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20 February 2012  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: Exclusive

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Are you still a little sleepy this Monday morning? Never fear, we have something that will blast you awake: it's the new cover of Empire, starring G.I. Joe: Retaliation's Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Battleship's Taylor Kitsch and only Men In Black 3's Will Smith. In the immortal word of The Rock, BOOM!

The trio leads our blockbuster issue as our expert team bend their brains to the task of predicting and previewing the summer's 20 biggest films. We've talked to stars and filmmakers from the aforementioned cover boys to Joss Whedon, Ridley Scott, Samuel L. Jackson, Rhys Ifans and many more. We're also bringing you the latest from Hugh Grant, a wealth of unseen pictures from Titanic and all the news, reviews and interviews you'd expect.

The April 2012 issue of Empire will hit newsstands on Thursday February 23. Get it while it's hot!


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MASS EFFECT 3: TAKING EARTH BACK
I know they're not films but Mass Effect should be, check out this trailer to see why http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBktyyaV9LY Mass Effect for the win, hopefully coming to a cinema near you at the speed of a mass relay More

Posted by Rebelbumscum at 12:13 on 23 February 2012 | Report This Post

Faultoshop
I have to agree with Ulmaceae and Spaldron. That's awful... More

Posted by mattdez at 21:18 on 21 February 2012 | Report This Post

Will Smith stole 2hours of my life with the last Men in Black film - there is no bloody way that he's stealing another 2 hours! What was the last really good film he was in? If this tanks he'll run back to do Bad Boys 3. Also, what's the deal with him doing a new MIB song with his kids? Tragic! More

Posted by Silvio Mugabe at 20:29 on 21 February 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Blockblister
One of the least exciting Empire covers I've seen in a long while. More

Posted by Spaldron at 17:03 on 21 February 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Blockblister
L: flando Well, it's not exactly Empire's fault that SOME movies this summer will suck of @ss, but c'mon, this has to be the most underwhelming cover in the magazines history. So Empire leads with what will be, let me guess, Battleship **, Men In Black 3 *** (reduced to ** on DVD) and G.I. Joe ** (something like "while the Rock and co. bring a little further gravatas to the franchise, another attempt at a sequel would get our G.I. No!". I guess I am just annoyed that a movie which look More

Posted by UTB at 16:58 on 21 February 2012 | Report This Post

RE: No offence
L: bobthegrinch But I wouldn't advertise that cover. It's rubbish. agazine sized version is worse. And subscribers get it without the distraction of writing. The horror! The horror! More

Posted by Ulmaceae at 16:48 on 21 February 2012 | Report This Post

Another Photoshop Disaster
Blimey Empire, what happened to having a photographer of your own? The last few months have been horrific Photoshop cardboard cutout mashups like this, using images ripped from movie adverts. Why couldn't we have had that headshot of Joss W. as last month's cover? He's the only reason I'd consider Avengers. More

Posted by Ulmaceae at 16:45 on 21 February 2012 | Report This Post

Blockblister
Well, it's not exactly Empire's fault that SOME movies this summer will suck of @ss, but c'mon, this has to be the most underwhelming cover in the magazines history. So Empire leads with what will be, let me guess, Battleship **, Men In Black 3 *** (reduced to ** on DVD) and G.I. Joe ** (something like "while the Rock and co. bring a little further gravatas to the franchise, another attempt at a sequel would get our G.I. No!". I guess I am just annoyed that a movie which looks as insan More

Posted by flando at 14:34 on 21 February 2012 | Report This Post

Blockblister
Well, it's not exactly Empire's fault that SOME movies this summer will suck of @ss, but c'mon, this has to be the most underwhelming cover in the magazines history. So Empire leads with what will be, let me guess, Battleship **, Men In Black 3 *** (reduced to ** on DVD) and G.I. Joe ** (something like "while the Rock and co. bring a little further gravatas to the franchise, another attempt at a sequel would get our G.I. No!". I guess I am just annoyed that a movie which looks as insan More

Posted by flando at 14:33 on 21 February 2012 | Report This Post

Blockblister
Well, it's not exactly Empire's fault that SOME movies this summer will suck of @ss, but c'mon, this has to be the most underwhelming cover in the magazines history. So Empire leads with what will be, let me guess, Battleship **, Men In Black 3 *** (reduced to ** on DVD) and G.I. Joe ** (something like "while the Rock and co. bring a little further gravatas to the franchise, another attempt at a sequel would get our G.I. No!". I guess I am just annoyed that a movie which looks as insan More

