Superhero movies and a supernatural swashbuckler topped a survey by the movie ticketing site Fandango of audiences’ most anticipated summer films.
“Wonder Woman,” director Patty Jenkins’ World War I take on the DC Comics superheroine, took the lead spot in the survey of more than 10,000 people, the largest sampling Fandango has ever taken.
“Oh my God! That’s amazing!” Jenkins told Fandango, adding, “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!’ . . . 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.” The movie, starring Gal Gadot, opens June 2.
Coming in at No. 2 is “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” the first outing with Tom Holland as the Marvel Comics wall-crawler. It is due out July 7. Hitting theaters Friday is the third-place finisher, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” the fifth film in the Johnny Depp franchise.
The most anticipated summer comedy in the survey was “Baywatch,” opening Thursday, with “Despicable Me 3” (June 30) as the most anticipated summer family film and “The Book of Henry” (June 16) as the most anticipated summer thriller.