Empire February 2021

Christmas is almost upon us, but the only thing many of us want to see in a manger this week is Baby Grogu! The final episode of The Mandalorian Season 2 has just arrived on Disney+, and so there’s no better way to celebrate than with Empire's brand new issue, delving deep into the latest episodes of Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni’s thrilling Star Wars show.

This month’s cover is illustrated exclusively for Empire by Paul Shipper, featuring Mando, Ahsoka Tano and Baby Yoda himself. Inside the magazine, we blast off to explore all of Mando’s riches, exploring how the show has united the most fractious fandom in the galaxy, looking into Grogu’s future, charting how Favreau created the ultimate space Western, and breaking down the future of Star Wars – from Ahsoka’s upcoming spin-off series, to Patty Jenkins’ big-screen Rogue Squadron movie. All that, and we get seriously nerdy, digging up 101 deep-cut Star Wars Easter Eggs from the show.

And there’s plenty more inside this month’s issue, which includes our review of 2020 – with Tilda Swinton interviewing Bong Joon Ho, the legendary Aaron Sorkin writing a piece exclusively for Empire, five of this year’s greatest horror directors taking part in in a massive roundtable conversation, and looking at the year just gone that changed film forever. We hope you enjoy the issue, get lost in all that Mandalorian goodness – and have a very merry Christmas.

Empire February 2021