‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ is 2017’s Most Anticipated by Fandango

Most Anticipated Movie

Disney-Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: Episode VIII topped Fandango‘s annual survey of the coming year’s most anticipated movies. In second place is Disney and Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 with Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast making up the top 3 for 2017.

Outside of Disney movies, Warner Bros.’ Wonder Woman and Sony-Marvel’s origins story Spider-Man: Homecoming round out the top five.

Fandango conducted the survey the week of Dec. 19 and polled more than 2,000 moviegoers to come up with this year’s rankings. Luckily, the average moviegoer is not gonna be aware of a film with a small marketing budget. Bearing in mind the simple yet resounding power of word-of-mouth, a great indie film will do well, huge marketing budget or not (e.g. Moonlight).

Take a look at the full list below, along with the results for most anticipated actor/actress performance and most anticipated comedy/horror thriller.

Most Anticipated Movie

1. Star Wars: Episode VIII
2. Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2
3. Beauty and the Beast
4. Wonder Woman
5. Spider-Man: Homecoming
6. Justice League
7. The Fate of the Furious
8. Fifty Shades Darker
9. Logan
10. Despicable Me 3

Most Anticipated Actress

1. Emma Watson (Beauty and the Beast, The Circle)
2. Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: Episode VIII, Murder on the Orient Express)
3. Jennifer Lawrence (Red Sparrow, Untitled Darren Aronofsky Project)
4. Halle Berry (Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Kidnap)
5. Charlize Theron (The Fate of the Furious, The Coldest City, Tully)

Most Anticipated Actor

1. Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2)
2. Dwayne Johnson (Jumanji, The Fate of the Furious, Baywatch)
3. Hugh Jackman (Logan, The Greatest Showman)
4. Idris Elba (The Dark Tower, Thor: Ragnarok, Molly’s Game)
5. Chris Hemsworth (Thor: Ragnarok)

Rising Female Movie Star

1. Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman, Justice League)
2. Zendaya (Spider-Man: Homecoming, The Greatest Showman)
3. Elizabeth Debicki (Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2)
4. Priyanka Chopra (Baywatch)
5. Sofia Boutella (The Mummy, The Coldest City)

Rising Male Movie Star

1. Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Homecoming)
2. Dan Stevens (Beauty and the Beast, The Man Who Invented Christmas)
3. Ezra Miller (Justice League)
4. RJ Cyler (Power Rangers)
5. Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out)

Most Anticipated Comic Book Character in a 2017 Movie

1. Wonder Woman (Wonder Woman, Justice League)
2. Baby Groot (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2)
3. Logan/Wolverine (Logan)
4. Spider-Man (Spider-Man: Homecoming)
5. Thor (Thor: Ragnarok)

Most Anticipated Comedy

1. Pitch Perfect 3
2. Baywatch
3. Snatched
4. Fist Fight
5. Battle of the Sexes

Most Anticipated Horror Thriller

1. Alien: Covenant
2. It
3. Split
4. Get Out
5. A Cure for Wellness

Source: EW.com