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Alexander Payne's Downsizing has had a mixed reception - including from us, but the concept itself is pretty solid. It explored the question of whether we're doing enough to combat the waste caused by our own existence, as a character muses that humanity is heading to an extinction-level reboot of the species. But in the original version of the film, this wasn't a hypothetical.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

Director Chris McKay discusses the casting progress for Nightwing. Ron Howard teases a cool Star Wars easter egg for the Han Solo movie. Plus, get a better look at Gotham's new Scarecrow, a mustachioed John Boyega emerges for new Pacific Rim: Uprising posters, and new footage from Downsizing. Spoilers Now!

Willem Dafoe compares his time on Aquaman to Sam Raimi's Spider-Man movies. Patty Jenkins teases a "full-blown" Diana for Wonder Woman 2. Get a new look at Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Plus teases for the returning DC/CW-verse shows. To me, my spoilers!

I feel like a bad reporter for admitting this, but when I heard Alexander Payne -- the director of movies like Election, About Schmidt, Sideways, Nebraska and The Descendants -- was making a new film, I just assumed Gizmodo wouldn't cover it. I didn't even look into it. I knew I'd see it, probably love it, and it would probably be nominated for a bunch of awards. But I had no idea what it was actually about.