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“The Dark Knight Rises” gets a fiery new poster

The Dark Knight Rises poster

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Sure, everyone’s talking about “The Avengers” these days, but even Marvel’s record-breaking superhero team-up movie could face some stiff competition at the box office when “The Dark Knight Rises” finally hits theaters. Only adding to the anticipation surrounding Christopher Nolan’s franchise-ending film is a new poster that arrived online today for the third — and final — chapter of Nolan’s celebrated Bat-verse.

The new poster for “The Dark Knight Rises” debuted on the film’s official Facebook page, and sports the tagline “A Fire Will Rise.” The poster is similar to the one that debuted way back in July 2011, featuring a crumbling Gotham skyline in the shape of Batman’s iconic symbol. This time around, the skyline is engulfed in flames, and Batman (Christian Bale) stands front and center in the image, head down and fists clenched.

It’s also worth noting the small, recurring line that appears on much of the promotional images for the film, and precedes the release date: “The Legend Ends.” It’s been known for a while now that the upcoming film will close Nolan’s three-film franchise in explosive fashion, but the notion that the series will end with “The Dark Knight Rises” has led many to wonder whether we could see Batman actually (*gasp*) die in the final film.

Earlier this month, the final trailer for “The Dark Knight Rises”f debuted online, so with today’s poster and all of “The Avengers” hype behind us, it feels like we could be moving into the home stretch for Batman’s return to the big screen. The only other, high-profile comic book hit the screen between now and the July 20 premiere of “The Dark Knight Rises” is “The Amazing Spider-Man,” which isn’t expected to offer too much competition for Nolan’s Batman or Marvel’s superteam.

You can check out the poster for “The Dark Knight Rises” below:

The Dark Knight Rises poster

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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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