It's the beginning of the end as Empire heads to Middle Earth for the final chapter of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy The Battle Of The Armies with our cover star Smaug.

That's not all folks! Check out exclusive reports on Mad Max: Fury Road, Batman V Superman, Sin City 2, Exodus: Gods And Kings and The Infinite Man.

AND we hang out with the cast and crew of Boyhood for twelve years, chat time travel with the new Doctor Who and kick-ass with Wesley Snipes.

PLUS all the latest news, reviews and interviews and an Ant-Man/Jurassic World poster double Bill!

- The Empire Australasia Team

October Issue Of Empire Is Out Now
  • Peter Jacksob on The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies
  • On Location with Ridley Scott for Exodus:  Gods And Kings
  • Grow up with Boyhood
  • What We Do In the Shadows vampires talk!
  • Hit the road with Mad Max: Fury Road