This year’s Hollywood movie scene is full of sequels, prequels, re-makes and even a few original stories that will entertain the movie masses. There are quite a few flicks that are highly anticipated this year and a few that are not going to even get off of the ground. 2013 was the year that we were supposed to finally get another Top Gun film, rumored to be a prequel to the original, but that film production was scrapped with Tony Scott’s death. Despite that movie that will not be, this should still be an exciting year for Hollywood movie action. Here is a list of the top 10 anticipated movies of 2013.
1: Dorothy of Oz
It’s been sometime since Dorothy went over the rainbow in the original Wizard of Oz. With this animated sequel, Dorothy returns to Kansas to find that it was devastated by the tornado. She is then transported back to Oz to find that her new friends are missing and must face a wicked new villain.
2: Fast and Furious 6
Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Duane “The Rock” Johnson and Michelle Rodriguez return for the 6th edition of the hard racing series.
3: Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Bridesmaid’s funny lady, Kristen Wiig joins the all-star comedy cast of Paul Rudd, Steve Carrell, Fred Willard, David Koechner, Christina Applegate and Will Ferrell for the continuing adventures of Ron Burgandy and the rest of the channel 5 news team.
4: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Peter Jackson returns his cast of the The Hobbit, including Gandalf and Bilbo Baggins to battle one of Tolkien’s worst villains, Smaug.
5: The Wolverine
The saga continues for the most popular of the X-Men and Hugh Jackman straps on the adamantium claws once again to fight the battle of his life.
6: World War Z
Brad Pitt, Global War, and a Zombie attack? How could this film not be a tremendous hit?
7: Despicable Me 2
Gru returns with the girls and the ever lovable scene stealing minions. Al Pacino joins the cast as a new villain and Steve Carrell reprises his lead role in the latest sure thing hit from Universal.
8: Iron Man 3
He took a break to join The Avengers, but Tony Stark is back on his own stage now. He finds his own world devastated and sets out on his own quest to get revenge on his aggressors.
9: Lone Ranger
It’s hard to believe that it took Hollywood this long to provide a new Lone Ranger story and this film likes like it’s going to be worth the wait. Walt Disney turns back to Johnny Depp to lead the film along with Armie Hammer as Tonto and the masked avenger.
10: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
The much anticipated sequel to 2011’s new sensation will finally hit screens this Thanksgiving. After returning from their first foray into the hunger games, Katniss and Peeta are thrown back into the fire for another round of deadly cat and mouse.
This list represents just the tip of the iceberg for what Hollywood and great venues like Queen’s Theatre will have to offer this year.
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