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RUMOR: Jamie Lee Curtis to Appear in The Mandalorian Season 2?

BEGIN SLIDESHOW RUMOR: Jamie Lee Curtis to Appear in The Mandalorian Season 2? There’s a rumor spreading from MakingStarWars.net that Jamie Lee Curtis was spotted on The Mandalorian Season 2 set and could be making an appearance on the Disney+ live-action Star Wars series. No sources have confirmed the rumor, but the site has shared that Curtis was either “there for a set visit” or could possibly “have a role in the series” due to their reporting of her being around “multiple times.” RELA...
Tags: Amazon, Star Wars, TV, Movies, Disney, TV News, Streaming, Jon Favreau, Jamie Lee Curtis, New Republic, Curtis, Carl Weathers, Mayfield, Giancarlo Esposito, Jango, Bill Burr


The Mandalorian’s The Child Coming Home Thanks to Hot Toys!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW The Mandalorian’s The Child coming home thanks to Hot Toys! The infantile member of Yoda’s species known only as The Child in Disney+’s hit Star Wars spin-off series The Mandalorian has proven to become a cultural phenomenon since its debut and now Hot Toys has unveiled a new life-size figure for fans looking to bring the adorable young Force user home! RELATED: Hot Toys Unveils The Mandalorian & The Child 1/16th Scale Figures! The hyper-realistic and articulated colle...
Tags: Amazon, Star Wars, TV, Movies, Disney, TV News, Jon Favreau, Hot Toys, Yoda, Extras, Nick Nolte, New Republic, Jango, Ragnarok, ComingSoon, Dave Filoni


Bill Burr Reprising Mayfield Character in The Mandalorian Season 2

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Bill Burr Reprising Mayfield Character in The Mandalorian Season 2 Deadline is reporting that Bill Burr will be returning as Imperial sharpshooter-turned-mercenary Mayfield in Season 2 of The Mandalorian. In the first season, Mayfield worked with Mando on a job before ultimately betraying him. Gina Carano and Carl Weathers will also be reprising their roles in the second season, which is set to launch this October. RELATED: The Terminator’s Michael Biehn Joins The Mandalor...
Tags: Amazon, Star Wars, TV, Movies, Disney, TV News, Streaming, Gina Carano, Nick Nolte, New Republic, Imperial, Carl Weathers, Mayfield, Giancarlo Esposito, Jango, Bill Burr


Clone Wars’ Ashley Eckstein Talks Rosario Dawson’s Ahsoka

BEGIN SLIDESHOW The Clone Wars’ Ashley Eckstein Shares Thoughts On Rosario Dawson’s Ahsoka When Rosario Dawson was announced to star as Ahsoka Tano in The Mandalorian Season 2, fans were excited for the chance to see one of the most beloved Clone Wars characters in a live action series. And there were plenty left wondering what Ashley Eckstein had to say, considering the actress was the one who truly brought the character to life in Clone Wars, Rebels and briefly in The Rise of Skywalke...
Tags: Star Wars, TV, Movies, Instagram, TV News, Ilm, New Republic, Eckstein, Carl Weathers, Dawson, Giancarlo Esposito, Jango, Rosario Dawson, Ashley Eckstein, Dave Filoni, Ahsoka Tano


Science Fiction Breuer, Miles J., Paradise and Iron (1930); v1; 24 March 2020

Miles J Breuer's only novel, published in 1930 in Hugo Gernsback's "Amazing Stories Quarterly". It was subsequently revised by Jack Williamson as "The Birth of a New Republic". An altruistic scientific genius establishes an ideal colony on a Caribbean island, dedicated to the finest in arts, and with the labour progressively undertaken by more and more sophisticated machines. Alas, the utopia has become dystopia, as a young visitor discovers. The cover is based on a portion of the Amazing Qu...
Tags: Books, ePub Books, Hugo Gernsback, Caribbean, New Republic, Jack Williamson, Miles J Breuer, Iron Miles J Breuer, Breuer Miles J Paradise


