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And the most anticipated movie of 2016 is…

January 5th, 2016 by Matt Gault Comments


This year might see the first ever meeting between The Dark Knight and the Man of Steel in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, as well as the heroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe going up against each other in Captain America: Civil War, but if Fandango’s audience poll (via Squareyed) is anything to go by, 2016 is going to be Star Wars’ year again, with the ticket service naming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story as the year’s most anticipated movie.

However, take the following polls with a pinch of salt because last year it also predicted that The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 was more anticipated than Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which was clearly a load of rubbish.

Here’s the full top ten…

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (December 16)
Finding Dory (June 17)
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (March 25)
Bourne 5 (July 29)
Captain America: Civil War (May 6)
Star Trek Beyond (July 22)
Independence Day: Resurgence (June 24)
X-Men: Apocalypse (May 27)
Zoolander No. 2 (Feb. 12)
The Jungle Book (April 15)

And here’s the results of a few more of their polls…

Most anticipated new superhero character

Wonder woman

Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice)
Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool)
Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie in Suicide Squad)
Aquaman (Jason Momoa in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice)
Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch in Doctor Strange)
Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman in Captain America: Civil War)

Most anticipated actress

Melissa McCarthy (Ghostbusters)
Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: Civil War)
Jennifer Lawrence (X-Men: Apocalypse)
Emily Blunt (The Girl On the Train)
Charlize Theron (The Huntsman: Winter’s War)

Most anticipated actor

Batman v Superman

Matt Damon (Bourne 5)
Will Smith (Suicide Squad)
Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool)
Ben Affleck (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice)
George Clooney (Hail, Caesar!)

Rising female movie star

Sophie Turner (X-Men: Apocalypse)
Leslie Jones (Ghostbusters)
Karen Fukuhara (Suicide Squad)
Christina Wren (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice)
Nadia Hilker (The Divergent Series: Allegiant)

Rising male movie star

Tom Holland was confirmed as Spider-Man this week

Tom Holland (Captain America: Civil War)
Riz Ahmed (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)
Tye Sheridan (X-Men: Apocalypse)
Stephan James (Race)
Ed Speleers (Alice Through the Looking Glass)

What film are you most looking forward to? Will Rogue One be better than Dawn of Justice? And what about Marvel’s biggest film yet?

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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.