Empire Issue Preview: Fantastic Beasts, Rami Malek, Coen Brothers, Widows, Peterloo, Carey Mulligan

Empire - November 2018 cover – Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of Grindelwald

by Ben Travis |
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In Empire’s November 2018 issue, we solemnly swear we’re up to no good – by which we mean that we’re celebrating the Wizarding World both past and present. Ahead of the release of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald, the new issue marks the return of Newt Scamander and Albus Dumbledore (as we’ve never seen him before), with a major added treat for fans of classic Potter. With a simple alohomora, we’ve unlocked this month’s issue to offer you a sneak peek inside the three-magazine bumper pack.

Empire - November 2018 cover – Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of Grindelwald

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Empire – November 2018 preview

If the first Fantastic Beasts introduced Harry Potter fans to a whole new continent (and era) of the Wizarding World, The Crimes of Grindelwald is about to tie that back into the original series we all know and love. Empire goes on set to talk to the cast and director David Yates about the magical new instalment.

Burt Reynolds Remembered

Empire – November 2018 preview

Following the death of one of Hollywood’s all-time greatest icons, Empire’s Nick De Semlyen reflects on the time he visited Burt Reynolds, and the legacy he leaves behind.

Rami Malek

Empire – November 2018 preview

After years of playing a hacker in Mr Robot, the actor is about to take centre stage as Queen’s iconic frontman in Bohemian Rhapsody. We took him to the pub to meet the man behind the Mercury.

The Coen Brothers

Empire – November 2018 preview

With wild west anthology The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs hitting Netflix next month, its witer-directors talk Empire through how to make the ultimate Western.


Empire – November 2018 preview

Steve McQueen, director of 12 Years A Slave, is back with a crime thriller based on an ‘80s ITV drama. Dive into this year’s most unexpected comeback with the filmmaker and his all-star cast.


Empire – November 2018 preview

A bleak and under-told chapter in British history gets a vital new telling from Mike Leigh. The director breaks down the parties at play in the workers-vs-establishment Mancunian massacre.

Carey Mulligan

Empire – November 2018 preview

From Doctor Who’s (possible) greatest episode, to Shame, Drive and Suffragette, she’s one of Britain’s greatest exports. With a no-holds-barred performance in the upcoming Wildlife, Carey Mulligan looks back on her entire career for the Empire Interview.


Empire – November 2018 preview

In home entertainment, we break down Whitney’s biggest moments, explore the masterpiece that is Field Of Dreams, rank the films of Peter Jackson, find out how Thanos became Marvel’s greatest villain, and much, much more.

Harry Potter: An Empire History

Empire – November 2018 - Harry Potter Supplement

There’s even more magic with this month’s issue – a whole extra magazine telling the complete making-of story behind the Harry Potter series. Find every classic Empire feature on the boy wizard, plus brand new interviews with all four directors: Chris Columbus, Alfonso Cuaron, Mike Newell and David Yates.

Pilot TV

Pilot TV - House of Cards cover

After its inaugural issue in April, Pilot TV is back – the cinematic TV magazine from the makers of Empire. The new edition comes with this month’s Empire, stepping into the Oval Office for the final season of House Of Cards, meeting Doctor Who herself, and catching up with The Sinner’s Bill Pullman.

Pre-order the issue online here.

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