Based on information provided by the Box Office Mojo and some internet research, here are just some of the movies you can expect to see in the movie theatres in May:
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Opens May 5
Set two-to-three months after the first film, the Guardians of the Galaxy travel throughout the cosmos and struggle to keep their new-found family together, while helping Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) learn more about his true parentage and stopping an enemy who threatens to destroy the entire galaxy. The returning cast members include Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Sean Gunn and Karen Gillan. New cast members include Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan and Kurt Russell.
Opens: May 5
Teenager Ray (Elle Fanning) realizes and pursues his true identity as male and his mother Maggie (Naomi Watts), lesbian grandmother Dolly (Susan Sarandon) and absent father Craig (Tate Donovan) must learn to accept him for who he is. The cast also includes Sam Trammell (True Blood).
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
Opens: May 12
The young Arthur (Charlie Hunnam) runs the back streets of Londinium with his crew, not knowing his royal lineage until he draws the sword Excalibur from the stone. Instantly confronted by the sword’s influence, Arthur is forced to decide when to become involved with his power. Throwing in with the Resistance and an enigmatic young woman named Guinevere (Astrid Berges-Frisbey), he must learn to master the sword, face down his demons and unite the people to defeat the tyrant Vortigern (Jude Law) — who murdered his parents and stole his crown — and become king. The film also stars Djimon Hounson, Eric Bana and Katie McGrath (Merlin and Supergirl).
Opens: May 12
A contemporary tale about a teen whose loyalties are tested when an annual lowrider event forces him to choose between his father and his criminal brother. The cast members include Demian Bichir, Theo Rossi, Melissa Benoist, Cress Williams and Eva Longoria.
Paris Can Wait
Opens: May 12
When her director husband is occupied with work in Paris, an American woman takes a jaunt with his business associate, a charming Gallic rogue who is happy to squire her on a tour of some of the finest meals in Provence. The film stars Diane Lane, Alec Baldwin and Arnaud Viard.
Opens: May 19
Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant, which includes Walter (Michael Fassbender), an android similar to David, a survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition, find what they believe to be an uncharted paradise. It soon reveals itself to be a dark and dangerous world inhabited by the original David and monstrous creatures that start to hunt them. The film also stars Katherine Waterston (Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them), Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demian Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Jussie Smollett, Noomi Rapace and Guy Pearce.
Opens: May 19
Maddy (Amandla Stenberg) is a smart, curious and imaginative 18-year-old who is unable to leave the protection of the hermetically-sealed environment within her house because of an illness. Olly (Nick Robinson) is the boy next door who won’t let that stop them from being together. Gazing through windows and talking only through texts, Maddy and Olly form a deep bond that leads them to risk everything to be together, even if it means losing everything. The cast also includes Anika Noni Rose.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Opens: May 26
Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) is pursued by an old nemesis, Armando Salazar (Javier Bardem), who along with his Spanish Navy ghost crew has escaped from the Devil’s Triangle (aka The Bermuda Triangle), and is determined to kill every pirate at sea. Jack must seek the Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that grants its possessor total control over the seas, in order to defeat Salazar. The film also stars Kaya Scodelario (The Maze Runner franchise), Brenton Thwaites, Kevin McNally, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, David Wenham, Martin Klebba and Keira Knightley.
Movies coming out in June will be posted at the end of May.