– by Joseph Jammer Medina

2017 is a pretty big year in film. Sure, the number of dollars actually spent at the movies may be a bit less than last year (or a lot less), but a large part of that may have to do with the ridiculous number of blockbusters coming out this year. With so many hitting in fairly rapid succession, it’s only logical that folks would get wary of them. But it also makes it all the more impressive when one of these movies is able to rise above the rest in terms of anticipation.

Fandango has done the heavy-lifting: conducting a survey, where it asked over 10,000 moviegoers what their most anticipated movies were of the year, and coming in at number one for most anticipated blockbuster was the upcoming DC flick Wonder Woman

Just for context, here is the complete top 10 of most anticipated blockbusters for the year:

  1. Wonder Woman
  2. Spider-Man: Homecoming
  3. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
  4. The Dark Tower
  5. Dunkirk
  6. Despicable Me 3
  7. War for the Planet of the Apes
  8. Transformers: The Last Knight
  9. The Mummy
  10. Baywatch

Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins was understandably excited by this news, but she made sure to keep a level head about it. After all, there’s no telling how the film may actually perform once it hits theaters.

“Listen, who knows what’ll happen? I am not sure of anything. People weren’t clear whether anybody would want to see a Wonder Woman film and I was always like, ‘What? Like, it’s Wonder Woman, man. This is such a great character!’ But I could feel that [positivity] coming from the world at moments, so to have that mirrored back, to have positivity mirrored back at us at this moment in the way certain people are reacting to the movie and then that from the audience is like… I just can’t put into words enough how grateful I am and we are for having believed in this movie and having the world come back at us that way. That’s unf***ingbelievable!”

This comes as great news for us DC fans here at LRM. I’ve always been a fan of many of the DC films (I’m an unabashed defender of the Ultimate Edition of Batman v Superman), but no matter my personal thoughts on the DC Extended Universe thus far, there is no getting around the fact that these movies have not been well received. And as early as a few weeks back, anticipation for Wonder Woman didn’t seem super high.

Was it a result of a weakened resolve from fans who were burnt by the previous three films? It sure seemed like it. Or perhaps it was the film bubble I surrounded myself with. Either way, it’s exciting to see that fans are thrilled to give this world another chance with Wonder Woman, and if those early reviews are to be believed, we may very well be in for a nice surprise.

Are you looking forward to seeing Wonder Woman? What’s your most anticipated film of the year? Let us know in the comments down below!

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SOURCE: Fandango

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.