Film fans are looking forward to spending a couple of hours with Wonder Woman.
The superhero movie starring Gal Gadot as the iconic Amazon warrior was voted this summer’s most anticipated blockbuster in a Fandango survey.
More than 10,000 people participated in the survey — the largest in the company’s 17-year history — and were asked to pick the one movie they were most looking forward to seeing on the big screen between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Wonder Woman took the top spot, followed by the wall-crawling reboot Spider-Man: Homecoming and the swashbuckler Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
According to a separate Fandango survey of Wonder Woman fans, 92 percent said they were excited to see a standalone female superhero movie, and 87 percent wished Hollywood would make more such movies.
Excitement for Wonder Woman has been considerable since Gadot made a strong impression in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, but the stakes are also high for the DC Extended Universe after both BVS and Suicide Squad underwhelmed many critics and fans. Fortunately for Wonder Woman, early reactions have been positive.