The Ed Zone

SFX - - Contents - Richard Ed­wards, Edi­tor @RichDEd­wards

It’s not that long ago that big block­buster movies clus­tered around the sum­mer months like de­mons around a Hell­mouth. That’s no longer the case, as stu­dios spread their wares through­out the cal­en­dar – and even with no new Star Wars in De­cem­ber, the run-up to Christ­mas will be among the most hotly con­tested box of­fice bat­tle­grounds of the year.

The big­gest star strut­ting his stuff be­fore 2018 calls it a wrap is Bum­ble­bee, who lit­er­ally dwarves his hu­man ri­vals. Even if you’d lost faith with the in­creas­ingly high-oc­tane Michael Bay Trans­form­ers movies, this ’80s-set pre­quel feels like the back-to-ba­sics re­boot the se­ries needs. We speak to di­rec­tor Travis Knight, the man be­hind stop-mo­tion clas­sic Kubo And The Two

Strings, about reignit­ing the ro­bot saga’s spark (p32). Con­tin­u­ing the block­buster theme, we per­form our best Legili­mency spell to grill the Fan­tas­tic Beasts cast about The Crimes Of Grindel­wald (p60), test the wa­ters of DC’s Aqua­man with di­rec­tor James Wan (p42) and ex­plore cities on the move as Peter Jack­son talks

Mor­tal En­gines (p70). We also scare our­selves silly with Sus­piria (p52), fol­low Out­lander to the US (p56) and talk to God’s new right-hand man, Jon Hamm (p50).

There’s more like this ev­ery month in SFX, the gift that keeps on giv­ing – y’know, a sub­scrip­tion could be the per­fect present for any fel­low geeks in your life. Or why not just treat your­self? De­tails on p24.

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