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If there was ever any doubt that Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman has struck a chord with the moviegoing masses following her all-too-brief appearance in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, Fandango’s 2017 round-up is here to silence the naysayers.
As part of its annual tradition, the ticket site conducts a survey of the biggest upcoming movies – not to mention their respective leading stars – to gauge the popularity of each project long in advance. In this instance, Gal Gadot clinched the top spot for Rising Female Movie Star in anticipation of her roles across both Wonder Woman and Zack Snyder’s Justice League. The actress fended off strong competition to land #1, too, including Zendaya (Spider-Man: Homecoming) and Elizabeth Debicki (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2).
Perhaps most impressive of all is that Gadot’s warrior princess was also crowned the Most-Anticipated Comic Book Character of 2017 which, in a year that will play host to Baby Groot, Logan and Tom Holland’s sprightly Spider-Man, is quite the feat. You can find the complete rundown below, where we’ve also included a new, explosive still for Wonder Woman (pulled from the latest issue of Empire Magazine) which finds our Amazonian charging into battle.
Rising Female Movie Star
1. Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman, Justice League)
2. Zendaya (Spider-Man: Homecoming)
3. Elizabeth Debicki (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2)
4. Priyanka Chopra (Baywatch)
5. Sofia Boutella (The Mummy)
Rising Male Movie Star
1. Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Homecoming)
2. Dan Stevens (Beauty and the Beast)
3. Ezra Miller (Justice League)
4. R.J. Cyler (Power Rangers)
5. Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out)
Most Anticipated Comic Book Character in a 2017 Movie
1. Wonder Woman(Gal Gadot, Wonder Woman, Justice League)
2. Baby Groot (Vin Diesel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2)
3. Logan/Wolverine (Hugh Jackman, Logan)
4. Spider-Man(Tom Holland, Spider-Man: Homecoming)
5. Thor (Chris Hemsworth, Thor: Ragnarok)
Most Anticipated Comedy
1. Pitch Perfect 3
4. Fist Fight
5. Battle of the Sexes
Most Anticipated Horror/Thriller
1. Alien: Covenant
2. Stephen King’s It
4. Get Out
5. A Cure for Wellness
Wonder Woman opens on June 2, 2017. Out of Fandango’s selection of picks, tell us, what’s your most-anticipated movie – and indeed character! – going into the new year?