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Team Coco After over 3,000 people auditioned for the role of a young Han Solo, the role went to Alden Ehrenreich, who will star in the upcoming standalone Star Wars film set to be released in 2018. Conan O’Brian decided to have some fun with imagining what some of the rejected auditions might have looked like.O’Brien got a whole bunch of actors to give him their own take on the character, including Bill Hader, Will Arnett, Melissa McCarthy, Jeff Goldblum, Adam Sandler, 50 Cent and others. The results are probably a bit different than what LucasFilm was looking for.

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Marvel reveals that the Oscar winner will play the lead in the upcoming superhero film, "Captain Marvel."

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It's time to mark your calendars, folks. According to reputable leaker Evan Blass, Apple's highly anticipated iPhone 7 is set to hit store shelves on Friday, September 16th. Word of the not-yet-official release date originally came via a tweet from Blass indicating that Apple was going to release the device during the week of September 12. In turn, there was some initial confusion as to whether or not the week of September 12 referred to the product's unveiling or the actual launch event. DON'T MISS:  iPhone 7 won’t have a headphone jack, but Apple has a trick up its sleeve to keep you happy Clearing things up, Blass published a follow-up tweet on Saturday in order to address any confusion. https://twitter.com/evleaks/status/756941371416518656 Given Apple's previous iPhone release history, not to mention Blass' impressive track record regarding these types of rumors, it's a safe bet that crowds will be lining up outside of Apple retail stores this coming September 16. As a quick refresher, recall that Apple released the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6 on September 25 and September 9, respectively. With that release date in-hand, we can also deduce that the actual iPhone 7 unveiling will likely be about 10-14 days earlier. Looking at the calendar, it's not unreasonable to presume that Tim Cook and co. will get on stage either on September 6 or 7 and introduce Apple's next-gen smartphone to the world. Now as for what type of features the iPhone 7 will bring to the table, it's believed that Apple is saving its most jaw-dropping new features for the iPhone 7s (which may be called the iPhone 8). That notwithstanding, the iPhone 7 might very well be more interesting than many people are giving it credit for, in large part due to what may be a huge leap forward in camera technology. It's long been assumed that the iPhone 7 Plus will receive an advanced dual camera system, but recent product leaks indicate that the camera module on the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 is significantly larger and protrudes to a greater degree than the module found on the iPhone 6s. And given how impressive the iPhone 6s camera is, it stands to reason that the camera on the iPhone 7 will be an absolute game-changer. As a quick point of interest, the following video purports to show what a leaked iPhone 7 looks like next to an iPhone 6s. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqYQZrsKhDw What's more, rumors also indicate that Apple with the iPhone 7 will finally abandon the 16GB entry-level model. Instead, it's believed that the storage tiers for the iPhone 7 will be 32GB, 64GB and 128GB. While there have been some rumblings of a 256GB model being made available, those rumors have been sketchy at best. And of course, we'd be remiss if we didn't mention that the iPhone 7  -- according to a number of credible reports -- will not ship with a traditional 3.5mm headphone jack, a controversial design decision to say the least. Consequently, Apple will likely ease us into that transition by providing a lightning to 3.5mm dongle (at no extra cost) inside every iPhone 7 box.

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When it comes to speed, Elon Musk and Tesla do not play around. Even Tesla detractors who aren't fans of the company can't help but admit and admire the fact that Tesla cars are insanely and impressively fast. Indeed, a completely tricked out performance model Tesla -- the Tesla Model S P90D in Ludicrous Mode -- is one of the fastest production cars in terms of 0-60 speed out on the market. But what happens when a Tesla goes head to head with a legit super car, say a McLaren 650S Spider? Nothing but a whole a lot of fun and excitement, that's what. DON'T MISS:  Pokemon Go: Google Maps hack makes it easier than ever to find Pokemon Recently, the folks over at Autocar matched up Tesla's newly redesigned Tesla Model S P85D against a McLaren and posted the video for our viewing enjoyment. Now to be fair, it's not exactly a fair matchup given that a McLaren 650S Spider costs upwards of $250,000, which is more than double the cost of what you're likely to pay for a top of the line Model S. But hey, when it comes to drag racing videos, part of the fun is matching up cars that have no business racing each other in the first place. Now it's worth noting that this matchup isn't fair for another reason: the race takes place on a wet track. As many viewers of the video have pointed out, Tesla's AWD has a distinct advantage over the McLaren's RWD. Suffice it to say, if this race had gone down on a completely dry track, the Model S would have been blown out the water. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AssSdA77GMU&feature=share

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Today, the International Olympic Committee said individual sports federations will be responsible for barring Russian athletes from this summer's games in Rio. The ruling comes just 12 days before the start of the games, and the call is now left to the 28 federations that oversee individual sports at the Olympics. While the IOC Executive Board has deferred the decision to the individual federations, they have taken a firm stance on the participation of Russian athletes.

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It's more Trek than it looks, and it's all about Brexit. Here's what we learned from the new Star Trek movie. Spoilers on the starboard bow, captain!

