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Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Two teased in new featurette

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There have been plenty of teases about the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Two released courtesy of the Phase One “Avengers Assembled” Blu-ray boxed set, and now fans have received a full look at the upcoming movies. From “Iron Man 3” to “Ant-Man,” the below featurette should get Marvel groupies excited for what’s in store over the next five years.


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Though the images in this featurette have already been released online, this is first time people have seen the various films’ directors talking about what’s in store in Phase Two. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige teased how “Iron Man 3” fits into the larger picture, with director Shane Black teasing the film as well. “Thor: The Dark World” director Alan Taylor discussed the images we wrote about earlier today, while Joe and Anthony Russo talked about their plan for “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”

However, the most exciting parts of the featurette come when James Gunn opened up about “Guardians of the Galaxy” as a space epic, Joss Whedon gave an update on “The Avengers 2” and Marvel released a snippet of the footage Edgar Wright shot for “Ant-Man” for the first time.

“Iron Man 3” is based on Warren Ellis’ “Iron Man” comic book series “Extremis.” The flick is directed by Shane Black and also stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Jon Favreau, Wang Xueqi and Ben Kingsley.

“Thor: The Dark World” is due in theaters on November 8, 2013. It stars Chris Hemsworth, Hiddleston, Christopher Eccleston, Kat Dennings, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Zachary Levi, Alice Krige, Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Chris O’Dowd and Idris Elba. The film will follow the plot line of Thor’s confrontation with Malekith the Accursed and the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim made popular by the comic books.

“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” stars Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, Toby Jones, Maximiliano Hernandez, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Hayley Atwell, Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo and Emily VanCamp. Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, it’s due in theaters on April 4, 2014.

“Guardians of the Galaxy” is due out on August 1, 2014. It’s directed by James Gunn and will star Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer and Chris Pratt as Star-Lord. The roles of Groot, Rocket Raccoon and Gamora have not been cast.

Joss Whedon is directing “The Avengers 2,” which is due out on May 1, 2015, and Edgar Wright’s “Ant-Man” comes out on November 6, 2015.

What do you think of this MCU: Phase Two teaser? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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Final Countdown

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 IFC.com

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Rev Up

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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Give Back

Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.



Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…