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‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ Tops Most Anticipated Films of 2017

Star Wars: Episode VIII
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The Force will once again be strong with moviegoers in 2017.

Star Wars: Episode VIII has been named the most anticipated movie of 2017, according to a fan survey conducted by Fandango. Over 2,000 participants named the eighth film in the main Star Wars storyline as their No. 1 must-see pick of 2017, followed by Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson.

Superhero films will continue to be favorites in the new year as well, as Wonder Woman, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Justice League fill out spots four to six, respectively. Rounding out the top 10 are all sequels to established franchises, including The Fate of the Furious, Fifty Shades Darker, Logan, and Despicable Me 3.

The site also surveyed fans about actors and actresses they’re most looking forward to seeing in the new year. Below are the results of the other polls conducted by the movie ticketing service.

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 (Fate of the Furious, The Coldest City, Tully)

Most-Anticipated Actor:

  1. Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy  Vol. 2)
  2. Dwayne Johnson (Jumanji, 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 (new to feature films with Spider-Man: Homecoming and 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, Man Who Invented Christmas)
  3. Ezra Miller (Justice League)
  4. R.J. Cyler (Power Rangers)
  5. Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out)

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