Man of Steel

What a year 2013 has been for movie news. Fox, DC, and Marvel all dropped huge announcements about their respective comic book franchises, Lucasfilm passed the Star Wars mantle to J.J. Abrams, and Jurassic Park 4 finally picked up steam after years of false starts — all as the YA adaptations, Biblical epics, and live-action fairy tales continued to pile up.

But if you’re curious about the biggest things to come out of 2013, our list of the 15 most popular posts ought to help. As it happens, they also shed some light on you, our readers. Click the jump to see what the top posts of the year were, and what they may or may not tell us about all of you.

Here are the 15 most popular posts of 2013, as measured by traffic this year.

  1. Six DC Universe Characters Teased in ‘Man of Steel’
  2. Zack Snyder Believes More Superman Is Needed Before ‘Justice League,’ Plus Major Easter Egg Spoilers
  3. 5 Things That Bothered Me About ‘Iron Man 3?
  4. VOTD: Patton Oswalt Plays the Penguin, Teaches Batman About Death
  5. 5 Things That Bothered Me About ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’
  6. ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Coming Summer 2016
  7. First Look: Two New Autobots In ‘Transformers 4;’ Plus T.J. Miller Joins The Cast
  8. Joss Whedon and Marvel Studios Announce ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ as Sequel to ‘The Avengers’
  9. ‘Star Wars Episode VII’ Won’t Be Particularly Secret Suggests Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy
  10. Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam to Star in ’50 Shades of Grey’
  11. 10 Things We Learned From ‘Breaking Bad’ S5E14 “Ozymandias”
  12. Rick Moranis Discusses Sequels To ‘Spaceballs’ and Being Approached for ‘Ghostbusters 3?
  13. Jurassic Park 4 Will Return To Original Island Isla Nublar
  14. ‘Dexter’ Showrunner Explains That Ending; Former Showrunner Reveals Alternate Idea
  15. First Plot Details Revealed for Delayed ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5?

Granted, the numbers here aren’t everything. Some posts blow up because they get linked in the right place or tweeted by the right person; others fall by the wayside because of unfortunate timing or poor wording on our part. But if we were to assume that clicks correlate with reader interest, here’s what we’d guess about you based on that information…

Man of Steel

1. You guys are firmly Team DC.

The top two posts from 2013 were both about the DC universe, while the spoof “Batman vs. The Penguin” starring Patton Oswalt came in at #4. In contrast, the Marvel Cinematic Universe was also represented twice on the list, but the Avengers: Age of Ultron announcement couldn’t even crack the top 5. Marvel may be winning the superhero movie game overall, but DC is running circles around their competition in terms of /Film reader interest.

Breaking Bad / Dexter

2. The TV shows you care most about are Breaking Bad and Dexter

The only TV-related posts to crack the top 15 were about Breaking Bad (#11) and Dexter (#14). Then again, that probably had to do with the fact that both shows ended their lengthy runs this year — though it’s interesting that Breaking Bad‘s most popular post was about “Ozymandias” and not the actual finale, “Felina.”

Fifty Shades of Grey

3. … But you care even more about Fifty Shades of Grey.

Despite the fact that just about every 50 Shades of Grey item we’ve ever posted inspired at least one comment declaring how little you care about this fucking movie, our story on the casting of Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam beat out articles about both Breaking Bad and Dexter – not to mention Ghostbusters 3 and Jurassic Park 4 – to come in at #10. Maybe it’s time you just admitted that RPattz-esque billionaires with a kinky side turn you on.

Rick Moranis in Ghostbusters

4. You’re really interested in sequels to old properties. Like, really interested.

It’s not like there’s any shortage of flashy new franchises, but y’all are just as intrigued by impending installments of ancient properties. Sequels to Ghostbusters, Jurassic Park, and Star Wars accounted for some of the most-clicked articles in 2013. In fact, you guys are so invested in the latter that one of our most popular posts this year was actually a piece from 2012: Your Questions Answered: What We Know and Speculate About ‘Star Wars Episode VII’ and Disney’s Purchase of LucasFilm.

T.J. Miller

5. You guys are huge fans of stand-up comedian and Cloverfield actor T.J. Miller.

Either that, or Autobots. But while we’re making wildly unfounded guesses, why not assume that #7 is all about him? Expect wall-to-wall coverage of both T.J. Miller and Fifty Shades of Grey in 2014! (Or not.)

 

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