So May is just around the corner, (where has the year gone?) and with it, a slew of hotly anticipated films as summer film season kicks into gear, here are a few to look out for – US release dates by default.
Guardians of The Galaxy Vol 2 – released on the 5th of May
Directed by James Gunn
Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Kurt Russell, Michael Rooker, Elizabeth Debicki, Sean Gunn, Sylvester Stallone
The hotly anticipated sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy and the latest entry into the MCU is a continuation of the Guardians story, now an expanded team and mercenaries for hire and a force for good, we go along with the crews new adventures as Starlord comes to know his father.
King Arthur: Legend of The Sword – released on the 12th of May
Directed by Guy Ritchie
Starring: Charlie Hunam, Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Djimon Honsou, Aiden Gillen, Jude Law, Eric Bana.
New adaptation of the legend of King Arthur, set in the middle ages as we follow street wise and gruff Arthur, unaware of his royal lineage, he discovers the sword in the stone and ventures to combat evil and defeat Vortigern who murdered his parents.
The Wall – released on the 12th of May
Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, John Cena.
Drama set during the Iraq war as two American soldiers are pinned down by an Iraqi sniper, unable to move without getting shot and their ordeal in trying to survive with both limited resources and help.
Alien: Covenant – released on the 19th of May
Directed by Ridley Scott
Starring: Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, Michael Fassbender, Billy Crudup, Démian Bichir.
Latest entry in the Alien franchise and direct sequel to Prometheus, we follow the crew of the covenant, an expedition to an uncharted alien world in attempts of colonising it and finding a paradise, though things may not be as safe as they seem and dangerous alien creatures emerge.
Baywatch – released on the 25th of May
Directed by Seth Gordon
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra, Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach.
Updated adaptation of the Baywatch series, following two mis-matched bodyguards who must work together to stop a drug trafficking scheme in their area.
Pirates of The Carribean: Dead Man Tell No Tales – released on the 26th of May
Directed by Joachim Ronning, Espen Sandberg.
Starring: Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Kevin McNally.
This new instalment in the Pirates franchise sees old favourite Captain Jack Sparrow pursued by Armando Salazar who commands a Spanish Ghost crew and plans to kill every pirate, Jack endeavours to team up with allies to find an artefact to face and stop him.