The Juiciest Tidbits from This Year’s Comic Con

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock (or are absolutely in no way a geek of any kind), you know that Comic Con, the annual enormous pop-and-geek culture festival is going on this weekend in San Diego. Sadly, we can’t be there, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t glued to our computers checking out news from the front — and news there is. For everyone else that couldn’t make the festival, we’ve collected some of the most exciting news and tidbits from this year’s Con —  besides the fact that Neil Gaiman is writing a Sandman prequel, of course. You already knew that. Click through to see what we’re most excited about, and if we spaced on your favorite revelatory piece of info, let us know in the comments!

At last night’s panel, Marvel officially confirmed their next film: Guardians of the Galaxy, another ensemble adventure, based on the superhero team of the same name that first appeared in 1969 in an alternate time-line to the Marvel Universe, which will be released August 1, 2014. They also teased Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Iron Man 3 and Ant-Man at the event, which we are excited about to varying degrees. [via Huffington Post]