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Is there a creed in venture capital?

Scott Lenet Contributor Share on Twitter Scott Lenet is President of Touchdown Ventures. More posts by this contributor Analyzing the spectrum of corporate innovation from R&D to VC “Darth Ventures” and the efficacy of Sith management techniques How should venture capitalists and corporate innovators assess Din Djarin, the protagonist of The Mandalorian? He’s introduced as a bounty hunter, a me...
Tags: Startups, Column, Tech, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Jon Favreau, The Mandalorian, Din Djarin, EC Column, Scott Lenet, VC Darth Ventures


Situation Room meetings about the 2011 bin Laden raid were named 'Mickey Mouse meeting' to ensure its secrecy, new account says

Then-Vice President Joe Biden, President Barack Obama, and top US military and political officials seen in the Situation Room overseeing the Osama bin Laden raid. White House/Pete Souza/Handout via Reuters Former US officials told Politico how the 2011 hit on Osama bin Laden was planned in the White House. Situation Room meetings were labeled "Mickey Mouse meeting" on calendars to hide the subject. The report details in minute detail how the US located and planned to kill the al-Qaeda lead...
Tags: Politics, Obama, Osama Bin Laden, White House, Politico, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Gop, News UK, Ben Rhodes, Al Qaeda, Cia, Jon Favreau


Thor Shaped the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Truly Important Ways

On May 2, 2008, the Marvel Cinematic Universe was born. The release of Jon Favreau’s Iron Man was the first part in a story that’s now sprawled over a decade, almost two dozen movies, and changed film history as we know it. However, all of that might not have played out the same way had it not been for what happened a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Iron Man, Thor, Jon Favreau


‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Director Rian Johnson Wants to Direct an Episode of ‘The Mandalorian’

The first two seasons of The Mandalorian saw a variety of directors get behind the camera for the live-action Star Wars series, including executive producers Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau. But sometime in the future, The Mandalorian may have one of the Star Wars feature film directors step in to direct an episode, because Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson wants a crack at the series. Reporter Sariah Wilson (via ComingSoon) recently caught up with director Rian Johnson for an upcomi...
Tags: Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Netflix, Sequels, Johnson, Usa Today, Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm, Rian Johnson, Robert Rodriguez, ComingSoon, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Rick Famuyiwa, Dave Filoni


Rian Johnson Wants to Direct an Episode of The Mandalorian

Rian Johnson has spoken with Dave Filoni about directing an episode of The Mandalorian In a recent interview with USA Today’s Sariah Wilson, critically acclaimed director Rian Johnson, who helmed Star Wars: The Last Jedi, made it known that he would love to return to that galaxy far, far away. However, rather than a film, Johnson would love to direct an episode of hit Disney+ show The Mandalorian. In fact, he’s already spoken to co-executive producer Dave Filoni about getting involved.. RELA...
Tags: Star Wars, Comics, TV, Movies, Disney, Netflix, TV News, Johnson, Usa Today, Jon Favreau, Gina Carano, Rian Johnson, Wilson, Jedi, Rian, Colin Wilson


Every Star Wars movie and show you can stream on Disney Plus - from 'A New Hope' to 'The Mandalorian'

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Disney Plus offers every Star Wars movie from the original trilogy through "The Rise of Skywalker." The service is also home to exclusive Star Wars shows, like "The Mandalorian" and "The Bad Batch." Disney Plus costs $8 a month or $80 a year. Monthly Subscription Service (small) The Disney Plus streaming service is home to a large selection of movies and TV shows from all...
Tags: Reviews, Star Wars, Japan, Entertainment, Disney, Trends, Tech, Features, Fox, Netflix, Iron Man, Streaming, Espn, Thor, Pixar, Jon Favreau


All the new shows you can watch on Disney Plus - from 'The Mandalorian' to 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier'

