News – Sequels, Prequels, and Remakes Set to Land in 2013

By Daniel Rester

Such films as The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man, and The Dark Knight Rises are set to come out this year, among many other sequels, prequels, and remakes. But what does cinema have in store for 2013? Here is a list of sequels, prequels, and remakes that will hit the screens next year:

January 4thThe Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D: The year will open with three-dimensional blood splatters as Leatherface returns to the screen.

January 11th Scary Movie 5: This fifth entry in horror-spoofing series was originally set to release this year, but instead will deliver its laughs in January.

March 8th Oz: The Great and Powerful: Sam Raimi and star James Franco are set to bring the land of Oz back to the big screen with this prequel to the 1939 classic.

March 27th Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters: The second entry of Rick Riordan’s book series will bring some fantasy and adventure to the screen in late March.

April 12th Evil Dead: Audiences will be able to revisit the demons and the cabin first made famous by Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell in the 1980s.

May 3rd Iron Man 3: Robert Downey, Jr. will once again revise his role as Tony Stark, but this time without Jon Favreau or The Avengers.

May 17th Star Trek 2: J.J. Abrams is set to bring back Kirk, Spock, and many other Star Trek characters with this sci-fi sequel.

June 14th Man of Steel: Director Zack Snyder and producer Christopher Nolan will bring Superman back to the screen, with new star Henry Cavill to step into that famous “S” outfit.

June 21st Monsters University: Pixar is working on a prequel to their 2001 hit Monsters Inc., with John Goodman and Billy Crystal returning to the voice cast.

July 3rd Despicable Me 2: The supervillian of Gru will return with this animated sequel.

July 12th Grown Ups 2: Adam Sandler and his team of comedic friends will have another reunion for some more laughs.

July 26th Dirty Dancing: The 1980s smash hit, which cemented Patrick Swayze as a star, will once again dance next summer.

July 26th The Wolverine: Hugh Jackman will return with his three big claws as the famous mutant hero.

August 2nd Red 2: Bruce Willis and some more retired agents will kick some more butt in this action sequel.

August 2nd The Smurfs 2: The little blue people will return in early August.

November 15th Thor 2: Chris Hemsworth will wield a hammer once again as the powerful hero Thor.

November 22nd Catching Fire: Though The Hunger Games has not even been released yet, Suzanne Collin’s second book entry in her series is already in its beginning stages.

December 13th The Hobbit: There and Back Again: Peter Jackson’s second part to his adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy book will hit theaters right before Christmas-time.

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