janek to fans. But what fun is “Prometheus” without a little speculation to make it go down smooth? We all thought the flick would be a prequel to “Alien,” and look how that turned out.

“Prometheus” hits Blu-ray and DVD on October 8.

What’s your take on this new video? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

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Cancel it!

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Wedding Planners

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Disaster Hut

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Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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