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“Guardians of the Galaxy” lands Lee Pace as its villain


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“Pushing Daisies” fans rejoice, because Lee Pace has landed quite the exciting new role. It’s being reported that he has won the villain role in the upcoming Marvel film “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

The Wrap reports that Pace is in final negotiations to play the undisclosed villain role. That seems to imply that Thanos won’t be the only bad guy the Guardians will face, if he’s even in “Guardians of the Galaxy” at all. Considering Pace has played an elf (in “The Hobbit”) and a vampire (in “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn”) in the past, a comic book villain doesn’t seem like it’s much of a stretch for him.

Production on “Guardians of the Galaxy” is slated to begin in June, so expect quite a few more big casting announcements before that date. With “Iron Man 3” due out in a week and a half and the “Thor: The Dark World” trailer already online, this is proof that the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Two is officially underway.

Chris Pratt has already been cast as Star-Lord and Dave Bautista landed the role of Drax the Destroyer. Though it’s not confirmed, Zoe Saldana is rumored for the part of Gamora. Rocket Raccoon and Groot have yet to be cast. Michael Rooker will play Yondu and Ophelia Lovibond is tapped as an aide to The Collector. “Guardians of the Galaxy” is due in theaters on August 1, 2014. It is said to follow Star-Lord as he leads his group of alien superheroes to protect the solar system from an “evil alien race.”

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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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