What’s new in Hollywood?

Henry Cavill is shown as Superman in a scene from the latest take on the superhero, “Man of Steel.” Enlarge photo

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Henry Cavill is shown as Superman in a scene from the latest take on the superhero, “Man of Steel.”

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It’s not really news that Arnold Schwarzenegger is back this year. Everybody else in Hollywood is, too, so why not the former California governor?

Schwarzenegger’s back with this month’s action tale “The Last Stand,” while fellow aging action star Bruce Willis returns in “A Good Day to Die Hard,” the fifth installment in his “Die Hard” series.

Superheroes such as Iron Man, Wolverine, Thor and Superman will return throughout the year, and animated pals revisit with follow-ups to “Despicable Me,” “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” “The Smurfs” and “Monsters, Inc.” Horror is resurrected with fresh stabs at “Carrie” and “The Evil Dead.” Comedy crews go for more laughs with “The Hangover Part III” and “Grown Ups 2.” Even old favorites such as “Jurassic Park,” “The Little Mermaid” and a couple more “Star Wars” prequels come back in 3-D reissues.

And the next chapters quickly follow for two of 2012’s biggest hits with “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.”

Here’s a look at other 2013 movie “highlights:”

January

“Gangster Squad”: Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling are L.A. detectives going after mob boss Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) in the late 1940s.

“Hansel and Gretel, Witch Hunters”: The fairy-tale siblings (Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton) are all grown-up and bagging crones for a living.

“The Last Stand”: Arnold Schwarzenegger’s a former L.A. cop who’s now a sheriff hunting an escaped drug kingpin.

February

“Bullet to the Head”: Sylvester Stallone plays a hit man teamed with a cop as they seek to avenge their respective partners’ deaths.

“A Good Day to Die Hard”: Bruce Willis and son try to foil a nuke heist in Moscow in the fifth chapter in the “Die Hard” franchise.

March

“G.I. Joe: RETALIATION”: Bruce Willis and Dwayne Johnson join up with Channing Tatum as the team battles its old enemy Cobra and new foes in their own government.

“The Last ExorcisM PART II”: Turns out that last exorcism was only next to last as Ashley Bell returns as a teen terrorized by an evil force.

“Oz, the Great and Powerful”: Sam Raimi spins the story of how a certain wizard (James Franco) came to the land of Oz.

“Tyler Perry’s Temptation”: The prolific filmmaker tells a dark drama about a married woman caught up with a dashing billionaire.

April

“42”: Harrison Ford plays Brooklyn Dodgers boss Branch Rickey as he signs Major League baseball’s first black player, Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman).

“Jurassic Park”: Dinosaurs roam the screen world again with a 3-D reissue of Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster.

“Scary Movie 5”: The fright-flick lampoon franchise returns to spoof another rush of recent Hollywood hits.

May

“Fast and Furious 6”: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson put on more speed in the follow-up to the franchise’s rejuvenating fifth installment.

“The Great Gatsby”: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan star in Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic.

“The Hangover Part III”: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis find more morning-after trouble, this time without even a bachelor party to blame.

“Iron Man 3”: Robert Downey Jr. gets into heavy-metal mode again as the superhero finds his privileged life uprooted by a villain.

“Star Trek: INTO DARKNESS”: Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto) and the starship Enterprise warps into action in J.J. Abrams’ sci-fi sequel.

June

“Kick-Ass 2”: Joined by Jim Carrey as a new vigilante, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Chloe Grace Moretz return to battle newly minted super-villain Christopher Mintz-Plasse.

“Man of Steel”: It’s a fresh start for the kid from Krypton, with Henry Cavill as the boy who falls to Earth and becomes its protector as Superman.

July

“Despicable Me 2”: Steve Carell returns to voice the reformed super-villain in the animated sequel.

“Grown Ups 2”: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock and David Spade have some more maturing to do in their comedy sequel.

“The Lone Ranger”: Johnny Depp is spirit warrior Tonto to Armie Hammer’s masked lawman as they hit the trail in the Old West.

“The Smurfs 2”: The little blue folks return in another live-action and animation combo.

“The Wolverine”: Hugh Jackman bares his metal claws again as he continues his “X-Men” superhero spin-off.

August

“Percy Jackson: SEA OF MONSTERS”: Sea god Poseidon’s son (Logan Lerman) returns in search of the mythical Golden Fleece.

“300 RISE OF AN EMPIRE”: It’s outnumbered Greeks against invading Persians again in the follow-up to the ancient-world hit.

September

“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2”: The machine that turns water into food now is creating strange animal hybrids in the animated sequel.

“Riddick”: Vin Diesel’s back as an escaped con fighting aliens and mercenaries in a follow-up to “Pitch Black” and “The Chronicles of Riddick.”

October

“Captain Phillips”: Tom Hanks stars in the true-life story of a U.S. cargo ship hijacked by Somali pirates.

“Carrie”: The deadliest wallflower returns in a new take on Stephen King’s horror story, with Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore.

“Delivery Man”: An underachieving sperm donor (Vince Vaughn) learns he fathered 533 children 20 years earlier.

“Frank Miller’s Sin City, A DAME TO KILL FOR”: Graphic novelist Miller and Robert Rodriguez direct a follow-up to their stylish crime saga “Sin City.”

November

“The Hunger Games: CATCHING FIRE”: Jennifer Lawrence is pressed back into the deadly televised competition in part two of the post-apocalyptic series.

“Mr. Peabody & Sherman”: The TV cartoon hits the big-screen as a genius dog and his human pal travel in time to repair history.

December

“Anchorman II”: This just in, Will Ferrell, Steve Carell and Paul Rudd return for more newsroom laughs.

“The Hobbit, The Desolation of Smaug”: Peter Jackson continues his second Middle Earth trilogy as Bilbo Baggins and his dwarf pals head into dragon country.

“Jack Ryan”: Tom Clancy’s CIA hero gets new life in an action update starring Chris Pine as the agency analyst.

“Last Vegas”: Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline relive their youth on a bachelor-party bash.

“The Monuments Men”: George Clooney stars in the World War II story of art experts sent into Germany to recover masterpieces stolen by the Nazis.

“Saving Mr. Banks”: Tom Hanks is Walt Disney as he tries to win the film rights to “Mary Poppins” from reluctant author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson).

Robert Downey Jr. is back (again) as Tony Stark/Iron Man in “Marvel’s Iron Man 3.” Enlarge photo

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Robert Downey Jr. is back (again) as Tony Stark/Iron Man in “Marvel’s Iron Man 3.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger returns to the big screen in 2013 as Sheriff Ray Owens in “The Last Stand.” Enlarge photo

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Arnold Schwarzenegger returns to the big screen in 2013 as Sheriff Ray Owens in “The Last Stand.”

Zachary Quinto as Spock, Benedict Cumberbatch as John Harrison and Chris Pine as Kirk rehash another tried and true franchise in “Star Trek: Into Darkness.” Enlarge photo

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Zachary Quinto as Spock, Benedict Cumberbatch as John Harrison and Chris Pine as Kirk rehash another tried and true franchise in “Star Trek: Into Darkness.”

Ken Jeong is back as Mr. Chow in “The Hangover Part III.” Enlarge photo

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Ken Jeong is back as Mr. Chow in “The Hangover Part III.”

Robert Downey Jr.as Tony Stark/Iron Man and Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts in Iron Man 3.” Enlarge photo

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Robert Downey Jr.as Tony Stark/Iron Man and Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts in Iron Man 3.”