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Empire issue preview: Civil War, The Jungle Book, and David Bowie

The April issue of Empire arrives on newsstands on February 25, and boy is it a doozy. (The cover alone is worth the price.) Although we have to admit being a little stumped - how on earth do we choose between supporting Cap or Tony in the upcoming Civil War? Answers on a postcard.

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With only two months until Captain America: Civil War hits cinemas, we’ve delivered the very best Team Tony/Cap (delete as applicable) coverage. The Russo Brothers give us the lowdown on their epic shoot, whilst Downey Jr. and Evans fill us in on their superhero beef. Besides that, there’s an interview with Black Panther himself, Chadwick Boseman, the history of Captain America, and - for more Marvel goodness - we were even brave enough to go head-to-head with the new anti-hero of Hell's Kitchen, The Punisher, aka Jon Bernthal.

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The Jungle Book has been creeping up on us faster than Shere Khan at dinner time, so we got director Jon Favreau to talk all things creepy and crawly. If you don’t know your Akela from your Bagheera, well, look no further.

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Dame Helen Mirren - the First Lady of cinema, no less - gets The Empire Interview treatment this issue, talking everything from Prime Suspect to Trumbo and back again.

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If Helen Mirren is cinema’s First Lady, then Kevin Spacey is television’s President - literally. Spacey took time out of his busy schedule to talk all things House Of Cards and Netflix’s global domination - something Frank Underwood knows one or two things about.

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Director Julien Temple pays tribute to the one and only David Bowie. Having directed Bowie in Absolute Beginners and music videos, Temple gives us his very personal story.

For all this, the latest news, reviews, and much, much more, be sure to pick up the new issue of Empire on Thursday February 25, or you can get yourself a shiny subscription right here. We may or may not also have a very special new agony uncle...