Last May, records were broken and the landscape for superhero films was changed for the better. Marvel’s The Avengers set the tone for Summer 2012, and they hope to repeat that in 2013 with Iron Man 3. However, unlike last year, Marvel has some very stiff competition.

Some huge franchise sequels are hitting theaters this month, and there’s little breathing room between them. In fact, this Memorial Day weekend could easily be a record-breaker based solely on the number of films that will be available, and the wide variety of audiences they appeal to. Will any of the May releases break Avengers‘ opening weekend record? Probably not, but most have the potential to make a ton of money.

Here are the 7 movies we’re looking forward to in May 2013:

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