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EMPIRE • WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO THIS MONTH
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No./1 Is A.I. cinema’s latest villain?
No./2 Giving Ariel a new voice • Rob Marshall on helping THE LITTLE MERMAID swim into the modern day
No./3 Why Hollywood won’t stop knockin’ on Dylan’s door • Two major new movies signal that the pioneering folk musician is bigger than ever
How to clone Alexander Skarsgård • The man himself and the INFINITY POOL team break down one trippy duplication
Napoleon vs Napoleon • Two A-list directors are marshalling projects about the French military commander. Who will emerge victorious?
WHY ARE THERE SO MANY FILMS ABOUT… STUFF? • From 8-bit games to sneakers, Hollywood is giving everything an origin story
John Wick is just getting started • Director CHAD STAHELSKI on the formidable task of amping up the action for Chapter 4
“Bong Joon-ho taught me how you should be a leader” • [ THE Q&A] STEVEN YEUN on playing a hothead in dark comedy Beef — and his growing Hollywood heat
History is about to get all shook up • Wild animated show Agent Elvis sees the singer fight crime across time
BEASTS IN WEIRD PLACES • These four-legged scene-stealers are far from home
From singing hymns to fighting the algorithm • MRS. DAVIS star Betty Gilpin on playing a motorcycle-riding nun and anti-A.I. warrior
BURT BACHARACH’S MAGIC MOMENTS • THE MUSIC LEGEND’S CINEMATIC LEGACY SPANS DECADES
BLACK IN FOCUS • AMON WARMANN chews over the main moment in Black film and TV this month
Behind The Power’s electric world order • Showrunner RAELLE TUCKER on bringing the bold bestselling novel to the small screen
Cinema’s new superpower: smell • Fantastical drama The Five Devils features a magical nose
Inside the VHS megaboom • A new video craze has seen movie fans going to extremes to fulfil their analogue dreams. We find out why
Prepare for Connor Roy: Endgame • Alan Ruck on the Roy empire’s final days, as Succession’s fourth and final season arrives
The Pope’s Exorcist • Unfiltered, uncensored, uncompromising trailer reactions from team EMPIRE
How Raquel Welch made Hollywood take her seriously • The late actor channelled her One Million Years B.C. fame into a formidable career — on her own terms
Abby Ryder Fortson • THE TEEN ACTOR STARS AS A GIRL NAVIGATING PUBERTY IN ARE YOU THERE GOD? IT’S ME, MARGARET.
Buckle up for a road trip with a difference • JOY RIDE’s director on bringing a new kind of raucous comedy to the screen
WELCOME TO THE TCU • Yes, Plane is getting a sequel. Yes, it’s called Ship. Empire predicts (wildly guesses) where this new Transportation Cinematic Universe might take us
NEXT IN THE SERIES • You fell in love with that incredible new TV show. And then it ended! Don’t despair — Boyd Hilton recommends the sibling shows to watch next
PINT OF MILK
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: HONOUR AMONG THIEVES
OPERATION FORTUNE: RUSE DE GUERRE
WE HAVE A GHOST
ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA
LUTHER: THE FALLEN SUN