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Disney+; Gilbert Espinoza/Business Insider Disney Plus has several new shows based on big franchises, like "Star Wars" and Marvel. The service also offers a lot of non-fiction shows and documentaries. Disney Plus costs $8/month or $80/year, and you can bundle it with Hulu and ESPN+ for $14/month. Monthly Subscription Service (small) Disney Plus has a lot of new shows to stream. There are spin-offs, s...
Tags: Reviews, Star Wars, Hayden Christensen, TV, Minnesota, Entertainment, Office, New York City, Marvel, Disney, US, Trends, Tech, Earth, Features, New Jersey


‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2 Featurette Shines a Light on the Bigger, Improved Virtual Sets

The first season of The Mandalorian brought an innovative new tool to the filmmaking world with the virtual set production technology known as StageCraft. Often referred to on set as “The Volume,” Industrial Light & Magic’s StageCraft technology allows for fully rendered digitally created backgrounds to appear on LED screens in incredibly high resolution. It’s essentially real time visual effects that makes shooting movies and TV shows infinitely more efficient and cost effective. A new feature...
Tags: Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Sequels, Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm, Visual Effects, Ilm, Helios, Video Clips, Favreau, Industrial Light Magic, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Video Of The Day


The Mandalorian Season 2 Was Made With the Most Powerful Filmmaking Tool ILM Has Ever Created

When people think of Industrial Light and Magic, they obviously think of great visual effects, as well as the countless classic movies the company has worked on. But what you might not realize is that for many of those films, some of the effects were completely impossible until ILM specifically created the technology…Read more...
Tags: Science, Jon Favreau, Ilm, Fortnite, Fictional Characters, Television Series, Industrial Light, The Mandalorian, Mandalorians, Creative Works


ILM shows off the new Stagecraft LED wall used for season 2 of ‘The Mandalorian’

The first season of “The Mandalorian” last year wasn’t just a great show, it was the result of an entirely new paradigm in film and TV production. Stagecraft, the enormous LED-wall volume ILM used to shoot that season has since been expanded and updated to be better, faster and easier to use. In a behind-the-scenes video, directors and others from the production weigh in on how the system makes everything easier, and enumerate the improvements for the 2.0 version. The most recognizable piece of ...
Tags: Star Wars, Media, Entertainment, Disney, Tech, Jon Favreau, Robert Rodriguez, Ilm, Unreal Engine, Unreal, Favreau, Industrial Light And Magic, The Mandalorian, Cinema Tech, ILM Disney Unreal


CS Soapbox: MCU Chronology is a Crucial Part of the Success

CS Soapbox: MCU Chronology is a Crucial Part of the Success Marvel has done an impeccable job crafting the one and — as of now — only successful cinematic universe (okay, maybe The Conjuring). Other studios have tried and failed to create their own intertwined franchises over the years, but none have unlocked the secret to the MCU’s sustained success. So, what gives? What is Marvel doing differently than the others? Here’s one theory: a heavy focus on chronology, or an emphasis on releasing ...
Tags: Movies, Justice, Robert Downey Jr, Marvel, Superman, Disney, America, Russell Crowe, Suicide Squad, Justice League, Chris Hemsworth, Thor, Thanos, Jon Favreau, James Gunn, Tom Cruise


Disney+’s Live-Action Peter Pan & Wendy Film Begins Production

Disney+’s Live-Action Peter Pan & Wendy Film Begins Production Disney+ has announced that production on Walt Disney Studios’ upcoming and newest live-action film adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s classic novel Peter Pan & Wendy has finally commenced in Vancouver. The long-in development feature was originally set for a theatrical release but was officially moved to Disney+ last December along with Robert Zemeckis’ Pinocchio. “Peter Pan has long been one of my favorite stories, partially because I’...
Tags: Movies, Robin Williams, Disney, Julia Roberts, Hugh Jackman, Streaming, Vancouver, John, Scarlett Johansson, Peter Pan, Jon Favreau, Marvel Studios, Steven Spielberg, Anderson, Michael, Guy Richie


