Tomb Raider leads Total Film magazine’s huge 2018 preview – on sale now!

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Total Film magazine's Tomb Raider issue has kicked its way onto shelves! Yep, Lara Croft is back on the big screen, and we went on set to find out everything you need to know about her blockbusting return. Hitting shelves on December 22, the new issue is a premium pack of movie goodies, featuring four great gifts, and in-depth access to the Tomb Raider movie.

On top of that, the issue also takes a look into the film future with our massive 2018 preview. We get the lowdown on Black Panther, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Pacific Rim Uprising, and many, many more. Plus, there are exclusive interviews with new Doctor Who Jodie Whittaker, Paul Bettany, Sam Elliot, and the makers of Pixar’s dead good Coco.

Keep reading for a rundown of what to expect in the issue.

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In our cover feature, we went on-set to chat to Alicia Vikander about playing an edgier Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider movie reboot, and find out why Norwegian director Roar Uthaug (The Wave) is the perfect man for Croft’s cinematic comeback. “It felt pretty surreal,” admits Vikander of playing one of her favourite childhood heroes, but that didn’t stop her throwing herself into rigorous training for the film’s many stunts – more of that inside!

Read more: Take aim at these exclusive new images of Alicia Vikander in the Tomb Raider movie

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As part of our huge 2018 preview, we dive into the magical world of the Fantastic Beasts sequel, The Crimes of Grindelwald, which has a frankly enormous cast – yep, that’s Jude Law and Zoë Kravitz joining returning Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, and Dan Fogler.

Read more: Feel the magic with this exclusive new Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald image straight from Paris

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Master director Paul Thomas Anderson tells us all about his latest film, Phantom Thread, which has rather sexily been referred to as an “arthouse Fifty Shades of Grey”. We’re still none the wiser if star Daniel Day-Lewis has his own Red Room...

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From a blistering turn in Gangster No. 1 through comedy (A Knight’s Tale), drama (Master and Commander), and superheroism (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Paul Bettany’s seen it all – and he’s not afraid to tell it how it is for The Total Film Interview. Plus, he spills on the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story

Read more: Solo: A Star Wars Story is like a gangster movie, says new recruit Paul Bettany

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In the news section, we discover if shrinkage matters in Matt Damon’s social satire Downsizing, plus there’s a dissection of that Avengers: Infinity War trailer, and all the regulars you love.

Read more: Matt Damon would play a superhero, but only for Ben Affleck

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Because we love you, when you grab your copy of Total Film from your local newsstand, you’ll get four massive gifts, including our must-read 2017 Review of the Year. Plus there are Star Wars stickers, a Deadpool 2 art card, and a TV Show ebook.

(Note: gifts not available with the digital or compact editions, and ebook require internet connection.) 

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And if you’re a subscriber, you’ll already have the magazine waiting for you on your doormat, with this exclusive subscriber cover (and all the gifts):

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