Here are the most anticipated movies of 2017, according to Fandango

by Brandon Russell | January 2, 2017

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There are a lot of big movies coming out next year, especially if you count yourself among geek circles. Off the top of my head, films such as Logan, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Justice League are set to come out over the next twelve months, and that’s not to mention the next entry in the Star Wars saga.

Fandango conducted a survey asking more than 2,000 people what movies they’re most excited to see next year—and the results aren’t too surprising. I will say, however, that if you’re not excited for The Lego Batman Movie, you must not have a pulse, because it looks like it could be the comedy to beat in 2017.

Most of the movies people are excited for fall into geek culture, save for Fifty Shades Darker. You could also argue that The Fate of the Furious, the eighth entry in the Fast and Furious franchise, has become an honorary “geek” movie simply for its ensemble cast and cult following.

Other movies those surveyed are anticipating include Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Despicable Me 3, and Beauty and the Beast. Notably missing from the list includes Cars 3, Dunkirk, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, and Thor: Ragnarok.

What are you looking forward to?

We’ll have our own list of anticipated movies up soon but I’ll tell you that it differs from what Fandango found among those surveyed.

If I recall correctly, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was Fandango’s most anticipated film in a similar survey last year, so people clearly can’t get enough of the franchise.

We’ve heard very little about Star Wars: Episode VIII, but with the film now just twelve months from release, we should start learning more about it soon.

Check out the full list below, along with other categories such as “Most Anticipated Actress” and “Most Anticipated Comic Book Character in a 2017 Movie.”

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 (Stephen King’s 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. Stephen King’s It
  3. Split
  4. Get Out
  5. A Cure for Wellness
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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...