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“The Human Fly” next Marvel superhero to get movie treatment


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“The Human Fly,” a former Marvel superhero, is going to get the big screen treatment, according to new reports.

Deadline has the news, saying that the proposed indie is not going to be produced by Marvel. Instead, “The Human Fly” will live outside of the Marvel cinematic universe in a world that will be produced by Alan Brewer, James Reach and Eisenberg-Fisher Productions. A script has already been commissioned and will be written by Tony Babinski, an in-house historian for Cirque Du Soleil. If you know a thing or two about the background of “The Human Fly,” then that’s great news.

Don’t be surprised if you haven’t heard of “The Human Fly” before. He was a fairly under-the-radar character who had a 19-issue run from 1977 to 1979. The comic followed a stuntman who was injured during a car crash and had to get several reconstructive surgeries that replaced much of his body with steel. He later went on to adopt the identity of the Human Fly, and split his time between stopping criminals and performing his stuntwork for charity.

It’s pretty exciting that Babinski is writing the project since he has plenty of knowledge of the world of aerial stunts. Clearly this is something that’s close to his heart, and maybe he’ll get some Cirque choreographers involved so the movie can have great high-flying action as well as a good story.

Will Marvel try to incorporate “The Human Fly” into their cinematic universe one day down the road? Maybe, but it’s not likely. The character frequently teams up with Daredevil and Spider-Man, both of which are properties whose movie rights are owned by other studios. In all likelihood, this indie will exist on its own and not have the weight of an entire franchise of bigger characters on its shoulders. And that’s just fine by us.

Are you excited for a “The Human Fly” movie? 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

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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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