Take a Look Inside the New 'X-Files' Children’s Book

Kim Smith, courtesy Quirk Books
Kim Smith, courtesy Quirk Books

X-Files fans now have a way to share their favorite alien-government conspiracy show with their kids without giving them nightmares. The X-Files children's book Earth Children Are Weird just came out, and it's a cuter, tamer version of its on-screen inspiration.

Announced back in March, the book imagines what Fox Mulder and Dana Scully would be like as youngsters. Though their relationship is a whole lot less antagonistic, Mulder is still a conspiracy theorist, and Scully still has a taste for rational scientific explanations. But in this version, they have backyard camp-outs (no funny business) and only reluctantly investigate the weird noises they hear outside the tent. Mulder seems more scared than curious this time around, but he may have a good reason …

The silly, strictly PG book is written for ages 8 and up, and may just rope in a whole new age range of Mulder and Scully shippers. We've included a few spreads to wet your whistle below.

Mulder and Scully read aloud inside a tent.
Kim Smith, courtesy Quirk Books

Mulder and Scully scream at a loud noise outside their tent, spilling popcorn.
Kim Smith, courtesy Quirk Books

The cover of 'Earth Children Are Weird' shows Mulder and Scully shining their flashlights up toward the sky.
Kim Smith, courtesy Quirk Books

The picture book is $13 on Amazon. Or, if you've got a hankering for more grown-up adventures of the X-Files gang, you could check out the new Audible series instead.

Why Fans Are Certain Tessa Thompson is Headed to the Avengers 4 Set

Disney/Marvel
Disney/Marvel

by Kwadar Ray

Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie did not appear in Avengers: Infinity War despite surviving Thor: Ragnarok. It was unclear if she was one of the few to endure Thanos's snap, or if she was one of the many casualties.

However, the Russo brothers and Infinity War screenwriters, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, later confirmed that she was still alive in the movie's DVD audio commentary.

And now, the actress is teasing that she may appear in the untitled Avengers 4 movie. She posted a video to her Instagram story featuring her, Avengers star Chris Hemsworth, and his stunt double Bobby Holland Hanton leaving London after a day of shooting the Men in Black spinoff.

🎥| @tessamaethompson Via IG Stories. #ChrisHemsworth #TessaThompson

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Not only that, but Hemsworth previously said he would be heading from London to Atlanta to continue filming Avengers 4. Hanton's IG story showed Thompson stepping off the plane with them in Atlanta, and fans are unsurprisingly thinking this means Valkyrie will appear in the upcoming movie.

Fans are loving the idea of Valkyrie obliterating Thanos.

Avengers 4 is set for a May 3, 2019 release, and hopefully Thompson will be a key part in the fight against evil.

Zack Snyder Confirms Justice League Was Supposed to Feature Another Superhero

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Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

by Kwadar Ray

​​Zack Snyder talks an awful lot about the universe building he did for Justice League. The director began working on the DC film from the start, but unfortunately had to step down after a family tragedy occurred, and Joss Whedon was hired to finish the job. Whedon apparently changed a decent amount of the film, leaving fans desperate for a "Snyder cut."

The director had plenty of plans to introduce characters to the DC Extended Universe with Justice League, which he successfully did with the likes of Deathstroke and Mera. However, ​Snyder revealed there was another hero he was going to include. Ryan Choi, a.k.a. The Atom, was also supposed to featured in the movie.

Earlier this year, attentive fans noticed when rewatching Justice League that Choi's name was displayed on the side of a computer screen, revealing that in the DCEU, the superhero is an employee at S.T.A.R. Labs.

A fan also found a Justice League promotional picture featuring Silas next to another scientist, who Snyder has confirmed was indeed Choi. The scene, however, was ultimately cut during post-production/reshoots.

Outside of the comics, The Atom has most prominently appeared in Batman: The Brave and the Bold. Choi's appearance in Justice League would have likely been minor, which is understandable. Still, including him as a S.T.A.R. Labs employee was a wise choice by Snyder, because he would have retained his scientific background.

DC's next movie to hit theaters will be Aquaman directed by James Wan, set to premiere on December 21, 2018.

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