Avatar: The Way of Water makes a splash on the cover of Total Film magazine - on sale now!

Total Film's Avatar: The Way of Water issue.
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After a 13-year wait, Avatar: The Way of Water is nearly in cinemas. The first in a proposed series of four sequels to the highest-grossing film of all time, The Way of Water sees Jake and Neytiri exploring previously uncharted (on screen, at least) Pandoran waters. Director James Cameron, stars Zoe Saldaña, Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver and Stephen Lang and the filmmaking team talk exclusively to Total Film (opens in new tab) for an enormous cover feature.

And that’s not all that this issue has to offer. There’s also full cast and filmmaker access on two very different franchise continuations - Glass Onion and Willow - plus new interviews with David Harbour and Alejandro G. Iñárritu, in-depth features on Lady Chatterley’s Lover, The Wonder and Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, and lots more besides.

Avatar: The Way of Water cover story

Total Film's Avatar: The Way of Water feature

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The long-awaited sequel to the highest-grossing film of all time and the opening chapter in a fully conceived four-film saga, Avatar: The Way Of Water is a 13-years-in-the-making return trip to cinema’s most immersive world. Total Film (opens in new tab) plunges back into Pandora with James Cameron, the film’s cast and its crew to uncover the bigger, bolder, even bluer sequel.

Glass Onion interviews

Total Film's Glass Onion feature

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After the unexpectedly huge success of Knives Out, Benoit Blanc is back on another case. Total Film (opens in new tab) meets writer/director Rian Johnson, returning star Daniel Craig and a new line-up of potential suspects/victims for clues on how to crack the murder mystery follow-up.

David Harbour profile

Total Film's David Harbour feature.

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After escaping Russian prisons as Red Guardian in Black Widow and battling the Upside Down as Chief Jim Hopper in Stranger Things, David Harbour is now suited and booted as Santa Claus in comedy action-thriller Violent Night. Total Film (opens in new tab) talks to the star whose halting carer became all green lights when he started seeing red in his forties…

Lady Chatterley’s Lover

Total Film's Lady Chatterley's Lover feature.

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Nearly a century after Lady Chatterley’s Lover first made readers clutch their pearls, a new adaptation promises to sizzle with as much sexual politics as sauce. Total Film (opens in new tab) meets stars Emma Corrin and Jack O’Connell and director Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre to talk literary romps and intimacy coordinators.

Willow

Total Film's Willow feature.

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Thirty-four years after the original movie, the dry spell finally ends with Willow, an eight-part continuation on Disney+. Warwick Davis and his fellow adventurers tell Total Film (opens in new tab) why it’s time for a new kind of magic…

Alejandro G. Iñárritu career interview

Total Film's Alejandro G. Iñárritu interview

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Awarded four Oscars for Birdman and The Revenant, Alejandro G. Iñárritu is at the top of the Hollywood food chain. So what does he do? Make the most personal - and divisive - film of his career: Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths. Total Film (opens in new tab) meets the Mexican rule-breaker who wants to change the boundaries of cinema.

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

Total Film's Pinocchio feature.

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In the front section, Teasers, Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson talk about giving life to the classic fable and creating poetry in stop-motion. Plus, Empire of Light, Wednesday, Mark Rylance, The Witcher: Blood Origin and more.

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Matt Maytum
Deputy Editor, Total Film

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.