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“Kick-Ass 2” gets an official release date and two new cast members


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It’s official: “Kick-Ass 2” is coming to theaters near you on June 28, 2013.

That’s pretty much what we were expecting based on the summer 2013 release date we’ve been hearing about in recent weeks. Variety‘s Josh Dickey tweeted the news about the premiere date, which was later confirmed by Universal. The follow-up to 2010’s “Kick-Ass” is due to start filming soon based on reports close to the production, and an array of actors have been lining up to get in on the action.

John Leguizamo has come on board as Javier, one of Red Mist’s boyguards, and Donald Faison is in talks to play Doctor Gravity, and now two more actors have joined the cast. Deadline is reporting that Morris Chestnut and Robert Emms have come on board to join with the side of good.

Chestnut will play Hit-Girl’s guardian, a role Deadline is calling a “strong” part. It’s unclear if Chestnut will be replacing Omari Hardwick’s character from “Kick-Ass,” who ended the film as her guardian. Since there will be a time jump in “Kick-Ass 2” and Hit-Girl will be several years older, there’s a good chance Chestnut will be playing a new character entirely.

Emms, on the other hand, is playing one of Kick-Ass’s allies in his war against Red Mist The Motherf–ker. He’ll portray Insect Man, a police officer who joins up with Kick-Ass’s crew, Justice Forever.

In addition to these four newcomers, “Kick-Ass 2” will mark the return of Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Nicolas Cage, Lyndsy Fonseca and Yancy Butler. The new film will be directed by Jeff Wadlow and produced by Matthew Vaughn.

What are you most looking forward to about “Kick-Ass 2”? 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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