This month’s SFX lifts the lid on Peter Jackson’s first Hobbit movie, An Unexpected Journey , looks into the future of Supernatural and investigates the origins of four heroes in a half shell...
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Peter Jackson’s Hobbit films have not been short on controversial decisions – whether it be shooting at 48 frames-per-second or spreading the story over three films. SFX talks to Bilbo (Martin Freeman), Gollum (Andy Serkis), Gandalf (Sir Ian McKellen) and writer Philippa Boyens to find out what we can expect from the most eagerly-awaited trilogy since The Lord Of The Rings .
Showrunner Jeremy Carver talks exclusively about the changes for the Winchester brothers in the eighth season of demon-hunting hit Supernatural .
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
In the early ’90s, four adolescent reptiles ruled the world, with a motion picture trilogy, an animated series and a UK number one hit single just the tip of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ merchandise iceberg. Co-creator Kevin Eastman takes SFX back to the turtles' less than auspicious origins and explains how they achieved such success – as well as revealing the one item of merchandise that they turned down.
Speaking of green-themed comic books, Arrow star Stephen Amell chats about Oliver Queen's choice of weapons, his decision to kill in pursuit of his goal, and the familiar faces he'll be encountering during the show's first season.
Massive videogames preview
SFX looks at the titles which will be eating hours of your time in 2013, including hotly-anticipated titles from the universes of Star Trek and Aliens, a Tomb Raider prequel with “more emotional intensity” and the final entry in the Crysis trilogy.
Reviewed and rated!
One man keeps popping up in our review section this month. Everyone’s favourite spy marks 50 years of cinematic adventures with a new film ( Skyfall – you might have seen it), a new book ( The James Bond Archives ) and a new game ( 007 Legends ), only one of which fails to keep the British end up.
There’s still plenty for those who aren’t Bond fans though, with Paranormal Activity 4 on the big screen, The Dark Knight Rises , The Amazing Spider-Man , Ted , Brave and Red Dwarf X on DVD/Blu-ray, Cherie Priest's Boneshaker in bookshops, Hawkeye in comic book shops, Assassin’s Creed 3 on consoles and many more reviewed and rated.
It's the news!
A packed Red Alert speaks to the people behind mind-bending epic Cloud Atlas , catches up with the cast of American Horror Story , tells you what to expect from upcoming horror remakes The Evil Dead and Carrie , has a natter with Haven star Emily Rose, and has fun with Bacon numbers.
We take a look at Wild Cards, the other book series by George RR Martin, genre legend Bruce Campbell reveals his Heroes And Inspirations, Paul Cornell discusses his new novel London Falling and Iain M Banks answers a reader's questions. All that plus the usual columns, your letters, Couch Potato and much more.
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