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“Man of Steel” sequel rumored to be commissioning writers

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Warner Bros apparently really likes what they’re seeing on the set of Zack Snyder‘s “Man of Steel.” In fact, they seem to like it so much that they’re talking about commissioning new writers to start penning a sequel. Keep in mind that “Man of Steel” isn’t supposed to wrap for another few months, and won’t even hit theaters until June 2013.

Think McFly Think is reporting that WB is looking to “Harry Potter” scribe Steve Kloves as well as “Pacific Rim’s” Travis Beacham and “Raiders of the Lost Ark’s” Lawrence Kasdan to pen the script. There’s a pretty good chance that WB is just throwing names at the board to see who sticks — if this rumor even is true, mind you — and that no official talks have started. Beacham took to Twitter to say he hasn’t been approached yet, but he wouldn’t say “no” if he was.

“Re: the Supes thing — I haven’t heard anything, but I’d be flattered to be considered. Superman is a mythic touchstone of mine,” he wrote. “I have not been approached. That said, I’d be thrilled. Supes is a pretty elemental influence for me.”

This isn’t anything to get too worked up about. It’s far from the first time a sequel has been commissioned before the first film has hit theaters. In fact, Warner Bros did it earlier this year before “Green Lantern” hit theaters, though judging by how poorly that film did, a sequel likely won’t hit the light of day. This seems like it’s WB’s way of covering their backs incase “Man of Steel” does end up becoming a big hit. That way, they won’t have to wait several years to get a script commissioned and then put the film through development.

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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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