‘Rogue One,’ ‘Finding Dory’ Top Most Anticipated Movies of 2016

Melissa McCarthy in “Ghostbusters” and Matt Damon in new “Bourne” installment are stars that fans are most excited about, Fandango survey finds

Last Updated: January 4, 2016 @ 10:08 AM

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and ‘Finding Dory’ are the most anticipated movies of 2016, according to a survey released Monday by Fandango.

Melissa McCarthy in the new “Ghostbusters” is the actress fans are most excited about seeing, and Matt Damon returning in the untitled “Bourne” movie is the most-anticipated actor and role, the survey says.

Sophie Turner in “X-Men: Apocalypse” and Tom Holland as Spider-Man in “Captain America: Civil War” are the newcomers drawing the most heat, according to the survey of more than 1,000 customers of the online ticketing service.

“Film fans already know what they want for their 2016 holiday present, as they count down the days till December 16 when the next ‘Star Wars’ story opens in theaters,” said Dave Karger, Fandango’s chief correspondent. “The new year promises plenty of action, star turns and first-time comic book adaptations to satisfy a wide range of consumers and to continue the momentum of 2015’s banner year for moviegoing.”

Here are the results:

Most Anticipated Movie

1. “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”

2. “Finding Dory”

3. “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”

4. Untitled Jason Bourne Movie

5. “Captain America: Civil War”

6. “Star Trek Beyond”

7. “Independence Day: Resurgence”

8. “X-Men: Apocalypse”

9. “Zoolander No. 2”

10. “The Jungle Book”

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”)