Empire Issue Preview: Beetlejuice Beetlejuice, A Quiet Place: Day One, Twisters, Horizon, The Boys

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by Ben Travis |
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Get ready: all kinds of spooky and supernatural shenanigans are about to get underway with the return of Beetlejuice. Tim Burton’s long-awaited sequel Beetlejuice Beetlejuice is gearing up to raise hell in cinemas this September – and we have your best look at the film yet in our world-exclusive cover story.

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The issue hits newsstands from Thursday 6 June – but for now, here’s a sneak peek inside its pages.

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Empire – Beetlejuice Beetlejuice

The ‘juice is loose! Empire gets up close and personal with the return of Beetlejuice, going on set of Tim Burton’s throwback sequel and speaking to the filmmaker and his cast – Michael Keaton! Winona Ryder! Catherine O’Hara! Jenna Ortega! Willem Dafoe! Monica Bellucci! Justin Theroux! – about resurrecting the spectre back to cinema screens. Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!

A Quiet Place: Day One

Empire – A Quiet Place

Michael Sarnoski’s prequel heads back to the start of the alien invasion – and into the noise-infested New York City. Empire tiptoes around the set, speaking to the filmmaker and his stars, Lupita Nyong’o and Joseph Quinn, about bringing an all-new perspective to A Quiet Place.


Empire – Twisters

Weather-event cinema incoming! Empire heads into the eye of the storm with director Lee Isaac Chung to discuss the making of his sort-of-sequel to ‘90s disaster-adventure favourite Twister, and gets windswept with cast members Glen Powell, Daisy Edgar-Jones, and Anthony Ramos. No umbrella required.

Horizon: An American Saga

Empire – Horizon

Kevin Costner is back on the big screen, and pulling no punches – directing, co-writing, starring, producing, and largely self-funding a multi-movie Western epic. With Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 about to hit cinemas, Empire sits down for a no-holds-barred interview with Horizon’s ever-ambitious creator.

The Boys Season 4

Empire – The Boys

The most shocking superhero show on TV is back – and ready to spill more V-powered blood. Showrunner Eric Kripke talks Empire through The Boys’ wildest moments, cultural impact, and its most political season yet.


Empire – Kneecap

Rising Irish rap trio Kneecap are at the centre of one of 2024’s wildest films – a rip-roaring, not-entirely-factual biopic about a band who’ve barely just begun. Empire speaks to director Rich Peppiatt and rapping stars Mo Chara, Móglaí Bap and DJ Próvaí about their uncompromising debut.

Deep Dive: H.R. Giger’s Alien

Deep Dive – HR Giger

In our exploration of Hollywood’s greatest lore, we go deep on the creation of Alien’s Alien, and the impact of uncompromising artist H.R. Giger on cinema ever since.

First Word

First Word – Alien: Romulus

This month’s news section features a brand new look at Alien: Romulus with director Fede Alvarez; a fresh glimpse of Galadriel in The Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power Season 2; a sit-down with Yorgos Lanthimos on his gruelling anthology movie Kinds Of Kindness; a conversation between House Of The Dragon stars Emma D’Arcy and Olivia Cooke ahead of Season 2; a catch-up with The Academy on the future of the Oscars; a gladiatorial spar with director Roland Emmerich on his Roman TV epic Those About To Die; and much, much more.

Final Cut

Final Cut – Argylle

In the home entertainment section, we speak to Matthew Vaughn about the reaction to his twisty spy romp Argylle; get the inside story on Dune: Part Two’s stark arena sequence with cinematographer Greig Fraser; talk Wim Wenders’ greatest needle-drops with the director himself; break down the biggest moments from Bob Marley: One Love with director Reinaldo Marcus Green; and much more.


Hit Man – Review

This month, you’ll find the Empire verdict on Richard Linklater’s shape-shifting romcom-thriller Hit Man; Yorgos Lanthimos’ Poor Things follow-up Kinds Of Kindness; Jeff Nichols’ starry biker drama The Bikeriders; Viggo Mortensen-directed Western, The Dead Don’t Hurt; Lily Gladstone-starring drama Fancy Dance; and plenty more.

Find Empire's Beetlejuice Beetlejuice issue on newsstands from 6 June. The film hits cinemas on 6 September.

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