The Marvel Comics superheroes turned movie stars The Avengers are featured on the cover of the new issue of Empire magazine (due out on newsstands this Thursday) … and not only are they featured on one cover, they are featured on 5 different covers. Iron Man (played by Robert Downey, Jr.), Captain America (played by Chris Evans), Thor (played by Chris Hemsworth) and Black Widow (played by Scarlett Johansson) each get their own cover and all 4 of them are featured on a special cover available only to Empire magazine subscribers. If you’re a collector, like me, you might want to pick up each of these different issues of Empire magazine.
The new issue of Empire hits shelves this week (Thursday January 26, fact fans) and it’s a doozy. We’ve turned all Nick Fury and assembled The Avengers in the shape of four barnstorming superhero covers. Take your pick of Black Widow, Thor, Iron Man and Captain America. Awesome, non? The greatest gathering of superpower in movie history takes place inside the issue. It’s an exclusive, access-all-areas set report from the Marvel blockbuster’s Cleveland set. Empire caught up with the whole crew, as well as a certain villain of the piece. “He knows who he is now, and what his powers are,” says Tom Hiddleston of Loki. “In order for The Avengers to come together, Loki has to be more menacing, and all of his malevolence is founded in a completely delusional dream.”
Woot!! This is a LOT of Avengers awesomeness. AND, as if this Avengers feature isn’t enough … this new issue of Empire also features an exclusive report on the film adaptation of The Hunger Games. Who knows … as we get nearer to the theatrical premiere of The Hunger Games, we might get a multi-cover issue of Empire devoted to Katniss, Peeta, Effie and Haymitch? Ugh, as if collector’s need MORE things to collet ;)