Comic-Con 2013: Batman Joins Superman, 'Avengers 2' Gets a Title, and Everything Else We Learned

Comic-Con is to movie and comic buffs what the Bible is to Christians. Which is to say it's damned important. However, superheroes and sci-fi have recently made the leap from subculture to cultural phenomenon, meaning the revelations from 2013's Comic-Con mean something to all of us. Especially after seeing news from our favorite shows and movies at the festival. Here are some of the most important things we learned from 2013's nerdfest: Brace yourself, because you might not be able to handle the truth.

Comicon 2013: What We Learned

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Comic-Con is to movie and comic buffs what the Bible is to Christians. Which is to say it's damned important. However, superheroes and sci-fi have recently made the leap from subculture to cultural phenomenon, meaning the revelations from 2013's Comic-Con mean something to all of us. Especially after seeing news from our favorite shows and movies at the festival. Here are some of the most important things we learned from 2013's nerdfest: Brace yourself, because you might not be able to handle the truth.

'Avengers' Fans, Be Ready For Your Fave Villian, Ultron

WIth the release of the title of the second Avengers movie , The Avengers: Age of Ultron, avid fans and Wikipedia users were given a clue as to the direction of the Avengers franchise, and, if it includes Ultron, it's going to be dark. Ultron is a megavillain in the Marvel universe with daddy issues, appearing multiple times to destroy everything and be a generally be a crazy fucking robot. I'm sickeningly excited. Image: Marvel

Batman and Superman Will Be Sharing the Big Screen

Superman and Batman are going to be doing a movie together. Cue the homoerotic superhero dreams everyone. However, since Christian Bale won't be reprising his famous role, who will play our beloved Batman? Guess we'll just have to wait 'til next year's Comic-Con to find out? Image: Warner Bros.

And Speaking of Batman...

Pint-size nerds can rejoice: We will soon be graced with a new animated Batman, one that is decidedly more PG than the Dark Knight. Beware the Batman isn't your old Saturday morning cartoon anymore, with cutting-edge CGI and general badassery already promised from the teaser released by DC Nation.

The X-Men Cast Looks Even Hotter When They're All Together

Does that even seem possible? Fans predictably lost their shit when the star-studded cast of 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past all crowded onto the stage, and who can blame them? With Sexy McFassbender, Hugh Jackman, Peter Dinklage, and countless others, this most glorious of action franchises was a feast for the eyes, and Bryan Singer's hints at further X-Movies were a feast for the soul.

The 'Breaking Bad' Cast Is So Cute, We Can't Let the Show End Ever

Also, throughout the final season of the anticipated series, apparently Bryan Cranston was in his underwear a lot. You can now put that in the mental list of things you never needed to know. However, the cast clearly gets along really well and loves the work they do, so we've officially decided to cancel the end of Breaking Bad permanently. Image: AMC

Ariel is Coming to Storybrooke!

Just when we thought Once Upon A Time couldn't get more magical, THE SERIES IS INTRODUCING A MERMAID. I've never been so excited for a fishy redhead in my LIFE, and I love sushi and gingers. Image: Disney

The 'Catching Fire' Trailer Was Predictably Recieved

Shocker Alert: Everyone at Comic-Con (and on Twitter) loved the Catching Fire trailer. Because The Hunger Games is amazing and so is Jennifer Lawrence, bla bla bla, you already knew all this. Image: Lionsgate

We're Getting a 'OUAT' Spin-Off, And It's Going to Have Naveen Andrews

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Wait, wait, wait: Not only are we getting more Once Upon A Time-related viewing, but we're getting Lost star Naveen Andrews as Jafar? I LOVE Comic-Con! And ABC! I LOVE EVERYTHING.

Plus More 'Walking Dead,' Never a Bad Addition to the Halloween Season

Walking Dead is set to return for another season this October, so rejoice. zombie fans. Based on a new trailer, we have a darker, more intense Rick to look forward to, and so much more. Image: AMC

THE VERONICA MARS MOVIE

It's coming. The Kickstarter-funded project released a trailer, so it must be real. Yes yes yessssssssss. YES. Image: CW