Female-Led ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ and ‘Black Widow’ Top Fandango Poll of 2020’s Most Anticipated Movies

“Eternals” and “Mulan” also make list of films shared by ticketing site

Wonder Woman 1984 Poster Gal Gadot CCXP 2019
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Four films directed by and led by women — “Wonder Woman 1984,” “Black Widow,” “Eternals” and “Mulan” — were ranked as the most highly anticipated movies of 2020, according to a poll conducted by the ticketing service Fandango.

Fandango surveyed 2,000 millennials who used the site during the final weeks of December for their choices of the movies and performances they’re most looking forward to in 2020. For the first time, the online group of voters selected movies that were all directed by women for the top spots.

Other films on the list included the 25th James Bond film “No Time to Die,” John Krasinski’s “A Quiet Place 2,” Cathy Yan’s “Birds of Prey,” the musical “In the Heights,” Pixar’s animated film “Soul” and “Fast & Furious 9.”

“As we head into the next decade, the new cinematic offerings look promising, with inspiring stories and new definitions of the word ‘hero,’”  Fandango correspondent Nikki Novak said in a statement. “Adventure-seeking fans can’t wait for the kick-ass leads of ‘Wonder Woman 1984,’ ‘Black Widow,’ and ‘Mulan’ — all films directed by women — to command the big screen. And with invigorating, fresh fare like Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘In the Heights,’ Marvel’s ‘Eternals’ and Pixar’s ‘Soul,’ the 2020 box office will offer a cornucopia of welcome surprises.”

There’s a possibility that if excitement for these films holds up, the top 10 movies at the box office in 2020 could achieve gender parity with an even split of movies directed by both men and women. It would be quite the feat, as no year at the box office has had more than one movie directed by a woman in the Top 10 at the box office.

Kristen Wiig even topped the list of villains that moviegoers are most excited to see when she takes the role of Cheetah in “Wonder Woman 1984.” While Wiig’s character showed up in the first trailer for the film, we didn’t get to see her become her villainous alter-ego just yet.

Movies like “Ghostbusters: Afterlife,” “Bill & Ted Face the Music” and “Legally Blonde 3” also made a separate list of the most anticipated comedies of 2020, while fans are equally eager to see “Halloween Kills” and “Sonic the Hedgehog.”

Last year, “Avengers: Endgame” predictably topped Fandango’s list of the most anticipated movie of 2019, and it went on to shatter records for sales at Fandango and everywhere else. That list also featured “Captain Marvel,” “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” and “Spider-Man: Far From Home.”

Check out the full results of Fandango’s survey below:

Most Anticipated Movie:

  1. “Wonder Woman 1984”
  2. “Black Widow”
  3. Marvel’s “Eternals”
  4. “Mulan”
  5. “No Time to Die”
  6. “A Quiet Place 2”
  7. “Birds of Prey”
  8. “In the Heights”
  9. Pixar’s “Soul”
  10. “Fast & Furious 9”

Most Anticipated Actress:

  1. Gal Gadot  (“Wonder Woman 1984”)
  2. Scarlett Johansson (“Black Widow”)
  3. Emily Blunt (“A Quiet Place 2,” “Jungle Cruise”)
  4. Margot Robbie (“Birds of Prey,” “Barbie”)
  5. Zendaya (“Dune”)

Most Anticipated Actor:

  1. Chris Pine (“Wonder Woman 1984”)
  2. Paul Rudd (“Ghostbusters: Afterlife”)
  3. Ryan Reynolds (“Free Guy”)
  4. Daniel Craig (“No Time to Die”)
  5. Robert Downey Jr. (“Dolittle”)

Most Anticipated Villain:

  1. Kristen Wiig as Cheetah (“Wonder Woman 1984”)
  2. Rami Malek as Safin (“No Time to Die”)
  3. Ewan McGregor as Black Mask (“Birds of Prey”)
  4. Jim Carrey as Dr. Ivo Robotnik (“Sonic the Hedgehog”)
  5. Charlize Theron as Cipher (“Fast & Furious 9”)

Most Anticipated Family Film:

  1. “Mulan”
  2. Pixar’s “Soul”
  3. “Sonic the Hedgehog”
  4. “Dolittle”
  5. “Jungle Cruise”

Most Anticipated Horror Film:

  1. “A Quiet Place 2”
  2. “Halloween Kills”
  3. “The Invisible Man”
  4. “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It”
  5. “The Grudge”

Most Anticipated Live-Action Comedy:

  1. “Ghostbusters: Afterlife”
  2. “Bill and Ted Face the Music”
  3. “Bad Boys For Life”
  4. “Legally Blonde 3”
  5. “The Lovebirds”