It’s all been leading to this. After 21 movies and more than a decade of cinema-redefining blockbusters, the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it is reaching a culmination point with Avengers: Endgame.
The stakes have never been higher, given that big bad Thanos won at the end of Avengers: Infinity War and used his newly completed gauntlet to wipe out half of the galaxy. We’ve been waiting a year to find out how our surviving superheroes are going to strike back. The only thing we know for sure is that they’ll do whatever it takes.
Total Film has in-depth interviews with directors the Russo brothers, screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, and executive producer Trinh Tran. Find out how they kept so many of the film’s secrets under wraps for so long, and what we can expect in the final instalment of the ‘Infinity Saga’.
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On shelves from April 5, the new issue is a huge Avengers celebration, exploring the entire MCU to date, and coming with two bonus gifts – an ultra-geeky quiz book and a set of MCU-inspired drinks coasters.
Plus, elsewhere in the issue, Olivia Wilde talks about her brilliant directorial debut Booksmart, Robert Pattinson goes into outer space with High Life, and Vincent Cassel discusses his electrifying career. All this plus Men in Black: International, Toy Story 4, Rocketman, Hobbs & Shaw and much more.
Keep reading for a breakdown of what to expect in the new issue…
Thanos’ genocidal snap reduced half the world – and the Avengers – to dust in Infinity War. Now, with secrecy at an all-time high, Total Film talks to the creative team on Avengers: Endgame to find out how to close the loop on an iconic MCU chapter. Plus, a complete Marvel timeline, and the series’ best bits so far.
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Olivia Wilde makes her directorial debut with sharp high-school comedy Booksmart, a girl-power spiritual successor to Superbad that got rave reviews at SXSW. The self-confessed film geek tells Total Film about having a strict no-asshole policy, how far she’s come from The O.C. and how she’s putting her money where her mouth is for a better filmmaking future.
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French auteur Claire Denis takes an all-star cast led by Robert Pattinson to the outer limits in provocative sci-fi High Life. Total Film delves into the project’s interstellar mysteries and delights in its deviance with the director and her cast.
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Jessie Buckley has Nashville in her sights in Wild Rose, while her own star is rising as she appears in projects with Robert Downey Jr. and Benedict Cumberbatch. And now, she’s the lead in the new Charlie Kaufman movie. Total Film spotlights the on-song actress…
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He’s one of the most successful French actors of his generation, going to extremes in everything from La Haine to Black Swan. Now Vincent Cassel returns to screens in delirious crime caper The World is Yours. Total Film meets a star who really does – as the titles says – have the run of the globe.
Pokémon: Detective Pikachu
In the news section, director Rob Letterman talks about the first live-action Pokémon movie, Detective Pikachu. Plus, new looks at Men in Black: International, Hobbs & Shaw, Toy Story 4, Rocketman and much more.
Read more: EXCLUSIVE: Pokémon: Detective Pikachu director promises the film will be “properly authentic in terms of the rules of the universe”
To celebrate the release of Avengers: Endgame the issue comes with two special gifts: a quiz book containing fiendish teasers that cover the whole Marvel Cinematic Universe and beyond, and four drinks coasters inspired by the world of the MCU.
Head to your nearest stockist to get them now, or if you’re a subscriber, you’ll already have had them delivered through your door. (Note: gifts not available with compact or digital editions.)
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