‘The Mandalorian’ Visual Guide Will Not Arrive This Year; Original Novel Not Moving Forward, Either

Apologies to fans of The Mandalorian, but we have some disappointing news from the publishing world. The Mandalorian Ultimate Visual Guide, a deep dive into the lore and minutiae depicted in Lucasfilm’s first live-action Star Wars series, has been canceled…at least for the time being. And that’s not all: an original novel set in the world of the show has also been scrapped. Read on to learn the reason why. Due to the ever-expanding world of The Mandalorian, we will no longer be publishing Th...
Tags: Books, Movies, Disney, US, Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm, Gina Carano, New Republic, Christopher, Rosario Dawson, Del Ray, Disney/Pixar, Carano, Dave Filoni, Pablo Hidalgo, Ahsoka Tano


‘The Mandalorian’ and ‘WandaVision’ Share the Same Killer Flaws

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, political, and opinionated about anything and everything.) This post contains spoilers for The Mandalorian and the latest episode of WandaVision . For better or worse, the debuts of The Mandalorian and WandaVision on Disney+ within just 14 months of each other represent something of a game-changer in this Streaming Era. Amid so many different shows all competing for the same spotlight in a post- Game of Thrones vac...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Features, Fox, Jon Favreau, Wanda, Vision, Rian Johnson, Paul Bettany, Luke Skywalker, Boba Fett, Mando, Evan Peters, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Gideon, Borg


US coronavirus cases have dropped 70% in the last six weeks. Experts chalk it up to more immunity and better behavior.

Physician John Jones, tests administrative assistant Morgan Bassin for COVID-19 at One Medical in Scottsdale, Arizona, June 17, 2020. Courtney Pedroza/Reuters Average daily coronavirus cases in the US have fallen roughly 70% in the last six weeks. Experts attribute this to two main factors: a buildup of immunity and fewer social interactions after the holidays. Other factors, including state lockdowns and increased mask wearing, could have also played a role. Visit the Business section of ...
Tags: Science, News, California, New York City, US, Trends, Atlantic, New Mexico, Jon Favreau, North Carolina, Anthony Fauci, Baltimore, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, University of Washington, Virginia Tech, Boston University School of Public Health


9 Older Movies That'll Inspire You to Cook Tonight

If you love both eating and entertainment, you might be the type of person who has an opinion on Tom Colicchio’s decision to cut that last cook on Top Chef. Being a foodie doesn’t give you a professional chef’s experience, but watching their magic onscreen can inspire even the most inexperienced cooks among us to pick…Read more...
Tags: Kitchen, Cooking, Films, Disney, Netflix, Foodie, Bradley Cooper, Food And Drink, Johnny Depp, Lifehacks, Jon Favreau, Helen Mirren, Juliette Binoche, Julia Child, Adam Jones, Hassan


9 Movies That'll Inspire You to Cook Tonight

If you love both eating and entertainment, you might be the type of person who has an opinion on Tom Colicchio’s decision to cut that last cook on Top Chef. Being a foodie doesn’t give you a professional chef’s experience, but watching their magic onscreen can inspire even the most inexperienced cooks among us to pick…Read more...
Tags: Kitchen, Cooking, Films, Disney, Netflix, Foodie, Bradley Cooper, Food And Drink, Johnny Depp, Lifehacks, Jon Favreau, Helen Mirren, Juliette Binoche, Julia Child, Adam Jones, Hassan


Watch: ‘The Mandalorian’ Krayt Dragon Sequence Gets Commentary by Jon Favreau

The Mandalorian kicked off with a bang last year, putting Mando, Cobb Vanth (a swaggering Timothy Olyphant), a tribe of Tusken Raiders, and the villagers of Tatooine’s Mos Pelgo up against a massive Krayt dragon. And that was only the first episode. Now that the series has been recognized as one of the American Film Institute’s top television shows of 2020, producer Jon Favreau (who also directed the Krayt dragon episode) has recorded a new The Mandalorian commentary video for AFI which walks v...
Tags: Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Timothy Olyphant, Jon-Favreau, Mark Hamill, Luke Skywalker, Hamill, Manhattan Beach, Favreau, American Film Institute, AFI, Pedro Pascal, Action/Adventure, Ted Lasso


