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Empire's Transformers: Age Of Extinction Cover Arrives
The new issue goes boom!

25 November 2013  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: Exclusive

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Transformers: Age Of Extinction, Michael Bay

The January issue of Empire arrives on newsstands both real and virtual this Thursday, and it comes fully loaded with everything you need to know about Transformers: Age Of Extinction. Michael Bay's latest explode-athon graces our cover, and inside is our comprehensive set visit coverage with all the lowdown on what to expect from this new start for the franchise. Check out the cover, and a new and exclusive pic of Bay in action, below.

This film of course sees Mark Wahlberg, Jack Reynor and Nicola Peltz take up the human reins of the franchise, as the war between Autobots and Decepticons once again flares up and humanity gets caught in the middle.

Also in this month's issue, we bring you a huge Oscar special - so if explodey robots aren't your thing, rejoice in features on 12 Years A Slave, Gravity, Labor Day, The Wolf Of Wall Street, The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, The Book Thief, All Is Lost, Her and the Coen Brothers on Inside Llewyn Davis and much, much more. Oh, and we interviewed Anchorman's entire Channel Four News Team.

The new Empire hits stores on Thursday, so make sure to be there or be square. And as befits our cover film, the magazine itself transforms this month: roll up the physical issue and it makes a heck of a fly swatter. You're welcome!


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Your Comments

RE: Its Transformers
I will admit, I have high tolerance for Bayhem. but I have zero tolerance for this being the cover for the 2014 preview! what the hell! you could have done a cover for (probably most likely) better movies like Guardians of the Galaxy, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Dragon 2, X-Men, and Godzilla! its just a shame that empire covered such a bloated franchise that could have been actually really good without any Sam Witwicky or any of his comrades. hopefully, with a new cast, T4 will be okay. but More

Posted by Darren47 at 20:43 on 20 January 2014 | Report This Post

RE: It's Transformers
Last year I also wondered why several high profile movies weren't on the cover, such as Oblivion, Elysium, The Lone Ranger, Pacific Rim, Kick Ass 2, and even The World's End. The answer was: judging by the numbers, they clearly weren't as anticipated as I wanted them to be. Transfomers 4 will make more money than most of the movies you named here, like it or not but Empire seems pretty much aware of what movie should be on the cover in order to attract the broadest audience. More

Posted by dseys at 18:28 on 27 November 2013 | Report This Post

RE: It's Transformers
There are a number of movies that will be better than this one come next summer and are far more anticipated; X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy, Godzilla, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Edge of Tomorrow, Sin City. How many of these will be cover issues? I bet Spiderman gets another and so will Bay's other project TMNT (though I won't mind this one so much) as Dan T Travis has it right. Paid Marketing. More

Posted by pgmark at 16:18 on 27 November 2013 | Report This Post

The last 2 films were amongst the worst, the very, very worst films I have ever seen. This view is shared by everyone I know. Why therefore is Empire giving the latest film a cover? Paid marketing? More

Posted by DanTDavies at 13:14 on 27 November 2013 | Report This Post

Sittin' on the cock of the Bay...
...just wasting our time, tiii~iii~iii~iii~mmme..... *whistle* More

Posted by Jonny24 at 18:37 on 26 November 2013 | Report This Post

RE: It's Transformers
L: Macavity L: Paulieman Eh what are you talking about Tejo and dseys? The cover is awesome. And im looking forward to the new Transformers movie, the last one sucked but this is a reboot and I think the new Transformers movie will redeem the series ow is this a reboot? ell, clearly they've completely redesigned Optimus Prime so that now he's a big shiny red and blue robot instead of a big shiny blue and red robot with one arm. More

Posted by UTB at 10:34 on 26 November 2013 | Report This Post

It's Transformers
L: Paulieman Eh what are you talking about Tejo and dseys? The cover is awesome. And im looking forward to the new Transformers movie, the last one sucked but this is a reboot and I think the new Transformers movie will redeem the series ow is this a reboot? More

