Picture Credits (l-r): Paramount Pictures, Marvel Studios, Universal Pictures
Picture Credits (l-r): Paramount Pictures, Marvel Studios, Universal Pictures

This year (2022) has some incredible movies coming out, with May proving to be a real treat for cinemagoers. Check out some of the month's best big screen releases below! 

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness – May 5th 

This is perhaps one of the most highly-anticipated releases of this year. Following 2021’s Spider-Man: No Way Home, Doctor Strange 2 will continue with the Multiverse storyline. 

The events of No Way Home had more consequences than Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) thought, as the universe seems to be cracking, and the Multiverse is leaking in. 

We see Zombie Doctor Strange, Christine Palmer (Rachel McAdams), and other characters in the trailers, such as Captain Carter, Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen), and even Patrick Stewart as Professor X, more or less proving that the X-Men will finally be entering the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). 

Fans expect this film to be one of the craziest and shocking features that Marvel has released so far, and it’s only days away... 

Everything Everywhere All at Once – May 13th 

Everything Everywhere All at Once is perhaps a lesser-known release, but looks absolutely incredible, and something with intense intrigue to hook moviegoers. 

When an interdimensional rupture breaks reality, a hero, who seems somewhat ill-prepared for the job, is forced to channel her newfound abilities in order to fight amazing dangers from the multiverse. The fate of the world is in her hands. 

The cast for this interesting feature includes Michelle Yeoh (Shang-Chi and the Legend of The Ten Rings) in the lead role, Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween franchise), Jenny Slate (Zootropolis, Venom), and Harry Shum Jr. (Crazy Rich Asians). 

Firestarter – May 13th 

Everyone loves a good film about a dangerous child with ungodly powers, don’t they? 

Firestarter follows two parents (Zac Efron and Sydney Lemmon) who attempt to hide their daughter, Charlie (Ryan Kiera Armstrong, IT: Chapter 2), from an ominous federal organisation that wishes to harness her powers and turn her flames into a deadly weapon. 

Her dad (Efron) tries to teach her how to defuse her powers, however, by her 11th birthday, her fire becomes even harder to control. When it seems that Charlie might finally be saved, it turns out that she has other plans... 

Top Gun: Maverick – May 27th 

Over 30 years after the original debuted, the sequel to Top Gun (1986) is finally on its way after numerous delays. 

Top Gun: Maverick sees Tom Cruise back in the iconic role as Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell, as he is asked to lead a group of Top Gun graduates on one of the craziest and most dangerous missions any pilot has ever seen. 

The real-life plane stunts are back, and an action-packed feature is definitely expected from this sequel. Cruise gives his all in every role, and Maverick is one of his most iconic. 

Despite many delays, mainly due to the global pandemic, Maverick is back and ready to roll. 

The Bob’s Burgers Movie – May 27th 

The Belcher family are back, and ready to make an even bigger splash than before. 

When a huge sinkhole ruins their plans for both a summer holiday as well as potentially losing business due to the obstruction being right at their restaurant's entrance. 

While Bob (H. Jon Benjamin) and his wife Linda (John Roberts) try to keep their family business afloat, their mischievous (and slightly odd) children have other plans. 

Can the family save Bob’s Burgers and get themselves behind the counter where they belong? 

Written by Melissa, who you can follow on Twitter @melissajournal

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