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“The Avengers 2” is confirmed at New York Comic Con

“The Avengers 2” is confirmed at New York Comic Con (photo)

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In case you were under the false impression that ensemble collaboration in Marvel’s superhero movies would end in next year’s “The Avengers,” think again. Marvel producer and all around nerd hero Kevin Feige confirmed at last week’s New York Comic Con that plans for an “Avengers 2” are definitely in the works.

“We’re in pre-production on a movie called ‘Iron Man 3‘ right now. We’ve got a great director called Shane Black who’s taking the reins,” Feige said during “The Avengers” panel at the convention, as reported by CinemaBlend. “‘Iron Man 3’ will be the first in what we’re calling phase two that will hopefully results in an ‘Avengers 2.'”

It’s hard to fault the studio for looking ahead. It’s that same sort of forward-thinking that turned the surprise summer hit “Iron Man” into what’s shaping up to be a pretty successful film franchise and also one of the best comic book adaptations to date. So despite the fact that the first “Avengers” trailer only just hit the web and the movie is still more than half a year away, consider us excited for “The Avengers 2.”

Marvel’s recently announced future movie line-up could be a taste of things to come in the film franchise. After “Iron Man 3,” Marvel intends to release a sequel to “Thor” (which just landed a director), an adaptation of “Guardians of the Galaxy” and an adaptation of “Inhumans.” Both “Guardians” and “Inhumans” are intended to be ensemble flicks along the lines of “The Avengers,” so if those are expected to be released before “The Avengers 2,” we could be seeing a pretty big cast on our hands when all the various superheroes congregate together at last.

Are you excited at the prospect of “The Avengers 2,” or do you think Marvel’s movie planning is getting a bit out of control? Let us know in the comments section below or on Facebook and 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

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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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