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01 March 2011  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  |  Source: Exclusive

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The April issue of Empire hits the shelves this week with an uncharacteristic clank. That's right, Michael Bay is putting the polish on Transformers: Dark Of The Moon, the third instalment of his box-office-hoovering franchise, and this month's cover is adorned with a double-dose of metallic panic. Optimus Prime and his mentor Sentinel Prime front up, the former looking battle scarred, the latter boasting what looks like Cybertron's equivalent of a hattori hanzo.

Empire tracked Bay down to his LA post-production studio to quiz him about what he's calling the least "dorky" Transformers adventure yet. What followed is an interview well worth hunting for like your neighbour's AllSpark. "We made some mistakes," the director admits of Transformers 2. Part 3, though, will be a different matter. Bay is promising gravitas and 3D worthy of the gajillion dollar FX. Not to mention all those 'splodey bits that will again blow us to the back of our chairs.

New Transformers 3 Image On Empire Cover

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon is out in cinemas on July 1, and you can read all about it, and a tonne of other big summer releases, when the new Empire lands in stores on March 3.


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I can't pretend I wasn't bothered by the ordinary April pleb cover. I get a special feeling in my pants when I look at the subscriber only covers. It reminds me that I'm better than normal people that have to walk into a shop and buy the magazine. Why should I have to look at banner headlines that tell me what's in the magazine I'm just about to read anyway? And I think it's about time you stuck a free toy on the front. A month by month build your own Steve Guttenberg statuette maybe? More

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I'm happy to wait to get a neater cover. I'm a subscriber, I already read the magazine. I don't want or need the extra images and text to make me want to read it. A simple, cool image with the heading is much better. The awesome Tintin cover would have been soiled. This cover I'm missing half the detail for a terrible pun. The first two were terrible, but I thoroughly enjoyed them nonetheless, and I want to see 2 full standing Primes on the front of my Empire. More

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L: Wozza31 I'm very disappointed, very disappointed indeed. My new Empire arrived through the post yesterday and instead of the marvellous subscriber only cover it had the same irritating cover from stores with all the gumpf all over it. Why, why, why, oh why have you done this? ou can't have your cake and eat it. I suspect subscriber special covers tend to be embargoed, lessening the likelihood that subscribers will get their copy earlier. I'm a little bored of subscriber on More

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