April 2016 may have brought only one bonafide blockbuster — namely, Jon Favreau’s critically lauded live-action version of Disney’s The Jungle Book — but May has several highly anticipated releases in store for moviegoers, including a pair of Marvel adventures that bookend the month. However, the weeks ahead also have plenty to offer moviegoers looking for alternative fare, with a number of intriguing smaller films making their way to theaters. It’s destined to be a busy time at the movies. So let’s get started.
Here are 10 films to check out in May 2016:
Ever since Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) first crossed paths in The Avengers, fans have been wondering when (if?) Marvel Studios would pit the heroes against each other in an adaptation of the comics’ Civil War limited series. Now directors Joe and Anthony Russo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) return to shake the Marvel Cinematic Universe to its core in the game-changing Captain America: Civil War.
As a kickoff for Phase 3 of the MCU, the film promises to forever alter the course of the franchise and lay the groundwork that will lead to the heroes’ ultimate team-up against Thanos in the two-part Avengers: Infinity War. Moreover, it also marks the introduction of Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and Spider-Man (Tom Holland) into the MCU. Captain America: Civil War has already opened internationally, and according to reviews, the conclusion to the Captain America trilogy more than lives up to the hype.
Check out the latest trailer for Captain America: Civil War.