My Monthly Anticipation | May 2022

Hello everyone,

Who doesn’t love the anticipation of new releases and things that they plan on doing? Every month there seems to be something new and exciting ready to hit the market for our consumption.

Being ready to embrace them with open arms is all we can really do.

To showcase this, I’ll be sharing my top 3 for each category of things that I look forward to this month right here, right now!

BOOK RELEASES.

Hide by Kiersten White.
Release Date: 24 May 2022.
The challenge: spend a week hiding in an abandoned amusement park and don’t get caught.
The prize: enough money to change everything.
Even though everyone is desperate to win–to seize their dream futures or escape their haunting pasts–Mack feels sure that she can beat her competitors. All she has to do is hide, and she’s an expert at that.
It’s the reason she’s alive, and her family isn’t.
But as the people around her begin disappearing one by one, Mack realizes this competition is more sinister than even she imagined, and that together might be the only way to survive.
Fourteen competitors. Seven days. Everywhere to hide, but nowhere to run.
Come out, come out, wherever you are.

The odds that I ever read anything by Kiersten White were pretty slim with the genres she’d focus on but this latest horror story sounds pretty cool!


COMIC BOOK RELEASES.

Issue #1 of 6 will be released by DC Comics on May 3rd, 2022.
Batman’s hunt for the Clockwork Killer brings him to Europe and face to face with the mad king, Aquaman. On the eve of Aquaman’s sinking of London, Batman infiltrates his stronghold and goes on the warpath for answers. Nothing matters to Batman, whose world is already dead, but if he can track down the Clockwork Killer, Thomas can save his son’s world and put everything back together again.

With writer Geoff Johns leading the charge on this story, I’m curious to find out how this might tie into all the DC/Watchmen storylines and how it’ll affect the state of the DC Universe.


Issue #1 will be released by Image Comics on May 4th, 2022.
It’s the first day of Twig’s new job as a journeyer on a JEFF SMITH’s Bone-esque quest to save a The Dark Crystal/Labyrinth-style world. Join our hesitant hero for an inspiring and imaginative tale of hope, heartache, and determination to overcome insurmountable odds!

I have to admit that this caught my attention when it mentioned its inspiration: Jeff Smith’s Bone! And for writer Skottie Young to be behind all this only means that’s it’s bound to wild and fun.


Issue #1 of 6 will be released by DC Comics on May 10th, 2022.
You know the story: an infant escapes the destruction of its home planet and is deposited on Earth to be raised by human parents. A goddess from a lost city defends truth. A Theropod dons the visage of a bat to strike fear into evildoers’ hearts. This heroic trinity, alongside a league of other super-powered dinosaurs, join forces to save a prehistoric Earth from the sinister machinations of Darkseid. Wait…what? Okay, maybe you don’t know the story. So join us and bear witness to a brand-new—yet older than time—adventure and experience the Justice League as you have never seen them before!

This story sounds so silly yet awesome that I just can’t resist the urge to try it out just to see how insane it actually is!

TV SHOW RELEASES.

Premieres on May 5th, 2022.

I’m not up to date in my Star Trek stuff having only seen the first Motion Picture movie but hey, I’m convinced there are fans out there who look forward to this!


Premieres on May 25th, 2022.

However, when it comes to Star Wars, I’m much more up to date (although I’ve skipped the whole Book of Boba Fett series for now). I am curious to see if this long-awaited Obi-Wan Kenobi series will deliver!


Vol.1 premieres on May 27th, 2022.

While I do believe nothing tops season 1, Netflix’s precious baby is now at its 4th season and things are bound to get crazy.

MOVIE RELEASES.

Out on May 6th, 2022.

The latest Disney/Marvel movie is just a couple of days away and I think everyone has waited long enough for the next big chapter with all the Easter eggs it contains.


Out on May 27th, 2022.

I saw the original Top Gun not too long ago and concluded that it simply fits snuggly into an era of movie-making but never thought that a sequel could ever be a good idea and here we are. With current-day audio and visual technology, I’m sure this movie will be mind-boggling in theaters!


Premieres on May 20th, 2022.

I’m ready for Alex Garland’s latest cinematic piece and you can already tell it’s going to be nuts!

VIDEO GAME RELEASES.

The second month in a row without any major video game releases. A most excellent opportunity for me to focus on Horizon: Forbidden West now that I’ve completed Elden Ring. 😀


PERSONAL LIFE.

I’m looking forward to trying to have more control over Time this month. It turns out that this is the last full month when I’ll be in my city before I go on vacation in June/July. That alone makes me want to make the most of my time until then. Then again, something tells me that when you WANT to have more control over Time, you actually succeed in doing the opposite. So I guess there’s a lesson somewhere in there about enjoying life as often as you can and not letting yourself get consumed by time-related factors. On a brighter note, I do look forward to the warmer days to come. 😀


Thank you all for checking out my monthly anticipation post!

Now tell me what you’re looking forward to this month! Any new releases? Anything exciting you plan on doing?

