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“The Wolverine” trailer won’t come out until 2013


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By the time “The Wolverine” trailer finally hits theaters, there will only be a few months left to go until the movie comes out.

Director James Mangold made the announcement on his Twitter account, shooting down rumors that “The Wolverine” trailer will premiere before “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.” That honor will instead go to “Star Trek 2” and “Man of Steel,” as “X-Men” fans will have to wait until next year for a first look at “The Wolverine.”

But is that a bad thing? Comic book films are generally helped by early buzz, which allows fans to get hyped up early on for a movie that could still be months or a year down the road. However, doing so could lead to expectations that are too big for one movie to carry, and the film could ultimately fail as a result of the hype machine getting too big.

Generally, the success of a big blockbuster movie hinges on its quality versus how well it’s been promoted, but “The Wolverine” could definitely benefit from some early promotion. The film is due out on July 26, 2013, which means that Fox will only have seven months to sell audiences on the movie if a trailer comes out in January. However, it seems more likely that Fox will attach the teaser to something like the Super Bowl on February 3 or “A Good Day to Die Hard” on February 13, which means we really won’t get much time to be sold on “The Wolverine.”

Maybe it’s just the fact that we’ve been covering “The Wolverine” for so long that it feels like a trailer should be coming out already. Still, this news makes us nervous considering how much this film has been delayed. It’s been a while since “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” came out, and audiences might question why they want to return to see Wolverine after the success of “X-Men: First Class.” Then again, Hugh Jackman might be able to get audiences into theaters regardless of what movie he’s in, so there could be nothing to worry about after all. But is it too much to hope that “The Wolverine” is as great as “First Class” was? We hope not.

Does the fact “The Wolverine’s” trailer won’t come out until 2013 make you nervous too? 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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