Science Fiction Breuer, Miles J., Paradies and Iron (1930); v1; 24 March 2020

Miles J Breuer's only novel, published in 1930 in Hugo Gernsback's "Amazing Stories Quarterly". It was subsequently revised by Jack Williamson as "The Birth of a New Republic". An altruistic scientific genius establishes an ideal colony on a Caribbean island, dedicated to the finest in arts, and with the labour progressively undertaken by more and more sophisticated machines. Alas, the utopia has become dystopia, as a young visitor discovers. The cover is based on a portion of the Amazing Qu...
Tags: Books, ePub Books, Hugo Gernsback, Caribbean, New Republic, Jack Williamson, Miles J Breuer, Breuer Miles J Paradies, Iron Miles J Breuer


The Terminator’s Michael Biehn Joins The Mandalorian Season 2

BEGIN SLIDESHOW The Mandalorian Season 2 adds The Terminator’s Michael Biehn A few days after the addition of Rosario Dawson in the key role of Ahsoka Tano for The Mandalorian‘s second season, the Disney+ Star Wars spin-off series has expanded its roster with the addition of The Terminator and Aliens star Michael Biehn in an undisclosed role, according to The Wrap. With Biehn’s role currently unknown, it could mark a reunion between the 63-year-old star and writer/director Robert Rodrig...
Tags: TV, Movies, TV News, Jon Favreau, Ilm, Nick Nolte, New Republic, Carl Weathers, Giancarlo Esposito, Jango, Rosario Dawson, Dave Filoni, Ahsoka Tano, TV Premiere, Taika Waititi Thor, Michael Biehn


Rosario Dawson Joins The Mandalorian Season 2 as Ahsoka Tano!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Rosario Dawson joins The Mandalorian season 2 as Ahsoka Tano! Slash Film has brought word that the second season of Disney+’s acclaimed Star Wars spinoff The Mandalorian is making a huge creative decision to cast Rosario Dawson (Zombieland: Double Tap) to star as a live-action version of fan-favorite Rebels and Clone Wars character Ahsoka Tano! Tano made her first appearance in Star Wars lore in the 2008 Clone Wars film that led into the hit TV series, which was revived ...
Tags: Star Wars, TV, Movies, Disney, TV News, Jon Favreau, Ilm, Nick Nolte, Anakin Skywalker, New Republic, Carl Weathers, Dawson, Giancarlo Esposito, Jango, Rosario Dawson, ComingSoon


Cool Stuff: The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda Get Hot Toys Figures

While we’re all stuck at home self-quarantining, what better time to add to our growing toy collections? Hot Toys is already ahead of you, debuting their new The Mandalorian and The Child Sixth Scale Figure Set. This marks the Hot Toys debut of the beloved characters from The Mandalorian, here to capitalize on the popularity of the Disney+ Star Wars series, and its breakout character The Child (aka Baby Yoda). The Mandalorian Hot Toys figures will be offered in two packages: a standard set (...
Tags: Toys, Movies, Disney, Sideshow Collectibles, Lucasfilm, Cool Stuff, New Republic, Jango, Mandalorian, The Mandalorian, Baby Yoda, Mudhorn


Hot Toys Unveils The Mandalorian & The Child 1/16th Scale Figures!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Hot Toys unveils The Mandalorian & The Child 1/16th scale figures! While other collectible versions of the infantile member of Yoda’s species are selling like hot cakes, Hot Toys has unveiled new sets from Disney+’s The Mandalorian that pair the titular bounty hunter with the aforementioned Child in 1/16th scale glory, all of which can be viewed in the gallery below! RELATED: Hot Toys Unveils The Mandalorian Stormtrooper Collectible Figures Based on the appearance of t...
Tags: Extras, TV, Hot Toys, The Mandalorian, TV News


The Mandalorian Season 2 Officially Wraps Production

BEGIN SLIDESHOW The Mandalorian Season 2 officially wraps production The Mandalorian star Gina Carano (Deadpool) took to Instagram to reveal that production has officially wrapped on the upcoming second season of Disney+’s hit Star Wars prequel series which is expected to make its highly-anticipated return later this year on October. In addition, Screen Rant reports that The Clone Wars creator Dave Filoni will be back in the directing chair, joining cast member Carl Weathers as well as ...
Tags: Star Wars, TV, Movies, Instagram, Disney, TV News, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm, Ilm, Nick Nolte, New Republic, Carl Weathers, Giancarlo Esposito, Jango, ComingSoon


Here's where Facebook's first 20 employees are now (FB)

