Empire's New Directors' Cut Cover Is Here

Spielberg, Whedon, Fincher, Mann and more take over

In a way, the coverline of the 300th issue of Empire says it all. "Steven Spielberg, David Fincher, Joss Whedon, Francis Ford Coppola, J.J. Abrams, Bryan Singer, Michael Mann, Guillermo Del Toro, Edgar Wright, Danny Boyle, John Woo, David Lynch, Cameron Crowe and many more..." All of these megaphone wielders have taken over their own chunk of our tricentenary extravaganza, but the emphasis should really be on the "and many more..." because our official birthday is jam-packed.

Empire Magazine 300th Issue - The Director's Cut

As well as all those big names, there are also exclusive reports from Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Warcraft and Jurassic World, not forgetting Dumb And Dumber T**o, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For **and the definitive report from this year's Empire Awards, on top of even more Hollywood helmers whose names we just couldn't fit on the front cover.

There's so much more: we were John McTiernan's first in-depth interview after his incarceration; we gathered art by David Lynch and Hayao Miyazaki; we ventured on set of Macbeth The Scottish Film to talk to Michael Fassbender; we talked Frankenstein with Daniel Radcliffe, who's almost exactly the same age as the magazine. It's a stuffed issue that we're burstingly proud of.

On your local newsagents' shelves Thursday, April 24, this very special issue of Empire is definitely one you won't want to miss.