Star Wars: Episode VIII is Fandango’s most anticipated movie of 2017


Fandango held a poll asking what are people’s most anticipated movies of 2017. No surprises, Star Wars: Episode VIII topped the list. Rian Johnson is riding the wave of hype from The Force Awakens and Rogue One, and there will probably be another massive box office for the Star Wars franchise next December.

Other films that showed up on the list included Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Wonder Woman, The Fate of the Furious, and Logan.

It’s mostly comics or sequels making the list, which isn’t surprising since people have set expectations for familiar properties. I doubt most Fandango users are clamoring for Raoul Peck’s I Am Not Your Negro, the domestic release of Asghar Farhadi’s The Salesman, or a full release for Michaël Dudok de Wit & Studio Ghibli’s The Red Turtle.

So it goes.

Star Wars: Episode VIII Production Announcement

Here is Fandango’s list of the 30 most anticipated films of 2017, with links to our coverage of each film:

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
11. The LEGO Batman Movie
12. Thor: Ragnarok
13. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
14. Blade Runner 2049
15. Cars 3
16. John Wick: Chapter Two
17. War for the Planet of the Apes
18. The Dark Tower
19. Pitch Perfect 3
20. Alien: Covenant
21. Jumanji
22. Kong: Skull Island
23. Transformers: The Last Knight
24. Dunkirk
25. The Mummy
26. Baywatch
27. T2 Trainspotting
28. xXx: The Return of Xander Cage
29. Snatched
30. The Great Wall

Don’t worry, we’ll cover Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, guys.

What are your most anticipated movies of 2017? Let us know in the comments.

[Fandango via Collider]
Hubert Vigilla
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