Facebook launched in February 2004, and it's come a long way in the last 16 years.  Notably, almost all of the company's first 20 employees have since left the company. Only two remain, and you can probably guess who one of them is.  Some have become venture capitalists: Kevin Colleran opened Slow Ventures, while Sean Parker worked at Founders Fund for eight years.  Others have founded their own companies: Dustin Moskovitz launched Asana, while Steve Chen created YouTube.  Visit Business Insid...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Adobe, Microsoft, Obama, California, Boston, Singapore, Disney, US, San Francisco, Trends, Tesla, Harvard, New York Times


Only 2 of Facebook's earliest employees stayed at the company — here's what Facebook's first 20 employees are up to now (FB)

Facebook launched in February 2004, and it's come a long way in the last 16 years.  Notably, almost all of the company's first 20 employees have since left the company. Only two remain, and you can probably guess who one of them is.  Some have become venture capitalists: Kevin Colleran opened Slow Ventures, while Sean Parker worked at Founders Fund for eight years.  Others have founded their own companies: Dustin Moskovitz launched Asana, while Steve Chen created YouTube.  Visit Business Insid...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Adobe, Microsoft, Obama, California, Boston, Singapore, Disney, US, San Francisco, Trends, Tesla, Harvard, New York Times


Hot Toys Unveils The Mandalorian Death Trooper Figure!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Hot Toys unveils The Mandalorian Death Trooper figure! Hot Toys has unveiled their latest figure from a galaxy far, far away as the Death Trooper from Disney+’s acclaimed Star Wars spin-off series, The Mandalorian! The first looks at the new figure can be viewed in the gallery below! The highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the appearance of the Imperial Death Troopers in The Mandalorian. It stands at approximately 32.5cm tall, featuring a fin...
Tags: Amazon, TV, Movies, Disney, TV News, Hot Toys, Extras, New Republic, Carl Weathers, Giancarlo Esposito, Jango, ComingSoon, Dave Filoni, Taika Waititi Thor, Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, Pedro Pascal Kingsman


From Facebook to Tesla, here are the lesser-known cofounders of some of the biggest tech companies in the world

Most of the world's most famous tech entrepreneurs had help building their companies. And while Mark Zuckerberg's and Steve Job's cofounders didn't all become household names, they're still credited with bringing Facebook and Apple to life. Tesla, for instance, had four cofounders, and none of them were Elon Musk.  And Jack Dorsey is one of four people who helped create Twitter. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When a tech company reaches a certain level of success, the nam...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Elon Musk, Instagram, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Ebay, Stanford, Singapore, Biz, US, NFL


Hasbro Star Wars Toy Fair Gallery with The Child & More!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Hasbro Star Wars Toy Fair gallery with The Child & more! Hasbro invited ComingSoon.net to their Toy Fair showfloor to check out their new figures from the acclaimed Disney+ Star Wars spin-off series The Mandalorian, including an animatronic version of the infantile member of Yoda’s species currently known as The Child. The video of the animatronic form of The Child can be viewed in the player below, while the figures can be viewed in the gallery below! RELATED: Check Ou...
Tags: Movies, Hasbro, Yoda, New Republic, Carl Weathers, Giancarlo Esposito, Jango, Dave Filoni, Taika Waititi Thor, Hasbro Star Wars Toy Fair Gallery, Hasbro Star Wars Toy Fair, Pedro Pascal Kingsman, Jon Favreau Dave Filoni Kathleen Kennedy, Colin Wilson Karen Gilchrist, Gina Carano Deadpool, Nick Nolte Affliction Jon Favreau


‘First Wives Club’ Alums Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler & Diane Keaton Call Another Meeting With the Comedy ‘Family Jewels’

The First Wives Club members Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, and Diane Keaton are calling another meeting to order with a silver screen reunion in the comedy Family Jewels. New Republic Pictures won the rights to Family Jewels, a multigenerational family comedy that will reunite Hawn, Midler, and Keaton 24 years after they co-starred in the 1996 comedy The First Wives Club. Deadline reports that New Republic Pictures has won the rights for Peter Hoar’s pitch Family Jewels, which follows Hawn, Mid...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Casting, New York City, Bette Midler, Diane-Keaton, New Republic, Keaton, First Wives Club, Goldie Hawn Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn Bette Midler Diane Keaton, Goldie-Hawn, Brian Oliver, Hoar, Hugh Wilson


