Star Wars: Rogue One Is 2016's Most-Anticipated Movie, Says New Survey

Plus, a look at the most anticipated actors, actresses, and more.


Not at all surprisingly in light of The Force Awakens' continued success, Star Wars spinoff Rogue One has been deemed the year's most-anticipated movie in a new survey by Fandango.

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Officially titled Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the movie is the first in a series of Star Wars Anthology films. Slated for release on December 16, it tells the story of Rebels attempting to steal the plans for the original Death Star. The only other Anthology film to be confirmed so far is one centered around a young Han Solo.

Finding Dory, the Finding Nemo follow-up, follows Star Wars as the second movie on the list, which could be considered a surprise. From there, it's many of the expected names: Batman v Superman, the new Bourne (notable considering it doesn't have a name or trailer yet), Captain America: Civil War, and Star Trek Beyond. Two notable movies to not make the list are Warcraft and Suicide Squad, the latter of which was recognized in other survey categories, like Most Anticipated Actor (Will Smith as Deadshot).

You can see the full lists below, which are comprised of data accumulated by Fandango through a "nationwide poll."

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)

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