May used to be the traditional start of the summer movie season, but when you've got a movie like Avengers: Infinity War jumping that particular gun in style, things tend to go a bit faster than expected. But don't think May is a dud of a month just because Marvel made an early play, as there's still some hotly anticipated fun, mixed in with a couple of surprises. Oh, and we hear there's a Star Wars movie in there, too! People love those. Here now are the big movies heading to the big screen in May, so mark your calendars accordingly.

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Star Wars. Something with Star Wars. You're gonna get Star Wars in the lovely month of May. Yes, Solo: A Star Wars Story is holding down the traditional slot the franchise used to occupy, with a late month release date set for the prequel adventures of everyone's favorite scruffy-looking nerf herder. While the film has had some widely reported production woes, the final product in the trailers seems to be well put together. Not to mention, Donald Glover's Lando looks like he'll make everything just a little bit better.

Release Date: May 25th

Bad Samaritan

There's just something about David Tennant playing a villain that excites people. Even though the man is most famous for his incarnation of The Doctor on Doctor Who, his role as the infamous Killgrave on Netflix's Jessica Jones has taken over his career at the moment. Which is probably why he was cast as the villain in Bad Samaritan, a film in which he has to square off with a thief that meant to rob him blind, only to get caught up in something much deadlier than expected. We might have a problem rooting for the "good guy" in this one, simply because Tennant really is that captivating a villain.

Release Date: May 4th

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