Newest Avatar 2 Set Photo Reveals Visit By The Mandalorian’s Jon Favreau

Keeping our fingers cross Avatar 2 has some kind of tech influence on The Mandalorian's next season.
Tags: Religion, Jon Favreau


‘Cruella’ Trailer: Emma Stone Stars in a Disney Villain Origin Story with Style

Over the past decade, Disney has made it abundantly clear that one of its primary goals is to remake, reimagine, or otherwise remix many of its classic animated properties in live-action. One of the company’s approaches is to provide origin stories for villains that cast them in new light – it happened in 2014’s Angelina Jolie-led Maleficent, and it’s happening again with another Oscar winner. This time, Emma Stone (La La Land, Easy A) plays a young, punk-rock version of Cruella de Vil, the ove...
Tags: London, Maleficent, Movies, Disney, Earth, Jeff Daniels, Emma-Stone, Angelina Jolie, Danny Boyle, Emma Thompson, Movie Trailers, Glenn Close, Jon Favreau, Tonya, Cruella de Vil, Hauser


Star Wars Bits: Boba Fett Returns, Rian Johnson’s Star Wars Trilogy, Gina Carano, Inferno Squad, and More

In this edition of Star Wars Bits: Boba Fett to Appear in Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters Rian Johnson’s Star Wars Trilogy Reportedly Still Happening Gina Carano No Longer Employed By Lucasfilm Star Wars Insider Issue #200 More Inferno Squad Adventures? Star Wars Podcast & YouTube Round-Up And more! Boba Fett to Appear in Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters StarWars.com recently announced War of the Bounty Hunters, an epic crossover that will reveal what Boba Fett experienced on his...
Tags: Star-Wars, Movies, Disney, Carrie Fisher, Williams, Magic, Hasbro, Listen, Johnson, Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm, Eddie, Gina Carano, George Lucas, John Williams, Rian Johnson


ComingSoon’s 2021 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

ComingSoon’s 2021 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide It’s February, which means two things: there’s no excuse for accidentally writing/typing “2020” anymore and Valentine’s Day is upon us. For those of us (or you) lucky enough to have either procured or held on to a significant other or the last year, congratulations. Time to buy them something. But how do you know what gift to get the intrepid spirit in your life? Taking a look at what’s out there would certainly help, that’s why ComingSoon.net is...
Tags: Toys, Comics, Games, Hbo, TV, New York, London, Movies, New York City, Tim Burton, Disney, Los Angeles, Gifts, Valentine's Day, Iron Man, Nicole Kidman


‘Dark Army’ Update: Director Paul Feig is “Obsessed” with the Idea, Swears He Will Make the Movie

In September of 2019, word came out that Bridesmaids and Spy director Paul Feig would be writing and directing Dark Army, a film which included original characters as well as characters from Universal’s roster of classic movie monsters. Now Feig has delivered an update about his Dark Army movie, in which he says he’s “so obsessed with making that movie” but reveals that the studio seems to think it’s too expensive. In an interview with Collider, Feig got candid about the status of the project...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Netflix, Universal, Paul Feig, Jon Favreau, Melissa Mccarthy, Feig, Action/Adventure, Dark Army, Collider Feig


