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“Captain America” and “Avengers” teaser: 5 things to look for in the new footage

“Captain America” and “Avengers” teaser: 5 things to look for in the new footage (photo)

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Sure, the decision by Marvel Studios and Paramount Pictures to release footage from the final scene in “Captain America: The First Avenger” and the post-credits “Avengers” teaser has prompted no small amount of debate regarding the merits of revealing such spoiler-tastic elements, but why not put a positive spin on the situation?

When you watch the new clip that debuted on Yahoo Movies below, here are five things to look out for that make the clip, well… kind of awesome.

1. Steve Rogers’ T-Shirt

The scene from “Captain America” shows Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) running through Manhattan, bewildered by how different everything looks. Check out the symbol on the chest of his t-shirt. As some fans have pointed out, it has a nice resemblance to the new symbol being worn by his comic-book counterpart (shown below). Even if it’s not intentional, it’s still a nice comic-movie connection to ponder.

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2. Tony Stark Digs Black Sabbath

In the “Avengers” teaser, one of the images that flits by is a shot of Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) wearing a Black Sabbath t-shirt. This is a nice little nod to the band and their song “Iron Man,” which was used in the first “Iron Man” movie.


3. Captain America’s New Costume

Another image that passes by quickly is a shot of Captain America in his new, modern-era costume (pictured at the top of this article). We got an early peek at the costume via some Comic-Con promo art, but this is a nice look at the upper half of the suit actually being worn by Evans.


4. The God Of Thunder Gets A Wardrobe Change

While not as obvious as Captain America’s costume change, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) also appears to have received a tweak or two to his costume in the time since his solo movie. There are a few subtle changes in the costume that will require some pause-and-study reflection, so get your clicking finger ready.


5. The Snark

Okay, this one is right there and in the open, but it’s still worth calling out. Everyone is wondering whether Joss Whedon’s knack for dialogue and Robert Downey Jr.’s ad-libbing will mesh well in “Avengers,” and we got our first, ever-so-brief preview in the teaser when Tony tells Thor, “You’ve got a mean swing.”

What did you think of the footage? How about the decision to release it? Chime in below or on Facebook or Twitter.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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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

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at IFC.com

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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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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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.



Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…