“Wonder Woman” is the summer film season’s most anticipated blockbuster, according to a survey released Wednesday by the Fandango movie ticketing site.
Rounding out the top five fan picks for the summer are “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower” and Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk.”
More than 10,000 film fans voted online from April 27-May 19, marking the largest response to a moviegoer survey in the company’s 17-year history. They were asked to pick the one movie they were most looking forward to seeing on the big screen between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
According to a separate Fandango survey of “Wonder Woman” fans,
— 92 percent are excited to see a standalone female superhero movie;
— 87 percent wish Hollywood would make more movies featuring female superheroes; and
— 73 percent watched the “Wonder Woman” TV show when they were kids.
“Early screening reactions are positive, with audiences responding favorably to the film’s exciting blend of action, adventure, humor and romance,” said Fandango Managing Editor Erik Davis. “Plus, fans have been waiting their entire lives to see a live-action `Wonder Woman’ movie, and the film’s breakout star Gal Gadot makes it worth the wait.”
“Wonder Woman” opens June 2.
–City News Service