Watch Rosario Dawson Transform Into Ahsoka Tano for The Mandalorian

Watch Rosario Dawson transform into Ahsoka Tano for The Mandalorian In case you might have missed it, Saturday was Ahsoka Tano Day, during which people celebrated the famed Star Wars character who recently made her live action debut in Season 2 of The Mandalorian. Well, to commemorate the event, actress Rosario Dawson took to Twitter to share a behind-the-scenes look at her transformation into the character. It’s actually quite a fascinating process. Check out the video below! Happy #Ahsoka...
Tags: Star Wars, TV, Movies, TV News, Jon Favreau, New Republic, Ashoka, Carl Weathers, Pedro Pascal, Jango, Colin Wilson, Rosario Dawson, ComingSoon, Temuera Morrison, Carrie Beck, Ming Na Wen


The Mandalorian Season 3 Sets Production Start in April

The Mandalorian Season 3 Sets Production Start in April According to the Film & Television Industry Alliance, Lucasfilm is currently expecting to start production on the highly-anticipated third season of The Mandalorian on April 5, 2021, in Los Angeles. This news comes after more than two months since the popular Star Wars series concluded its 8-episode second season. JUST NOW: “The Mandalorian” season 3 will begin shooting on April 5, 2021 –> https://t.co/QKFta5N5vf pic.twitter.com/oEWBm8...
Tags: Star Wars, TV, Movies, Los Angeles, TV News, Streaming, Jon Favreau, Pedro Pascal, Colin Wilson, Rosario Dawson, Temuera Morrison, Carrie Beck, Ming Na Wen, Ahsoka, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus


Live-Action Peter Pan Casts Jim Gaffigan as Mr. Smee

Live-action Peter Pan casts Jim Gaffigan as Mr. Smee After exploring his serious side on the big screen for the past few years, stand-up comic/actor Jim Gaffigan (Tesla, Stargirl) is returning to his humorous roots as he has signed on for Disney’s live-action adaptation of Peter Pan as Captain Hook’s boatswain Mr. Smee, according to The Wrap. RELATED: Disney Taps Yara Shahidi for Tinker Bell in Live-Action Peter Pan PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlo...
Tags: Movies, Robin Williams, Disney, Julia Roberts, Claude, Hugh Jackman, John, Scarlett Johansson, Peter Pan, Jon Favreau, Marvel Studios, Steven Spielberg, Jim Gaffigan, Tinker Bell, Anderson, Michael


Chef: 8 Reasons Jon Favreau's Food Movie Is Still Underrated

Jon Favreau's Chef is an underrated classic still all these years later.
Tags: Religion, Jon Favreau


Mark Hamill Thanks Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni For His Mandalorian Cameo

Mark Hamill Thanks Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni For His Mandalorian Cameo After The Rise of Skywalker, no one expected Mark Hamill to reprise his role as Luke Skywalker again. Regardless, The Mandalorian season 2 finale brought Hamill back to Star Wars in a big way. Thanks to the magic of CGI, young Luke saved the day and took custody of Grogu. It also gave fans a rare chance to see Jedi Master Luke in his prime, as he tore through Dark Troopers on his way to the bridge. ...
Tags: Star Wars, TV, Movies, TV News, Streaming, Jon Favreau, Mark Hamill, Robert Rodriguez, Luke Skywalker, Luke, Skywalker, Hamill, ComingSoon, Diedrich Bader, Dave Filoni, The Mandalorian


Let’s Talk About Cad Bane, the Coolest Bounty Hunter in the ‘Star Wars’ Universe Not Named Boba Fett

(Welcome to The Galaxy-Wide Star Wars Character Guide , where we give proper due to the smaller figures in Star Wars history.) A year from now, we will all be arguing passionately about The Book of Boba Fett , the surprise new Star Wars show set to arrive in December 2021. Given The Mandalorian ’s excited willingness to bring animated Star Wars characters into the live-action realm, and given the character’s bounty hunter profession and personal past with Boba Fett, it feels lik...
Tags: Star-Wars, Movies, Sci-fi, Features, Clint Eastwood, Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm, Boba Fett, Ashoka, Dave Filoni, Star-Wars:-The-Clone-Wars, Bane, Featured Stories Sidebar, Cad Bane, The Galaxy-Wide Star Wars Character Guide, Migs Mayfeld