11 Pop Culture Releases You Need to Know About in May

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1. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

What’s the word to use here to explain why Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is on this list? Oh, yes.


Anyway, May 5 marks the return of Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Nebula, Yondu, and more to the big screen. The second volume of the movie soundtrack has already dropped, so you have about a week to listen to it, speculate on what the songs might mean, and then get ready to go see the movie if you’re so inclined. (And if you aren’t, that’s okay too. That’s why we put other things on this list!)

Before you worry that this will mark the end of the Guardians getting their own standalone movies, director James Gunn has already said that the third movie has already gotten the green light. Between that and their appearance in Infinity War, it looks like they’re here to stay in the MCU.

What do we know about this movie? Well, reactions have pretty much been positive across the board. A clip from Jimmy Kimmel Live seems to indicate that the team may end up on Earth. Kurt Russell is playing Star-Lord’s dad, Ego the Living Planet.

Oh, and Groot is an adorable toddler version of himself.

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That about wraps up our list of May’s biggest releases in movies, music, TV, and more. Which are you looking forward to most?