Moviegoers Say 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' Is the Most Anticipated Movie of 2016

Moviegoers Say 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' Is the Most Anticipated Movie of 2016

Jan 04, 2016

As we begin a new year at the movies, it's no surprise to see another Star Wars story front and center on moviegoers' minds. In a nationwide poll conducted by Fandango, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story topped the list as the year's most anticipated movie. The December release, which is a spinoff and takes place shortly before the first Star Wars movie, A New Hope, is still shrouded in a bit of mystery as only one image has been released.

Still, with rumors that Darth Vader and maybe even Boba Fett will be in the movie fueling anticipation -- not to mention The Force Awakens smashing box office records left, right and sideways -- it certainly feels like the Force is going to remain strong with this one for a good while. (Bonus stat: The next two Star Wars movies, including The Force Awakens sequel, will arrive in theaters five months apart from one another.)

Somewhat surprisingly (or not really), the Finding Nemo sequel Finding Dory came in second ahead of all the big superhero movies, including Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (3rd), Captain America: Civil War (5th) and X-Men: Apocalypse (8th). It's also a little surprising to see the next Bourne movie in fourth place considering we haven't seen a trailer yet. It just goes to show you how influential that franchise is when Matt Damon is in the lead role.

Check out all the results, which also include the most anticipated actor, actress, rising star and debut comic character (oh, hey Wonder Woman), below.

Most Anticipated Movie:

1.      Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (December 16)

2.      Finding Dory (June 17)

3.      Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (March 25)

4.       Untitled Jason Bourne Movie (July 29)

5.      Captain America: Civil War (May 6)

6.      Star Trek Beyond (July 22)

7.      Independence Day: Resurgence (June 24)

8.      X-Men: Apocalypse (May 27)

9.      Zoolander No. 2 (February 12)

10.  The Jungle Book (April 15)

Most Anticipated Actress:

1.      Melissa McCarthy (Ghostbusters)

2.      Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: Civil War)

3.      Jennifer Lawrence (X-Men: Apocalypse)

4.      Emily Blunt (The Girl on the Train)

5.      Charlize Theron (The Huntsman: Winter’s War)

Most Anticipated Actor:

1.      Matt Damon (Untitled Jason Bourne Movie)

2.      Will Smith (Suicide Squad)

3.      Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool)

4.      Ben Affleck (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice)

5.      George Clooney (Hail, Caesar!)

Rising Female Movie Star:

1.      Sophie Turner (X-Men: Apocalypse)

2.      Leslie Jones (Ghostbusters)

3.      Karen Fukuhara (Suicide Squad)

4.      Christina Wren (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice)

5.      Nadia Hilker (The Divergent Series: Allegiant)

Rising Male Movie Star:

1.      Tom Holland (Captain America: Civil War)

2.      Riz Ahmed (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)

3.      Tye Sheridan (X-Men: Apocalypse)

4.      Stephan James (Race)

5.      Ed Speleers (Alice Through the Looking Glass)

Most Anticipated Comic Book Character Debuting in a Major Role:

1.      Wonder Woman (Gal Godot in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice)

2.      Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool)

3.      Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie in Suicide Squad)

4.      Aquaman (Jason Momoa in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice)

5.      Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch in Doctor Strange)

6.      Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman in Captain America: Civil War)


And here's a video Fandango Movieclips put together featuring all 10 movies.

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