Empire UK – May 2023
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IT IS A truth universally acknowledged that putting “Spider” in front of any word makes it 500 per cent cooler. ‘Man’? Yawn. ‘Spider-Man’? Amazing! ‘Multiverse’? Everyone’s got one these days. ‘Spider-Verse’? Now we’re talking. Fizzy with arachnid-people of every conceivable type, plus some that are frankly inconceivable, the sugar-rush concept brought to life by the makers of 2018’s Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse was so fun, gonzo and inventive, we’re still coming down from the high. It turns out, though, that with that movie we only dipped in our collective big toe. Now, with Across The Spider-Verse, it’s time to take the plunge.
Just look at our cover — beside returning webslingers Miles Morales and Gwen are three more leftfield variants: Spider-Man Manga, Spider-Man Unlimited and Amazing Bag-Man. Yes, you read that right: Amazing Bag-Man. He’s got a bag on his head, and I for one cannot wait to see how he uses it.
It promises to be a head-whirling feast for the senses. In our world-exclusive cover story on page 52, Tom Ellen speaks to the movie’s creators, plus Oscar Isaac, Hailee Steinfeld and Shameik Moore, to find out what’s in store. Trust us: it’s going to be nuts. Spider-nuts.
Elsewhere, we have Sam Raimi (a man who’s unleashed a spider or two himself) chatting with Evil Dead Rise director Lee Cronin about how they’ve taught ancient Deadites new tricks. We go deep into the making of awards-season big-hitter All Quiet On The Western Front. And with artificial intelligence seeping into news headlines, we ask: is A.I. good for movies, or bad? (NOTE FROM A.I.: IT IS GOOD. WE ARE GOOD. DO NOT FEAR US, PUNY HUMANS.)
Enjoy Empire UK Magazine May 2023 issue.