Empire Issue Preview: Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, Transformers, Baby Driver
Your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man adorns the latest cover of your friendly neighbourhood movie magazine this month. Swinging in for a colourful cover (or, for lucky Empire subscribers, some original hand-drawn Alan Davis artwork), Spidey heads up another packed edition of the world’s biggest movie magazine – here’s a taste of what’s inside. Want to get Empire delivered to your door every month? Subscribe to Empire here.
Go, web, go! Everyone’s favourite webslinger is our cover feature this month. There’s eight pages of set reportage from the Boy Avenger’s first feature-length foray into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, in which we talk to Tom Holland – and, in a world first, also talk to Tom Holland and Tom Holland, for what could be our silliest sidebar ever.
We fire up the lasso of journalistic truth to bring you our latest report from DC’s latest superhero extravaganza, visiting the muddy World War I set of the film to learn the secrets of Princess Diana of Themyscira. Plus, we uncover the inside story of how that black-and-white team photo from Batman v Superman came to be.
Transformers: The Last Knight
Michael Bay is a genre unto himself. Embarking on his fifth and final entry in the Transformiverse, Empire is granted extraordinary access to this genre, going behind-the-scenes of the billion dollar franchise, which spans continents, planets, and a timescale of 14 billion years. Autobots, roll out!
With David Lynch improbably bringing the mysterious weirdness of Twin Peaks back to the small screen, it’s time to put on a pot of coffee as we delve deep into the strangest stories from the original series. Who is the log lady, anyway?
Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets
Luc Besson’s new sci-fi, Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets, reportedly contains an astonishing 8,000 alien species. He divluges some concept art for a handful, in a fascinating insight from one of genre cinema’s keenest minds. If you’ve ever wanted to know the cellular make-up of the Azin Mö, this is the feature for you.
Seatbelts on for Edgar Wright’s latest effort, an extremely fast and furiously original motor movie with a killer soundtrack that could well be 2017’s most original film. We visit the Atlanta set of Wright’s sixth film and chat to him and his co-stars, in between copious coffees and speeding tickets.
The Empire Interview: Chris Evans
Lately, it seems like Chris Evans has been indulging in a bit of art-life imitation, mimicking his superhero alter-ego by taking on real-life Nazis on Twitter. For this month’s Empire interview, we go long with Capt. Rogers himself, talking everything Marvel, motivations, and fighting the good fight on social media and beyond.
This time, it’s Thor. The God Of Thunder lights up our news section this time around, with a never-before-seen image from the Thorquel – and there’s also exclusive early scraps from the likes of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, The Dark Tower, The Mummy, Preacher, and The Defenders.
In Empire magazine, no one can hear you scream if you got a bad review. Alien: Covenant leads up our reviews section, which also casts a critical eye over films like Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2, King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword and Wilson.
Here’s to the fools who dream about a La La Land viewing guide, because this issue’s back section provides exactly that, with director Damien Chazelle and composer Justin Hurwitz talking us through each song. There’s also word from Mad Max: Fury Road’s black-and-chrome edition; a guide to Oscar-winning director Asghar Farhadi; and a special reunion of cult British classic Rita, Sue And Bob Too.
All that, and really quite a lot more, can be found in issue #337 of Empire magazine, on sale from Thursday 18 May. Fancy getting limited edition covers, delivered days before anyone else, saving money on the cover price? Subscribe to Empire here.