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“The Amazing Spider-Man” sequel gets 2014 release date

“The Amazing Spider-Man” sequel gets 2014 release date (photo)

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We still have almost a year before Marvel’s famous wall-crawler swings back into theaters in “The Amazing Spider-Man,” but that hasn’t stopped the studio from staking their claim on a release date for the sequel.

Spider-fans, mark your calendars: the sequel to Marc Webb’s reboot of the Spider-Man movie universe will hit theaters May 2, 2014.

Currently being written by James Vanderbilt, the sequel is expected to kick off that year’s summer movie season. And if all goes as planned with “The Amazing Spider-Man” next year, it will likely return Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker, the web-slinging, wall-crawling hero of Sony’s rebooted franchise.

Of course, at this point everything’s up in the air regarding the upcoming reboot, as the first trailer for “The Amazing Spider-Man” was only released a few weeks ago during Comic-Con in San Diego. Still, reaction to the first footage was positive, and early opinion seems to favor Webb’s revamped take on Spidey, Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), and the first supervillain he’ll face, The Lizard (Rhys Ifans).

While the general public hasn’t seen The Lizard yet (that was a treat reserved for Comic-Con attendees), we’ve seen plenty of Garfield and Stone in their respective roles, as well as lots of images of the redesigned Spider-Man costume.

Here’s hoping the the upcoming film lives up to all the hype, and that May 2014 release date becomes yet another big day for comic book movie fans to look forward to.

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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

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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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