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Joss Whedon teases potential future Marvel villain


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Could Joss Whedon have a villain up his sleeve for “The Avengers 2” other than Thanos? The director revealed at a recent Q&A that there was a character he wanted to introduce in “The Avengers” but was told by his higher ups that he wasn’t allowed to.

“It took me a long time to accept that because I was like, ‘They need someone to hit,'” Whedon said according to /Film. The audience then pressed Whedon to say who that villain was, to which he answered, “I’m not gonna tell you that because that person might crop up another time.”

That’s interesting because one would think that Whedon would admit who the villain would have been if it is someone who has already been announced. Thanos, Malekith and Kurse all have been revealed as future Marvel villains, but they don’t seem to be the one Whedon was talking about. It will be interesting to see if that character does later get incorporated, and who he or she (or it) would have been.

Whedon also admitted that at one point the Wasp was going to have a role in the “Avengers.” He needed a female character for the film, and there was a time when Scarlett Johansson’s involvement as Black Widow wasn’t confirmed. He called that script a “very Wasp-y draft” but then admitted, “it was way too Wasp-y. Cause I was like, ‘She’s adorable!’ I’m just gonna write her!'”

“The Avengers 2” is due in theaters on May 1, 2015.

What villain do you think Whedon is talking about? 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

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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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