Posted by Macavity at 09:23 on 26 November 2013 | Report This Post

RE: WHAT HAPPENED?
L: dseys Take a look at the past issues' covers: only high profile movies. It's never changed. It's just that, now, superhero and scifi movies are the better sellers. If Empire decided to put only auteurish movies on the covers, they wouldn't sell as many issues as they do now, and then they'd have to fire some of their amazing writers, reduce the thickness of the magazine, cover less and less movies... so on. And then they would disappear. Sometimes it can be disappointing, but h More

Posted by Fincher at 19:56 on 25 November 2013 | Report This Post

It's awesome
Eh what are you talking about Tejo and dseys? The cover is awesome. And im looking forward to the new Transformers movie, the last one sucked but this is a reboot and I think the new Transformers movie will redeem the series More

Posted by Paulieman at 19:15 on 25 November 2013 | Report This Post

RE: WHAT HAPPENED?
Take a look at the past issues' covers: only high profile movies. It's never changed. It's just that, now, superhero and scifi movies are the better sellers. If Empire decided to put only auteurish movies on the covers, they wouldn't sell as many issues as they do now, and then they'd have to fire some of their amazing writers, reduce the thickness of the magazine, cover less and less movies... so on. And then they would disappear. Sometimes it can be disappointing, but holy shit this is j More

Posted by dseys at 17:14 on 25 November 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Poor cover
Shame on me for mixing up the words prescription and subscription. It has to be said, I have truly learned a valuable lesson. I hang my head in shame and apologise to you Moronifighter for my terrible ways. I will make sure from now on I proof read every comment I make upon these forums and see to it that it never happens again. I hope your crusade to shame and humiliate those that make mistakes against the English language continues to embarrass anyone who dares to put a comment on here that i More

Posted by pgmark at 16:59 on 25 November 2013 | Report This Post

RE: WHAT HAPPENED?
I have to agree. I miss other movie types on the cover. More

Posted by Fincher at 16:35 on 25 November 2013 | Report This Post

WHAT HAPPENED?
I have been reading Empire since it started, but I must express my dismay at the shift of focus over the years. The past few years, every cover seems to have a superhero or some other fantasy whatever. Gone are the days of being a cinema magazine. WHAT HAPPENED TO ART, QUALITY & INTEGRITY? It seems like we are heading into the Dark Ages again. More

Posted by El-Branden Brazil at 14:41 on 25 November 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Empire's Transformers: Age Of Extinction Cover Arrives
I certainly wouldn't give Michael Bay's brand of icky misogyny any more publicity than it really deserves. More

Posted by MonsterCat at 13:35 on 25 November 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Poor cover
Which GP prescribes Empire Mag? I need to know NOW! L: pgmark ed my prescription More

Posted by Moronifighter at 13:25 on 25 November 2013 | Report This Post

Poor cover
One of the reasons I stopped my prescription was because there is too much focus on films that lack any real promise. Just because Mark Wahlberg is in this now and it is going to be bigger and better than means nothing. The last two were poor. Poor even for a shot at kids. Every audience they were aimed at was missed by a wide margin. Cover issue equals big story. This does not interest me. Nor does the seventh (or however many) article about the Hobbit. Empire gave the first 4 stars so warr More

Posted by pgmark at 12:33 on 25 November 2013 | Report This Post

bay overload
Yeah we dont need to publicise this film on the cover, the last two where rubbish, loads more films i am sure would have been worthy of a cover slot, will still buy it though More

Posted by bryanbotsareli at 12:19 on 25 November 2013 | Report This Post

Cover
You will really not bother reading any other part of the magazine because a Transformer is on the cover, Tejo? Are you really that shallow and elitist? More

Posted by Draven Cage at 11:43 on 25 November 2013 | Report This Post

That image of Bay
Great shot of Michael "fucking the frame" there. What an auteur. What an esteemed wordsmith for that matter. More

Posted by d0m_l at 11:21 on 25 November 2013 | Report This Post

really?
Really? A Transformers cover? Another issue to skip I guess. More

Posted by tejo at 10:29 on 25 November 2013 | Report This Post

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