Check Out Our Mandalorian Toy Reveal Gallery!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Check Out Our Mandalorian Toy Reveal Gallery! While fans await the second season of Disney+’s hit Star Wars spin-off series The Mandalorian, ComingSoon.net was invited to a special Star Wars brand preview event showcasing new products from the show as well as the final season of The Clone Wars which drops on the streamer today. Check out all the toys in the gallery below! RELATED: The Mandalorian Season 2 Release Date Revealed! After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, a...
Tags: Amazon, Toys, TV, Movies, Disney, Collectibles, Extras, New Republic, Carl Weathers, Giancarlo Esposito, Jango, ComingSoon, Dave Filoni, Taika Waititi Thor, Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, Star Wars: The Clone Wars


Family Jewels Reuniting First Wives Club’s Hawn, Midler & Keaton

Family Jewels reuniting First Wives Club’s Hawn, Midler & Keaton It’s time to break out your copies of The First Wives Club for a rewatch to prepare for the reunion of stars Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler and Diane Keaton in the upcoming Christmas comedy Family Jewels for New Republic Pictures, according to Deadline. RELATED: First Look at Kurt Russell & Goldie Hawn in The Christmas Chronicles 2 Family Jewels will see Hawn, Midler and Keaton star as a trio who are forced to spend Christmastime ...
Tags: Movies, New York City, Netflix, Ben Schwartz, Bette Midler, Oliver, Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton, New Republic, Keaton, Fischer, Goldie, First Wives Club, Goldie Hawn Bette Midler, ComingSoon, Movie News


Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler and Diane Keaton Re-Team for ‘Family Jewels’ Comedy

Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler and Diane Keaton are starring in the family comedy “Family Jewels” for New Republic Pictures. It’s a reunion for the trio, 24 years after they starred in the Paramount comedy “The First Wives Club.” New Republic is planning a 2020 production start for “Family Jewels.” New Republic principals Brian Oliver and […]
Tags: Bette Midler, Paramount, Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton, New Republic, Goldie Hawn Bette Midler, Brian Oliver, Family Jewels, Diane Keaton Re Team, First Wives Club New Republic


ILM Gives Behind-the-Scenes Look at Production of The Mandalorian

BEGIN SLIDESHOW ILM gives behind-the-scenes look at production of The Mandalorian Fans are still waiting with bated breath for the second season of Disney+’s hit Star Wars spin-off series, The Mandalorian, but in the meantime, ILM and the streaming service have debuted a behind-the-scenes featurette showing the production that went into bringing the first season to life. Check out the featurette in the player below! RELATED: The Mandalorian Season 2 Release Date Revealed! After the stor...
Tags: Amazon, Star Wars, Video, TV, Movies, Disney, TV News, Ilm, New Republic, Carl Weathers, Giancarlo Esposito, Jango, ComingSoon, Dave Filoni, Taika Waititi Thor, Amazon Services LLC Associates Program


Jean Daniel, Leading French Journalist and Humanist, Dies at 99

In 1963, Mr. Daniel went to Cuba at the behest of President John F. Kennedy to explore with Fidel Castro the possibility of a rapprochement.
Tags: News, France, John F Kennedy, Cuba, Fidel Castro, Castro, Kennedy, New Republic, Daniel, Fidel, John Fitzgerald, United States Politics and Government, News and News Media, Deaths (Obituaries, Writing and Writers, Cold War Era


Wednesday round-up

Greg Stohr reports at Bloomberg that “[t]he Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s independence, designed by a Democratic-controlled Congress to insulate the agency from political pressure, now risks being its downfall,” as the court gets ready to hear argument in a constitutional challenge to the structure of the bureau, Seila Law v. CFPB. At Reuters’ On the Case blog (via How Appealing), Alison Frankel writes that “the CFPB has found an unlikely champion” in the case”: “The Trump administratio...
Tags: Google, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Bloomberg, Louisiana, Usa Today, Smith, Justice Department, Forest Service, Round-up, Reuters, Antonin Scalia, New Republic, U S Supreme Court, Alison Frankel


