‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Named Most-Anticipated Film of 2016

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‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Named Most-Anticipated Film of 2016

No doubt buoyed by the blockbuster success of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” was named as the most-anticipated film of 2016 in a survey conducted by Fandango.

The online ticketing service asked visitors in the final weeks of December which films, stars and roles they’re most looking forward to in the coming year. The first standalone “Star Wars” movie topped the list, followed by “Finding Dory,” “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” the new Jason Bourne film and “Captain America: Civil War.”

Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman from “Batman v Superman” was voted as the most-anticipated comic book character debuting in a major role.

Here are the full results of the survey:

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”)