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‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Is Year’s Most Anticipated Movie (Survey)

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is the most anticipated movie of 2016, according to a survey conduced by online ticketing service Fandango.

Moviegoers were surveyed by Fandango, a subsidiary of NBCUniversal, during the last weeks of December about the films, stars and roles they were most looking forward to seeing the following year. “Rogue One,” due out Dec. 16, is the first title in Disney’s “Star Wars” anthology series of stand-alone stories and will star Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed and Ben Mendelsohn.

Disney’s “Finding Dory,” the sequel to “Finding Nemo,” is the second most-anticipated film on the list, followed by Warner Bros.’ “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

Melissa McCarthy in Sony’s “Ghostbusters” is the most anticipated actress and Matt Damon is the most anticipated actor in Universal’s untitled Jason Bourne sequel. Sophie Turner was named the most anticipated rising female star for Fox’s “X-Men: Apocalypse” and Tom Holland was selected as most anticipated rising male star for Disney’s “Captain America: Civil War.”

Wonder Woman, portrayed by Gal Godot in “Batman v Superman,” topped the survey for most anticipated debut of a comic book character.

Here are the 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”)

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