Empire Issue Preview: Star Wars, Mindhunter, Mother!

Empire Issue Preview

by John Nugent |
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Now, witness the power of our fully operational movie magazine! It is once again that momentous moment when a Star Wars movie graces the cover of Empire – and this time, we've gone fully holographic, depicting Mark Hamill and Daisy Ridley in all their shimmering glory. Here's a little taster of what you can find in the October 2017 issue of Empire, on sale Thursday 7 September.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

"It's time for the Jedi...to end", says Luke Skywalker in the trailer for The Last Jedi. But why? How? When? And who? To find those answers and more, we have an exclusive chat with Episode VIII director Rian Johnson and his cast – and indulge in some fan theories about who Supreme Leader Snoke really is.


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On the surface, it's a straightforward marital drama about some uninivited guests. But also: it's an psychosexual thriller, a religious allegory, an environmental parable, a critique of Hollywood age-casting, a literal depiction of hell, or all or none of the above? We speak to the unique directing vision Darren Aronofsky on what Jennifer Lawrence called "the hardest movie of my life".

Murder On The Orient Express

13 suspects. One victim. One master detective. And a not-so-quiet carriage. All aboard the Orient Express with Kenneth Branagh and his all-star cast – hopefully not stopping at Rejection, Disappointment, Backstabbing Central and Shattered Dreams Parkway.


David Fincher's next project, MINDHUNTER, arrives on Netflix in October, and Empire was on set to get under the skin of the serial killer mystery, and why "pervs" keep him in business.

Jon Watts interviews Peter Bogdanovich

For the latest in our series of director-on-director interviews, we recruited Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts to grill the legendary Peter Bogdanovich about partners in crime classic Paper Moon.

Steve Buscemi: The Empire Interview

He is Mr. Pink, Donny, Nucky Thompson and Randall Boggs. This month, he is Nikita Krushchev in The Death of Stalin. Empire's big interview this month is with the peerless Steve Buscemi.

The Two Coreys

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Corey Feldman and Corey Haim reigned supreme in the 1980s. Then, all of a sudden, they didn't. What went wrong? We chronicle the full mad story behind two of Hollywood's former brightest stars.


The Death of Stalin, Armando Iannucci's much-anticipated satire, leads up our news section this month, which also has exclusives from Tomb Raider and The Punisher – plus Juliet Stevenson attempts to guess how much a pint of milk is.


Korean actioner The Villainess leads up our reviews section this month, and there's also Empire verdicts on the likes of Borg/McEnroe, Victoria & Abdul, Wind River and more.


Showtime, A-holes! Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 is the subject of this month's viewing guide, leading up a packed back section that includes retrospectives about Full Metal Jacket, A Fish Called Wanda and Shane.

All that, and a heck of a lot more, can be found in issue #341 of Empire magazine, on sale from Thursday 6 September in all good and First Order-affilliated newsagents. If you want your copy days before everyone else, with super-sweet limited edition covers to boot, you’ll want to subscribe to Empire here{ =nofollow}.

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