From Star Wars to Marvel, K-Dramas, and Zombies, here are some of the new movies and TV shows in May.
May is right around the corner which means that we have a new month for movies and TV shows. The month of May has a lot of new highly anticipated movies and TV shows coming out. Here are our picks for the new movies and TV shows coming in May that should be on your watchlist.
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Star Wars: The Bad Batch (May 4)
This spin-off animated series centers on Clone Force 99, otherwise known as The Bad Batch. The show follows them during the immediate aftermath of Episode III. The Bad Batch was one of the highlights of the last season of the Clone Wars so we can’t wait to see what adventures the group gets into. The first episode premieres on May 4 (Star Wars Day) on Disney+ with one new episode coming every week after.
Jupiter’s Legacy (May 7)
If you’re looking for some comic book superhero action outside of Marvel, this show may be the one for you. An adaptation of Mark Miller’s comic book series of the same name, the series follows the first generation of superheroes and their children as they try to live up to their parents’ legacy. Just like with The Boys, the series brings a unique perspective on the superhero comic book genre. The series premieres on May 7 on Netflix.
Those Who Wish Me Dead (May 14)
Angelina Jolie hasn’t acted in a serious role since 2015 so this serves as a comeback for her of sorts. In the movie, she plays Hannah Faber, a veteran fire warden with a traumatic past. She is inadvertently tasked with protecting Connor (Finn Little), a teen on the run from two assassins as well during a forest fire. Directed and co-written by Taylor Sheridan, the movie looks to be a thrilling and gritty drama thriller. Those Who Wish Me Dead premiers both in theaters and HBO Max on May 14.
The Woman In The Window (May 14)
In this mystery thriller, Amy Adams plays Anna Fox, a woman who suffers from agoraphobia. She befriends her neighbor Jane but witnesses her murder and calls the police. Her life slowly begins to unravel though as she is told that the crime never happened. Soon, the line between reality and fantasy starts to blur. Amy Adams always delivers on her performances and this one looks to be another knockout. Add to that a talented director in Joe Wright (Darkest Hour, Atonement) and a stacked cast including Gary Oldman and Julianne Moore and you have the potential for a great movie. The Woman In The Window is available to stream on Netflix starting May 14.
Move To Heaven (May 14)
Netflix is about to give us yet another tearjerker K-Drama with Move To Heaven. The show will follow a trauma cleaner with Asperger’s and his ex-con uncle as they deliver untold stories of the departed to loved ones. Based on the nonfiction essay Things Left Behind by Kim Sae-byul, the show stars Lee Je-hoon, Tang Jun-sang, and Hong Seung-hee. Move To Heaven will stream on Netflix on May 14.
M.O.D.O.K (May 21)
Marvel has so far been giving us quality TV shows in the form of WandaVision and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. The next MCU TV show, Loki, is set to premiere in June, so while we wait, we have a new Marvel spinoff show that looks to be both irreverent and funny. M.O.D.O.K is a new animated series that is unrelated to the MCU. It follows M.O.D.O.K (voiced by Patton Oswalt) as he struggles to take over the world and take care of his family at the same time. This adult animation is similar in style to Robot Chicken so expect a funny, satirical, and slightly violent take on the MCU. M.O.D.O.K premiers on Hulu on May 21.
Army of the Dead (May 21)
Fresh of the success of the director’s cut of Justice League, Zack Snyder is back with his latest movie, Army of the Dead. The movie follows a group of mercenaries as they sneak into a zombie-infested Las Vegas to steal an important artifact. The movie serves as somewhat of a return to roots for Zack Snyder as his feature film directorial debut was the well-received Dawn of the Dead. Prepare for some fast-paced zombie action and the fact that this movie features a zombie tiger should already be enough. Army of the Dead streams on Netflix on May 21.
A Quiet Place Part II (May 28)
After more than a year delay, A Quiet Place Part II is finally coming out. Following the events of the first movie, this movie sees Evelyn Abbott (Emily Blunt) and her kids leave their farm and venture out into the world. They soon realize though that the creatures they fought aren’t the only dangers lurking in the world. A Quiet Place was one of the best and most interesting movies of 2018 so we’re curious to see the new direction this movie takes. A Quiet Place Part II will be in theaters on May 28 and available on Paramount Plus in July.
Cruella (May 28)
Serving as a prequel of sorts to 101 Dalmatians, Cruella will follow a young Cruella de Vil from her journey as an aspiring fashion designer to the iconic villain she is destined to become. If anyone can pull off the role of a young Cruella, it’s Emma Stone and we’re confident she’s going to kill it. From the trailers we’ve seen, the fashion and costumes alone have already gotten us excited. Cruella premieres in theaters and on Disney Plus Premier Access on May 28.
These aren’t technically new TV shows, but they are premiering new seasons and they’re worth mentioning: Pose Season 3 (May 2), Girl From Nowhere Season 2 (May 7), Castlevania Season 4 (May 13), and Love, Death & Robots Season 2 (May 14)
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