Yours truly,

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42 thoughts on “My Monthly Anticipation | May 2022

  1. Thanks for sharing the movie trailers. I hadn’t seen Top Gun or Star Trek and now I want to watch both of them! I’m staying away from Men though. It looks terrifying! Have a good month, Lashaan😁

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  2. HIDE sounds like a wonderfully adrenaline-infused story – and there is always something vaguely sinister in amusement parks, so I guess an abandoned one would be even more chilling…
    Both Strange New Worlds and Kenobi are on my “TV agenda” and I can’t wait for them both to start 🙂

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  3. Hide seems perfect to have a movie based on it. I’ve never read Bone but Twig caught my attention, as well. I like the art and character design on the cover and the story could be interesting. I did enjoy The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth as a kid. Is this the 2nd Doctor Strange movie, or are they already past that? If it’s number 2 I might try it. Time is a crafty partner, somehow always taking the lead even when it lets you think you are. I hope you enjoy the month, Lashaan!

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    1. Right? It’s all up to the story to succeed enough for companies to want to make a movie out of it now. I’m definitely going to try and read Twig as it releases just to see if it’ll catch my attention or not. It is indeed the second Doctor Strange movie. It also ties in with the WandaVision TV mini-series. I personally preferred the first Doctor Strange over this second one but this second one does do things differently under Sam Raimi’s direction by pushing the limits of horror within a PG-13 rating! Hope you’ve been having a solid month so far, Todd. Stay safe!

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  4. I am so looking forward to the new Star Trek show! And I definitely recommend that you watch at least Star Trek II, IV, VI, and First Contact. They are the best ones. I enjoy the Abrams Trek movies, too, but they are not as universally loved.

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    1. Duly noted. I’m going to try and work my way through those movies this year. I was intrigued by the Motion Picture but just completely forgot to keep going. The Abrams movies look more… Hollywoodian in style. I feel like they tried to make the whole franchise more accessible for newcomers? I’ll still give it a try later down the line.

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      1. The Abrams movies are certainly more modern and have a more Hollywoor aesthetic. They opened up Trek to a new generation, but I think they have the same spirit as the earlier shows, as far as their optimism and emphasis on working together to solve bug problems. I know some old fans despise nuTrek, but if we want it to live on for new generations, things have to change. For myself, I am enjoying the heck out of of new movies and new shows.

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  5. Yes to Stranger Things 4! I didn’t think the 3rd was as good as the 1st and 2nd but I’m sure I’ll binge watch it all anyway 🙂 I’m not up to date on Star Trek either, the latest thing I watched was Voyager, I got bored with Enterprise and that was it.

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  6. Can’t wait for more Doctor Strange shenanigans! 😀 Also, Stranger Things season 4!!
    I hope you have a great May, and that when it’s time for your vacation that you have an absolute blast!

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  7. It sounds like there is a lot to look forward to in May. But most of all the holiday in June/July – hope it will be a good one! I’ve seen a few very negative reviews for Hide, but who knows…

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  8. OMG I so want to go watch Top Gun!!! I must have been 20 or so when the first one came out! And I hope you’ll be able to balance private life and work Lashaan!

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  9. I’m stoked for Obi-Wan, and Twig looks like a load of fun (everything Skottie Young does looks fun ;)) Also, Maverick!! I’m one of those nostalgia-fueled fans, as I saw Top Gun decades ago as a kid 😉

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    1. I do hope Obi-Wan turns out more appealing than the Book of Bobba Fett though. And yes, Young delivers some pretty neat stuff. I’m glad to hear how big of a fan you were of Top Gun! I saw it not too long ago (the original) and was entertained beyond all the macho/ego stuff fueling it hahaha I am curious to see how this sequel will perform and what kind of story it will offer.

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      1. Heh, I’m not a great fan, I’m afraid, more of a nostalgia-fueled fan: Top Gun is totally over the top, and the volleyball scenes are so cringy they make me laugh every time I see them. Ah, to be young, full of oneself and totally unashamed! 🤣🤣🤣 But the flight scenes are still holding up incredibly well and the rivalry between Maverick and Iceman as well as the friendship with Goose and all the horseplays are apt depictions of this weird state between boys’ teenage years and adulthood. I think it would be very hard to make such a movie nowadays: it has the energy of something real and flawed, like the first Mad Max. The Fury Road might be technologically way more advanced, and better-looking, but doesn’t have that gritty, realistic feel, either physically or emotionally. Pretty but empty. So, I’m very curious how they’ll manage the Top Gun sequel 😉

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      2. Ahhh, you just can’t talk about Top Gun without them volleyball scenes hahaha And yes, it really did capture a unique atmosphere among boys, with a very narrow Hollywoodian set of ideals and principles hahaha So far, I’ve heard the sequel does things WAY better than the original. Probably the kind of movie that’s going to end up being nominated for the Oscars too. I am curious to see how they shake things up and if the story offers anything interesting to take home this time around. And wow. Did you just dare throw shades at Mad Max: Fury Road????? 😛

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      3. Did I dare? Do you really need to ask? 😜 Yeah, I actually prefer the original even though it has no bells and whistles of Fury Road, and even though I generally much prefer Hardy to Gibson 😉 The original is… original, for once, more gritty and somehow realistic, but also more emotionally true. Gibson’s insanity is totally believable there, and anchored in the events.

        I heard lots of good things about Maverick, too. We’re going to see it in the cinema, hopefully soon – I guess it’s one of the movies you want the biggest possible screen for 😁

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  10. Happy May Lashaan! The book Hide seems really cool and I could definitely see this as a movie! I hope you’ll manage to “control your time” this month, but don’t forget to enjoy the warmer days and lose track of time doing it!

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