Mike Bloomberg is not the lesser of two evils

Like the vast majority of Americans, I have been effectively disenfranchised in the last few presidential elections. In 2011, I moved to Washington, D.C., which is so heavily Democratic that any vote for president is totally meaningless — in 2016, Hillary Clinton won with 93 percent of the vote. But last year, I moved to famously swingy Pennsylvania, and suddenly I'm a full citizen again. (I'm already lording it over my friends from California and New York.)As I have written on many occa...
Tags: New York, News, Supreme Court, Obama, California, Washington, France, Senate, Iraq, New York City, Elizabeth Warren, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Iran, Atlantic, Pennsylvania


Hey Democrats, it's okay to vote for Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday — with 90 percent of precincts counted, he had 26 percent of the vote, and networks declared him the victor. Sanders has won the popular vote in each of the first two contests in the Democratic primary and now has a lead in national polls. He is unquestionably the frontrunner for the nomination.The win in New Hampshire, however, wasn't as big as many polls had predicted. Sen. Amy Klobuchar in particular drastically beat expectations, co...
Tags: News, Congress, America, Joe Biden, New Hampshire, Iowa, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Republican Party, Biden, Yemen, Msnbc, Jesse Jackson, Bernie Sanders, Central Park, Trump


Explaining the Executive Order Proposing to Hand Design Authority Over to President Trump

With so much news out there these days, I think a lot of people just scan headlines, skip reading the actual articles, and consider themselves informed. That's dangerous. Consider these headlines from yesterday, starting with the New York Times: Draft Executive Order Would Give Trump a New Target: Modern Design Dezeen's headline on the topic states: President Trump drafts rules for "Making Federal Buildings Beautiful Again" ArtNet News' headline: President Trump Wants to Make 'Federal Buildings ...
Tags: Design, Washington, White House, Architecture, New York Times, The Times, New Orleans, Frank Gehry, Brad Pitt, Times, Abba, AIA, Forbes, Trump, New Republic, NCAS


The Mandalorian Season 2 Release Date Revealed!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW The Mandalorian Season 2 release date revealed! Creator Jon Favreau previously revealed that the second season of The Mandalorian would arrive on Disney+ this Fall, but during today’s Disney Earnings Call The Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger revealed that The Mandalorian Season 2 release date is October 2020. Later on the call it was confirmed that the possibilities for a third season as well as Mandalorian spin-offs are being explored. It was also revealed that the new st...
Tags: Amazon, Star Wars, TV, Movies, Disney, TV News, Jon Favreau, New Republic, Carl Weathers, Giancarlo Esposito, Bob Iger, Jango, ComingSoon, Dave Filoni, Taika Waititi Thor, Amazon Services LLC Associates Program


In This Exclusive Star Wars Alphabet Squadron: Shadow Fall Reveal, the War for the Galaxy Gets Bloody

Last year, Del Rey’s excellent Star Wars novel series gave us a tale of damaged pilots amid the formation of the New Republic in Alphabet Squadron, a spiritual successor to the X-Wing books of the old Expanded Universe. Now, io9's got an exclusive look at the second book in the trilogy—where we’ll really get to know…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Science, Disney, Exclusive, Lucasfilm, Book Excerpt, New Republic, Del Rey, Alexander Freed, Alphabet Squadron, Alphabet Squadron Shadow Fall


‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ is About How Anyone Can be a Jedi – and That Anyone Can be a Sith

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, political, and opinionated about anything and everything. In this edition: let’s explore what the arcs of Kylo Ren, Finn and Rey actually mean.) With over four decades of history, Star Wars has explored many themes. Overarching motifs include questioning the past, fighting for those you love, overcoming fear, and examining how extreme beliefs stifle growth and flexibility. The original trilogy also focused on overcoming adversity,...
Tags: Movies, Features, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Leia, Force, Finn, Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren, Leia Organa, Ben Solo, Rey, Ethan Couch, Snoke, Snape


‘The Mandalorian’ Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show a Whole New Side to IG-11

The Mandalorian is a product of an amazing combination of practical and digital technology, specifically, the “Stagecraft” technology that uses a rear-projected LED screen to create a reactive environment for the actors to work against. A series of behind-the-scenes photos released last week showed us how Stagecraft worked, but a new group of images give us an even deeper look at the process — as well as a particularly silly-looking IG-11 —on the set of The Mandalorian. See the new The Mandalor...
Tags: Images, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm, New Republic, Taika Waititi, Jango, Stagecraft, The Mandalorian, Razor Crest, Kuiil, Baby Yoda