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Kingsman 2, the sequel to the 2014 sleeper hit, has been making headlines with the A-list ladies who have come aboard.  Halle Berry has been cast in what is rumored to be the role of the head of the CIA, while Julianne Moore has been cast as the villain, Poppy.  But now we finally have name for the project, as well as some killer concept art, courtesy of Empire Magazine.  While the original was surprisingly good and surpassed the expectations of many, the sequel has a lot to live up to.  If the concept art is anything to judge by, though, the movie might just stand up to the test. (more…)


For all of you that doubted Deadpool’s (aka Wade Wilson’s) ability to deliver a grade A sales pitch… well, you may have been justified in your doubt. As part of the 12 Days of Deadpool, a viral holiday campaign to promote the new movie, a poster was released featuring our favorite foul-mouthed anti-hero on the cover of Empire Magazine. But wait, there’s more! Ryan Reynolds, clad in his Deadpool duds, brings us a commercial for said magazine issue; filled with enticing extras like a free eye infection, and a backstage pass to a location you can read about after the jump! (more…)


We know that we’re not going to get another solo Hulk movie till sometime after 2019, which means that The Avengers and any other movies between now and The Inhumans in the summer of 2019 will be the only places to see the character get all green and angry. That’s okay, there’s plenty of action for the Hulk to smash through, and from the sounds of previous statements of the cast and crew, Avengers: Age of Ultron will another – ahem – banner moment for grumpy green goliath. The guy that plays the Hulk, Mark Ruffalo, agrees and has added his two cents about where the Hulk’s mind is at, and where he’ll be going next in a new interview. (more…)


The Ghostbusters reboot is currently underway. Director Paul Feig has been keeping the public informed on all the changes that are occurring as of late, creating a lot of controversy through the pre-production progression. With original cast members split on the project (Bill Murray being all for it, and Ernie Hudson being against the sassy girl-power remake), the line of demarcation couldn’t be any more noticeable.

Now, the news just in, is that Feig wants to make a hard reboot with real scares as well as the all girl-power humor – all whilst retaining the coveted PG13 rating. Feig talks of his plans in the latest issue of Empire Magazine, and it might have fans of the original banging their heads against the proverbial brick wall, or taking to their keyboards to hurl all kinds of profanity-ridden-abuse towards the Bridesmaids filmmaker. (more…)


Movie lists are fun, if more than slightly moronic. They essentially try and take an artistic medium that is unquantifiable in terms of quality and then prove, definitively, which ones are the “greatest of all time”. Every list is completely subjective (obviously), so it’s futile to read any of them and say “yep…that’s the one. They nailed it 100%.”

However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t read a list (particularly a “reader’s poll”) and make deductions about the cross-section surveyed. For the first time in six years, Empire Magazine polled its readers and came up with the “301 Greatest Movies of All Time”. There are a fair amount of surprises (Klimov’s Come and See made the cut!), but the Top 10 reads not too differently from the average IMDB ranking — a collection of nerdy genre pictures with a few revered ’70s “classics” peppered in. (more…)


After one badass poster followed by that badass trailer, Godzilla sure knows how to make an entrance. And if you haven’t had enough of the big green guy – how could you? – then by all means check out the Empire Magazine cover featuring Gareth Edwards‘ new Godzilla below. We say this all the time, I know, but this cover is positively our best look at the him yet! (more…)

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As part of their 25th Anniversary, Empire Magazine is grabbing on the the X-Men: Days of Future Past hype with an interesting marketing gimmick – releasing 25 different covers for their latest issue. While fans of comic books know this is a recipe designed to sell more than one copy of the same book, I’m guessing that still won’t stop people from purchasing a copy of each of their favorite characters. The cover reveals are happening throughout the day, and (in addition to the one above) here’s what we got for you so far: (more…)


As we close in on the theatrical release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – just under six months until December 13th! – it’s about time we learn the details of what’s coming in the extended edition of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, releasing a month earlier in November.

In the latest issue of Empire Magazine, all decked out in its hobbity splendor, Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens, and Fran Walsh dished on what we’ll see in the much anticipated extended edition,

You are going to get some serious Dwarvish disrespect of the elves at Rivendell.

You are going to get more of Hobbiton. We always wanted to wend our way through Hobbiton, but in the end Bilbo has to run out of the door.

You are going to get more Goblin Town, and the Great Goblin singing his song. It is a great song, but it was just another delay in terms of moving the story along.

A number one hit from the Goblin King. Barry Humphries is going to rise up the charts.

We are putting things in the extended cut that are going to play straight into the second film, like this character Girion, who is defending [the city of] Dale using black arrows against Smaug. And the black arrows play a part in an ongoing story, for they are the one thing that can pierce the dragon’s hide.

There are also issues with [king of the elves] Thranduil (Lee Pace). We get some of the reason why he and the dwarves had a falling out – to do with these white gems…

Judging by the added content that leads directly into Smaug, it sounds to me like this extended edition of An Unexpected Journey is a must buy for those awaiting the sequel with bated breath.

Plus, who wouldn’t be interested in that Goblin King song? I don’t know why they didn’t release it as a single.

For a look at the newly released images from The Desolation of Smaug, straight off the pages of Empire, hit the jump!



The latest issue of Empire magazine is all Iron Man 3. We saw those awesome covers yesterday, but what’s inside is even better, and like all of Empire’s exclusives most of the juicy bits are already online. First off, Iron Man 3 is Robert Downey Jr.‘s last contractually obligated Iron Man movie. I’m sure Marvel will be rectifying that as soon as possible, the idea of recasting Tony Stark with anyone else is unimaginable! But still, facts are facts and as of now RDJ won’t be coming back unless he wants to. So, does he want to?

Let’s just say that the only thing I ever let go of had claw marks in it. There’s a little bit of soul reclamation going on. I feel that the first time I played Tony, I did it best. Sorry! The affinity with Tony now is: how do you sustain something? I’m not stupid, I like to play ball, I love the company, I love the character, and the business side of things, I’m not to picky about that either.

Okay, not a yes, but not a solid no either. RDJ adds Iron Man 3 isn’t exactly the last we’ll see of him, saying, “Tony’s going to carry on. Avengers 2 already has a release date!” But what if that’s it for the love affair of RDJ and his not-all-that-alter ego, Tony Stark? What does he think of them recasting the role?

It would probably be the best thing in the world for me. You know, ego…but sometimes ego just has to be smashed. Let’s see what happens. I take the audience very seriously – I feel bad when I see folks doing movies and the audience is like, ‘Don’t do that anymore.’ I don’t have to overstay my welcome…

I don’t think anyone’s tiring of RDJ’s Tony Stark. Honestly, in my mind I can barely separate the two, can you? But, I’d understand if he doesn’t want to play the role forever. I mean, I wouldn’t be happy, but I’d understand.

If you’re looking for more, hit the jump ’cause Empire also got to screen 15 minutes of Iron Man 3 and we’ve got what they had to say below!


Man, is Empire magazine simply ripe with goodies lately, or what? I mean, it’s always been a stellar movie magazine, but recently they’ve been featuring tons of great stuff to nerd over. With the latest issue being all Star Trek Into Darkness we’ve got 11 high resolution images to share as well as some quotes from franchise newcomers Benedict Cumberbatch and Alice Eve.

In their interview the two touch on a variety of topics from auditioning to working with their fellow cast members and, of course, the pressure surrounding being a part of Star Trek. I pulled a few quotes, which you can find below the cut, but I do suggest checking out their whole interview.