THIS MONTH AT EMPIRE
SUPERHEROES MAY HAVE dominated our screens for the last few years, but we’re pretty sure you haven’t seen one quite like the one on this month’s cover. Doctor Strange is finally here and, if like us, you were puzzled as to just how you take that character and turn him into a fully fledged blockbuster-fronting protagonist, you will want to read our feature on p68. Prepare to be puzzled no longer — just dead excited.
Elsewhere in the issue, the team came together to write something we really, really didn’t want to. As we were halfway through this issue, the news broke that Gene Wilder had died. The man who, while turning in some of the greatest comic performances on film, was at pains to point out that he wasn’t a clown, he wasn’t a comedian; he was an actor. You see, while he made us laugh until our ribs rubbed, he also moved us and opened whole new worlds to us. There was much wet-eyed debate in the Empire office about which his finest moment ultimately was. We continue that debate on p82. Share your own by tweeting us @empiremagazine.
Finally, some of you may be lucky enough to hold this issue in your hands at American Airlines Presents Empire Live, our ultimate film and entertainment weekend down at The O2 from September 23-25. With Daniel Radcliffe fronting our opening night gala screening of
Swiss Army Man and Imperium, an appearance from Luke Cage himself, a Women On Screen panel including Amma Asante and Natalie Dormer, and an exclusive preview screening of War On Everyone, it’s going to not just be good. It’s going to be great. If you couldn’t join us this year, don’t fear! We will be covering
everything on empireonline.com and featuring the highlights in next month’s magazine. We can’t wait to tell you how it went.