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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.

Thirty years ago today, the Universal Monster Avengers hit the big screen. Of course, they weren't called that, but still, it was a massive team-up that the movie world had never seen before. In the world of cinematic universes we now live in, it's impossible to ignore the forward thinking of director Fred Dekker's cult favourite film, The Monster Squad.

Tom Cruise's new film, The Mummy, is essentially a monster movie Iron Man; it's first film in Universal's new cinematic universe of monsters, which will include Frankenstein, the Invisible Man, and other horrors from the studio's rich, historic past. Here's the breakdown of everything The Mummy can tell us about the Dark Universe to come.

The Mummy is the first movie in the "Dark Universe," a planned series of films that will intertwine the ghoulish tales of the classic Universal Monsters. But it contains zero scares and is devoid of any sense of fun. What it does have is whole lot of Tom Cruise, and a Mummy whose motivation feels very, very problematic.

There are intriguing new details about Laura Dern's Star Wars: The Last Jedi character. Yet another familiar face is confirmed for Game of Thrones' seventh season. Dwayne Johnson has an update on both the Shazam and Black Adam movies. Plus, new pictures from Agents of SHIELD, Riverdale and iZombie. It's the spoilers of tomorrow, today!

Mark Millar adds another comic book movie adaptation to his collection. Legends of Tomorrow casts more heroes for season two. Les Moonves talks about the Star Trek TV show's release schedule. Kevin Smith will return to The Flash. Plus new images from X-Men Apocalypse and Melissa McCarthy on Ghostbusters. Spoilers now!