2013 movie preview: 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire,' 'Star Trek Into Darkness,' 'Iron Man 3' and more big movies

2013-movie-preview-star-trek-into-darkness-hunger-games-catching-fire-iron-man-3-white-house-down.jpgWhat's big at the movies in 2013? Pretty much exactly what was big in 2012: sequels, reboots, and heroic characters with funny names like Katniss Everdeen, Bilbo Baggins and Channing Tatum.

We've rounded up 23 big movies -- from March's "Oz: The Great and Powerful" to December's "Anchorman: The Legend Continues" -- to watch for in the year ahead. Not all of them will be good, but they'll all be a big deal for one reason or another.

There are superheroes new (Superman's return in "Man of Steel") and old (welcome back Iron Man, Thor and Wolverine), reboots of beloved characters ( "The Lone Ranger"), and a sequel to a beloved reboot ( "Star Trek Into Darkness").

And there are some unexpected twists and turns, like Joss Whedon tackling Shakespeare ( "Much Ado About Nothing"), Brad Pitt battling zombies ( "World War Z") and double doses of Leonardo DiCaprio ( "The Great Gatsby," "The Wolf of Wall Street") and Sandra Bullock ( "The Heat," "Gravity").

Check out our 2013 movie preview gallery for a sneak peek at all of these, and more. Then let us know what you're looking forward to seeing at the movies in 2013.
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