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Producer Kevin Feige clarifies new “Avengers” scene rumor

Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans in "The Avengers"

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The rumor mill was recently sent into high gear after Robert Downey Jr. teased that he and his costars were going to film one more scene in “The Avengers” during an interview at the film’s press conference in Los Angeles. Producer Kevin Feige and director Joss Whedon have both since come out to refute that claim, but it seems like that’s just because their definition of “scene” differs from that of Downey.

In an interview with Blogomatic 3000 at the European premiere of “The Avengers,” Feige teased that the new scene isn’t what we think at all. But he did confirm that the cast had shot some more footage that could potentially go into the movie.

“I will tell you this: It was not a scene. It was not a scene. There’s little things. It’s been blown out of proportion. Which is fun, I like that things are blown out of proportion. Sometimes they’re true sometimes they’re not,” Feige said.

He continued, “There is the potential that there will be one little change. People might not even notice it. It’s not a big thing.”

As someone who has not yet seen the movie, it’s hard to be clear what Feige is talking about. Everything we’ve heard about the flick is that it’s locked down and ready to go. It’s hard to think that Whedon decided to go in three weeks before “The Avengers” hits theaters and change something in the movie. In all likelihood, any alterations will be so minor that we won’t even know they’re there.

Maybe Downey was just egging the press on to see if they’d bite, or maybe there actually is some substance to what he said. Feige has always done a good job of hedging questions, so it could be that he’s trying to mislead people. Our hope is that Whedon shot something a little extra to tie in to the recent “Iron Man 3” Ben Kingsley casting announcement, as that will be Marvel’s next film in this series to hit theaters. At least we only have to wait until May 4 to know for sure.

Do you think the new footage is as minor as Feige said? Tell us 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 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…