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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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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…