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Thomas Vlerick This column is part of a series where Verge staffers post highly subjective reviews of animals. Up until now, we've written about animals without telling you whether they suck or rule. We are now rectifying this oversight.Some people ask, what came first, the chicken or the egg? To me, that question is akin to asking whether basketball or Michael Jordan came first. The answer, in both cases, is that the later thing redefined the earlier thing to the point of fundamentally transforming it. ...

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Residents of Hugo, Colorado can resume drinking their tap water. After additional testing by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, no trace of the chemical was found. Officials began testing Hugo’s water after a local company had conducted their own test following a round of drug testing with its employees.

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CAIRO (AP) — A leading Egyptian Sunni Muslim cleric has warned against the dangers of playing too much of the wildly popular mobile phone application "Pokemon Go," adding to Mideast religious voices that have sometimes been sterner in their critique of the game.

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On Thursday morning, one intrepid Pokemon Go player took to Reddit to announce that he had caught every Pokemon currently available to catch in North America. That amounts to 142 Pokemon, but at launch, the game was expected to feature the entire original selection of 151 pocket monsters. So where are the other 9? DON'T MISS:  Pokemon Go: Google Maps hack makes it easier than ever to find Pokemon Three of the Pokemon missing from this player's Pokedex actually can be found in the wild, but they're thought to be exclusive to certain regions. Farfetch’d can supposedly be found in Asia, Kangaskhan in Australia and Mr. Mime in Europe. So although you can catch these Pokemon, you're going to have to book a flight. That leaves six other Pokemon that the North American completionist hasn't found yet: Ditto, Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, Mewtwo and Mew. We still don't know when or where we'll be able to find them, but here's what we know about them, according to their descriptions from Pokemon.com : Ditto Ditto rearranges its cell structure to transform itself into other shapes. However, if it tries to transform itself into something by relying on its memory, this Pokémon manages to get details wrong. Articuno Articuno is a legendary bird Pokémon that can control ice. The flapping of its wings chills the air. As a result, it is said that when this Pokémon flies, snow will fall. Zapdos Zapdos is a legendary bird Pokémon that has the ability to control electricity. It usually lives in thunderclouds. The Pokémon gains power if it is stricken by lightning bolts. Moltres Moltres is a legendary bird Pokémon that has the ability to control fire. If this Pokémon is injured, it is said to dip its body in the molten magma of a volcano to burn and heal itself. Mewtwo Mewtwo is a Pokémon that was created by genetic manipulation. However, even though the scientific power of humans created this Pokémon's body, they failed to endow Mewtwo with a compassionate heart. Mew Mew is said to possess the genetic composition of all Pokémon. It is capable of making itself invisible at will, so it entirely avoids notice even if it approaches people. At this point, you're probably asking yourself: "Where can I find these rare and legendary Pokemon?!" While we don't have an answer for you,  Kotaku notes that the original trailer for Pokemon Go showed dozens of trainers gathered in Times Square, all trying to capture Mewtwo at once. Some believe that this is an indication that developer Niantic will host in-game events that will allow players to catch legendary creatures for a limited amount of time. We'll keep an eye out and will be sure to let you know the minute that a legendary Pokemon actually can be caught in Pokemon Go .

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Like their candidates, delegates to the convention are turning to the internet and social media to help raise money.

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The panel brought together Cameron, producer Gale Anne Hurd, and the majority of the film's cast: Sigourney Weaver (Ripley), Michael Biehn (Hicks), Carrie Henn (Newt), Bill Paxton (Hudson), Paul Reiser (Burke), and Lance Henriksen (the android Bishop, who just coincidentally has the best character name in film history). Giving credit to the make-up effects by the late Stan Winston, Cameron described how the early tests for the Alien Queen were done in a parking lot, using nothing more than ski poles and black garbage bags to prove that the puppeteering system they had in mind would actually work.

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BEIJING (AP) — An official news agency says China has unveiled the world's largest amphibious aircraft that Beijing plans to use for marine missions and fighting forest fires.

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Joel Hodgson's Kickstarter campaign to bring back the TV cult classic Mystery Science Theater 3000 broke records earlier this year, but up until know it still wasn't clear where the 14 new episodes he was making would end up. Today we have an answer: Netflix. The service announced the news via a simple tweet today, around the same time a panel for the new MST3K was kicking off at San Diego Comic-Con. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix will be the home for the series in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand.

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And it looks like it might rock our world.

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In his signature style, director Guy Ritchie reimagines the legend of King Arthur as a rough-around-the-edges bloke who just wants what's rightfully his -- the throne.

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Disney is getting its own, special "bunch of a-holes" in real life.

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See Benedict Cumberbatch as Marvel's Sorcerer Supreme using magic to tackle mayhem caused by a supernatural enemy.

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Marvel finally has its Captain Marvel. The House of Ideas announced at Comic-Con today that Brie Larson, who just won an Academy Award for her turn in Room, will star as Carol Danvers, the company's first leading female superhero. With Larson in the role, Marvel Studios can finally start making moves to correct its deeply white and deeply male Avengers roster.

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