See more of Heat Vision’s recommendations for what you can stream, play and read in May below.
WHAT TO SEE
Star Wars: The Bad Batch (May 4 – Disney +)
Timed perfectly for Star Wars Day, the next Star wars animated series arrive at Disney +. The series follows elite and experimental troops from Clone Force 99 (first introduced in Star Wars: The Clone Wars) as they find their way into a rapidly changing galaxy in the immediate aftermath of the Clone Wars. Members of Bad Batch, as they prefer to be called ̵
Army of the Dead (May 14 – Netflix)
Zack Snyder’s latest film features a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas and a group of mercenaries who take the ultimate game by venturing into the quarantine zone to get the biggest robbery ever. Dave Bautista stars in the action-horror film alongside Ana de la Reguera, Omari Hardwick, Hiroyuki Sanada, Garret Dillahunt, Raúl Castillo, Nora Arnezeder, Matthias Schweighöfer, Samantha Win and Rich Cetrone.
Marvels MODOK. (May 19 – Hulu)
The animated stop motion streaming TV series created by Jordan Blum and Patton Oswalt is based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Oswalt plays as MODOK, a supervillain who struggles to deal with his company and his family. MODOK. also features voice acting by Ben Schwartz, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Melissa Fumero and Beck Bennet.
Cruella (May 28 – Disney +)
Emma Stone plays as the dog-despising Disney villain who became famous with the 1961s 101 Dalmations. The history of the 1980s is from Me, Tonya filmmaker Craig Gillespie and other cast members include Emma Thompson, Mark Strong and Paul Walter Hauser.
A Quiet Place, Part II (May 28)
John Krasinski’s follow-up to his 2018 film in a post-apocalyptic world where blind creatures chase people based on sound arrives in late May. The Abbott family will settle further away than in the first film, which took place primarily in and around their home and nearby town. They quickly learn that the creatures they are familiar with at home are not the only horrors lurking outside their doorstep. The film will be available on Paramount + after 45 days in theaters.
WHAT YOU PLAY
It takes two (Hazelight Studio)
This playful action-adventure platformer from Swedish developer Hazelight Studios released on March 26, but games sometimes take a minute to ramp up – it’s by far the liveliest game at the moment and worth exploring if you haven’t already. . The game is director Josef Fares’ follow-up to 2018’s co-op prison stop adventure A way out, which won Best Multiplayer at the BAFTAs in 2019. It takes two is more whimsical than its predecessor, involving a tale of marriage, divorce and relationship building and puzzles that require players to really work together and talk about what their approach will be. And then there’s the book of love … which, if you do not already know what it refers to, we’ll let it be a discovery.
MLB the Show 21 (Xbox, PlayStation)
This baseball game – the 16th entry in the franchise – comes from San Diego Studio and Sony Interactive Entertainment and arrived at the Xbox Game Pass at launch on April 20, as well as PlayStation consoles. Even for non-baseball fans or those who do not know a bit about sports in general, the cinematic qualities of the game and easy getting into the “turn of things” may just be enough to welcome newcomers.
Mass Effect: Legendary Edition (May 14 – PC, Xbox One and PS4, PS5 and Xbox Series X and S)
Developer Bioware and publisher Electronic Arts release this collection of games from the legendary (for lack of a better word) sci-fi third-person, role-playing-shooter trilogy Mass effect, remastered and optimized for 4K Ultra HD.
WHAT TO READ
Project Hail Mary (May 4 – random house)
The best-selling author of Marching is back with a new science-based thriller. IN Project hail, Weir tells the story of Ryland Grace, the only surviving astronaut on a desperate mission to save humanity and the Earth – only he does not know. After losing his memory including his name and his task, Ryland wakes up far from home and throws through space on a small ship. Once his crew members are gone, Ryland must learn to carry out his mission before the clock runs out. The story is described as “an irresistible interstellar adventure” and “a tale of discovery, speculation and survival to rival Marching – while we led to places where it never dreamed of going. “
The good Asian (May 5 – Image Comics)
Pornsak Pichetshote’s The good Asian follows Edison Hark, a haunted, self-loathing Chinese American detective on the trail of a murderer in Chinatown in 1936. The nine-issue noir explores race through a genre lens and hits the shelves in time for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters (May 5 – Marvel)
Marvel Comics crossover Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters will see Darth Vader, Princess Leia, Doctor Aphra, Boba Fett, the galaxies’ deadly bounty hunters and more on a collision course for the biggest prize of all: Han Solo. The epic series begins with War of the Bounty Hunters Alpha Nr. 1 on 5 May.
Such as Mars (May 25 – Tachyon Publications)
Described as a story that “follows the tradition of Ray Bradbury Martian Chronicles, with a touch of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxyand a touch of The real world“” comes a sci-fi adventure from author David Eberbach. The story is about six scientists selected by Destination Mars! Corporation and given a one-way ticket to Mars – however, they must complete a lifetime of research and be filmed while doing so for a reality show back on Earth.While on the surface it seems like a once-in-a-lifetime option, scientists soon experience problems as temper flares and good equipment fail to let them ignore limitations and discover new things about Mars.