In the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s darkest hour, a bright new hope is needed – and her name is Captain Marvel. Brie Larson’s trailblazing hero is about to bring the comic book saga its most ultra-powerful character yet, with an utterly human backstory and a blast of cosmic abilities that makes her a formidable fighter in the intergalactic battle between alien races the Kree and the Skrulls. This month’s issue of Empire goes on set of Captain Marvel in LA to get the inside story on Marvel’s feminist hero, its none-more-indie directing duo, the retro 1990s setting, it’s supporting cast of all-new aliens and returning franchise favourites, and Carol Danvers’ game-changing presence in the MCU.
Elsewhere in the March issue, we delve into the cine-literate, fan-favourite world of British director Edgar Wright for Empire 30 – our 30th birthday celebrations. Empire spoke to his long list of collaborators (and even his mum and dad) for an epic career-spanning oral history, from Spaced, through the Cornetto Trilogy of Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End, to Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and Baby Driver. Plus, he answers your reader questions in The People vs. Edgar Wright.
You’ll also find interviews with this year’s Oscar frontrunners – including Olivia Colman, Ethan Hawke, Adam McKay and Barry Jenkins – a major interview with Kenneth Branagh, reviews of If Beale Street Could Talk, How To Train Your Dragon 3 and The Kid Who Would Be King, and plenty more inside. It really is a super-powered issue.