Posted by flando at 14:33 on 21 February 2012 | Report This Post

RE:
Don't give a shit about these films. Don't get me wrong, I'll see them all and probably enjoy them passively, but I'm really not excited about any of them. The two middle-bottom ones however... More

Posted by Whistler at 23:18 on 20 February 2012 | Report This Post

I am shocked and disappointed Jennifer Lawrence for the Hunger Games isn't on the cover. I'll emphasise shock again - SHOCKED. More

Posted by BabsyBuck at 21:56 on 20 February 2012 | Report This Post

No offence
But I wouldn't advertise that cover. It's rubbish. More

Posted by bobthegrinch at 21:07 on 20 February 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Originality - RIP
L: JediBobster thing like a cover like this to make me feel all crotchety and old. Let's have a look at what we've got here : A third film to 90s hit in which has already had a very bad sequel; a sequel to a not-exactly-loved film based on a toy; a film based on a game; a Superhero reboot; a Superhero reboot part 3, a quasi-prequel to a much loved film and a fourth Ice Age film. Now sure, k Knight be a corker; hopefully Ridley will bring his A-game and deliver something truly worthy More

Posted by azzman1984 at 16:58 on 20 February 2012 | Report This Post

Originality - RIP
Oof! Nothing like a cover like this to make me feel all crotchety and old. Let's have a look at what we've got here : A third film to 90s hit in which has already had a very bad sequel; a sequel to a not-exactly-loved film based on a toy; a film based on a game; a Superhero reboot; a Superhero reboot part 3, a quasi-prequel to a much loved film and a fourth Ice Age film. Now sure, k Knight be a corker; hopefully Ridley will bring his A-game and deliver something truly worthy to the b] More

Posted by JediBobster at 16:41 on 20 February 2012 | Report This Post

Ice age 4
To those that doubt the power of ice age, check out Ice Age 3 global box office n c why it make perfect sense for that to be there. It's a mammoth of an franchise. MIB, will bomb as will GI:Jo, not sure about Battleship. Spiderman will struggle, Batman will reign n Promethus will do ok. More

Posted by cra1gs at 15:33 on 20 February 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Ice age 4
Well happy that The Rock is on the cover, its about bloody time!! p; I still think G.I. Joe 2 will be a huge box office hit More

Posted by azzman1984 at 15:31 on 20 February 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Ice Age 4 ???
L: Moronifighter Ice Age 4.... Really?.... sp; Did you notce the question mark? Like they're not really being serious?     More

Posted by Scruffybobby at 15:28 on 20 February 2012 | Report This Post

Ice age 4
To those that doubt the power of ice age, check out Ice Age 3 global box office n c why it make perfect sense for that to be there. It's a mammoth of an franchise. MIB, will bomb as will GI:Jo, not sure about Battleship. Spiderman will struggle, Batman will reign n Promethus will do ok. More

Posted by cra1gs at 15:15 on 20 February 2012 | Report This Post

Ice age 4
To those that doubt the power of ice age, check out Ice Age 3 global box office n c why it make perfect sense for that to be there. It's a mammoth of an franchise. MIB, will bomb as will GI:Jo, not sure about Battleship. Spiderman will struggle, Batman will reign n Promethus will do ok. More

Posted by cra1gs at 15:15 on 20 February 2012 | Report This Post

Ice age 4
To those that doubt the power of ice age, check out Ice Age 3 global box office n c why it make perfect sense for that to be there. It's a mammoth of an franchise. MIB, will bomb as will GI:Jo, not sure about Battleship. Spiderman will struggle, Batman will reign n Promethus will do ok. More

Posted by cra1gs at 15:15 on 20 February 2012 | Report This Post

Hm.
Looks like a pi$$-poor repeat version of 2010's awesome EXPENDABLES cover. More

Posted by Snake-Eyes at 15:03 on 20 February 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Ice Age 4 ???
i gotta agree, Ice Age 4 really has no place in that VS battle. More

Posted by jodybriggs at 14:27 on 20 February 2012 | Report This Post

Ice Age 4 ???
Ice Age 4.... Really?.... More

Posted by Moronifighter at 14:00 on 20 February 2012 | Report This Post

Wow
Will Smith is looking old More

Posted by Smerph at 11:29 on 20 February 2012 | Report This Post


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