Across his time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Tom Holland’s Spider-Man has been through a lot – and he’s about to head into a whole new world of trouble. After joining the Avengers (Captain America: Civil War), going it alone (Spider-Man: Homecoming), blasting off to space and disintegrating (Avengers: Infinity War), eventually rematerialising (Avengers: Endgame), and then battling Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio while grieving the loss of his mentor (Spider-Man: Far From Home), Marvel’s web-slinger now faces all kinds of chaos in the upcoming Spider-Man: No Way Home. For one, his secret identity has been revealed by J. Jonah Jameson. Plus, he’s been framed for Mysterio’s death. On top of all that, he’s about to face some of the most iconic villains from the Spider-verse. Who’s ready for a bit of multiversal madness?

This month’s issue of Empire takes a major, world-exclusive dive into this year’s most-anticipated Marvel blockbuster – boasting old foes, new suits, and all kinds of comic-book chaos. Inside, we talk to Tom Holland, Zendaya and Benedict Cumberbatch, as well as director Jon Watts, Marvel boss Kevin Feige, and producer Amy Pascal, digging into all those rumours, crossing the streams with the Raimi trilogy, the return of Doc Ock, Peter Parker’s partnership with Doctor Strange, and much more. Plus, it’s chock-full of never-before-seen images sure to get you even more excited for a Spider-Man movie like no other.

This month’s newsstand cover sees Spidey in an all-new suit, with hints of some of the sinister villains that could be troubling him this time around.

Empire – December 2021 cover

And this month’s dazzling subscriber cover is a blast of comic-book colour, illustrated exclusively for Empire by Murugiah.

Empire – December 2021 subscriber cover

Find the regular edition on newsstands from Thursday 28 October – and pre-order a copy online here. Catch Spider-Man: No Way Home in UK cinemas from 17 December.

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