From Entourage to Anchorman, 2013 has brought some of our favorite bands of mischief-makers back together – and we're pretty psyched

By People Staff
Updated October 29, 2013 06:00 PM
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If you, like us, have a hard time letting go of your favorite onscreen friendships, then this year’s spate of upcoming films will decidedly cheer you up.

Tuesday morning brought the news that the long-awaited Entourage movie was finally ready to shoot following months of negotiations among cast members, making it just the latest addition in a series of reunions that are bringing some of pop culture’s most beloved ensembles back together on the big screen. If you’re a fan of these series and films, then we don’t need to tell you why it’s time to get pumped, but if you never understood the appeal, get ready to jump on board these bandwagons:

Entourage

Let’s hug it out, bitch! Following months of back-and-forth, the boys from Queens and their loudmouthed agent are ready to hit the big screen. It’s been two years since the HBO series went off the air, and while we’re intrigued to see where time has moved Vince, Eric, Turtle and Drama, the real appeal of this particular band of brothers reprising their roles lies with Jeremy Piven’s Ari, and what one-liners will spew from his mouth this go-around. We hope Lloyd has been spending this time building up a thick skin.

Veronica Mars

Seems all that Kristen Bell’s beloved TV series needed to make the jump to motion pictures was a kick – from Kickstarter that is. Series creator Rob Thomas turned to the fundraising website to gather the $2 million needed to produce the film, and now there’s video to show for it. But more so than providing closure, the teaser footage left us asking: Veronica’s seriously dating Piz?!

X-Men

Though there’s been many spin-offs and solo vehicles in the years following X-Men: The Last Stand‘s release, the entire cast – Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Rebecca Romijn, etc. – has not shared the same screen since 2006 – until now. X-Men: Days of Future Past combines the casts of the original franchise and 2011’s X-Men: First Class, which saw James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence step into the same roles when the characters were younger. Now, both sets will collide thanks to a time-traveling storyline, and judging from the newly released trailer, no scenes will prove more chilling than when the aging alter egos give their younger counterparts (as Professor X does) guidance.

Anchorman

More enjoyable than an afternoon delight, Will Ferrell, Steve Carrel, Paul Rudd, David Koechner and Christina Applegate all return for Anchorman 2 – The Legend Continues and don’t mind us if we jump for joy. Regardless of where the latest installment in this storied news anchor’s career takes us – apparently it’s to New York – we’ll gladly take less cowbell if it means more Burgundy.