A Predator is the cover star of SFX issue 355 (though you might need to squint a bit, as they’re being terribly secretive about what it looks like…), as we look forward to new Disney+ movie Prey, which debuts on the streaming service on 5 August.
Below we run down some of the highlights of the issue. UK readers, don’t forget: you can use this store locator (opens in new tab) to find a stockist near you, or order a copy online (opens in new tab) for the same price it is in the shops.
A young Comanche woman faces off against a Predator in the year 1719 in the latest addition to the franchise. In our eight-page feature, we speak to director Dan Trachtenberg, star Amber Midthunder and producer Jhane Myers.
She-Hulk: Attorney At Law
The MCU puts a superhero spin on the workplace sitcom in this new series, in which Bruce Banner’s cousin acquires some unwelcome powers after a blood transfusion. Showrunner Jessica Gao and star Tatiana Maslany tell us more.
Jordan Peele is back, with a stab at “the great American UFO film”, in which a ranch-owning brother and sister try to capture video evidence of one of the mysterious craft. The writer/director explains how it comments on “the insatiable human addiction to spectacle”; we also chat with his leads, Daniel Kaluuya and Keke Palmer.
It feels like an adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s classic comic has been in development hell forever. Now it’s finally coming to Netflix, with a 10-episode first series. Executive producer David Goyer tells us how they tackled the tricky task of bringing such an offbeat creation to the small screen.
The Dalek Movies
Dr Who & The Daleks and Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150AD, the two ’60s Doctor Who movies starring Peter Cushing, have recently been revived for theatrical double-bills and 4K Blu-ray. We look back at the making of both films in the company of assistant director Anthony Waye.
The Midwich Cuckoos
If you saw Sky’s recent adaptation of John Wyndham’s classic 1957 novel, you might be interested to learn that there was an earlier attempt to turn it into a TV series. We speak to writer Stephen Gallagher about a 2001 pitch which failed to hatch.
And that’s not all, features-wise: we also get showrunner Andrew Dabb to spill the beans on the new Resident Evil TV show, take a trip on the Jurassic World velocicoaster, have a Deep conversation with The Boys’ Chase Crawford, profile novelist Silvia Moreno-Garcia, and get Tim Lebbon to fill in our author questionnaire.
And the big features are just the tip of the iceberg! As ever, our news section, Red Alert, is crammed with insights into yet more movies, TV shows, comics and books. In the spotlight this month: animated movies DC League Of Super-Pets and Luck, the TV show of comic Paper Girls, new Doctor Who novelisations by TV writers James Moran and Rona Munro, Radio 4 vampire horror English Rose, season four of What We Do In The Shadows, the final batch of Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, and the latest Batman and 2000 AD developments.
The SFX verdict on Thor: Love And Thunder kicks off 25 pages of searing critical analysis, as we inform you which of the latest films, TV shows, books, comics, audio plays, and video games are worth splashing your hard-earned cash on!
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