The fifth month of the year is here and it is shaping up to be a very exciting time for fans of quality entertainment. Whether you are a fan of the Guardians of the Galaxy films, or just want to see Arnold Schwarzenegger in a live-action television series, there are plenty of options to look forward to.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 (5 May, Cinemas)
Starting off the month on a strong note, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3” will hit the cinemas on 5 May as the third and final movie of the Guardians of the Galaxy film series and the 32nd entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In the film, The Guardians of the Galaxy are adjusting to life on Knowhere when parts of Rocket‘s past resurface. In order to protect him, Peter Quill must lead the Guardians on a dangerous mission that could lead to the team dissolving if they fail. The movie, written and directed by James Gunn, features a star-studded cast with the likes of Chris Pratt, Zoë Saldana, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Sean Gunn, Chukwudi Iwuji, Will Poulter, Elizabeth Debicki, Maria Bakalova, and Sylvester Stallone.
Knights of the Zodiac (12 May, Cinemas)
“Knights of the Zodiac”, a fantasy action film directed by Tomasz Bagiński, is an adaptation of the Japanese manga series Saint Seiya by Masami Kurumada. The film stars Mackenyu, Famke Janssen, Madison Iseman, Diego Tinoco, Mark Dacascos, Nick Stahl, and Sean Bean. In the movie, Seiya, a street teen, spends his time fighting for cash while searching for his abducted sister. When one of his fights unwittingly taps into mystical powers he never knew he had, Seiya finds himself thrust into a world of warring saints, ancient magical training and a reincarnated goddess who needs his protection. “Knights of the Zodiac” also has a Hungarian connection, as Budapest-based animation studio Digic Pictures also contributed to the project in the field of virtual production.
American Born Chinese (24 May, Disney+)
“American Born Chinese”, an action comedy television series based on the 2006 graphic novel of the same name by Gene Luen Yang, is set to debut on Disney+ towards the end of the month. The series tells the story of Jin Wang, an average teenager juggling his high-school social life with his immigrant home life. Unexpectedly, he gets entangled in a battle of Chinese mythological gods when he meets a new foreign student on the first day of the school year. Directed by Lucy Liu and Destin Daniel Cretton, and featuring Michelle Yeoh, Ben Wang, Yeo Yann Yann, Chin Han, Daniel Wu, Ke Huy Quan, and Jim Liu, this action-comedy explores issues of identity, culture, and family.
FUBAR (25 May, Netflix)
Coming to Netflix this month, “FUBAR” (a telling title which means F\*\**ed Up Beyond All Recognition in military jargon), is a spy-adventure television series created by Nick Santora. Featuring action movie legend Arnold Schwarzenegger in his first leading role in a scripted live-action television series, “FUBAR” tells the story of a father (played by Schwarzenegger) and daughter (Monica Barbaro) who have both been working as CIA Operatives for years, while keeping their involvement in the agency hidden from each other. Upon discovering that their whole relationship is a gigantic lie, the father-daughter duo is forced to work together as partners, and against the backdrop of explosive action, and espionage, learn who each other really are.
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