Fandango poll reveals most anticipated movies of 2018

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Movie ticketing and information website Fandango surveyed more than 8,000 moviegoers about the films, stars and characters they are most looking forward to seeing on the big screen in the new year.

As part of its annual online survey, Fandango polled moviegoers from Dec. 18 through Dec. 26, 2017 on their top film picks for 2018. Here are the results.

2018’s Most Anticipated Movie:

 1. Avengers: Infinity War (May 4)

 2. Black Panther (Feb. 16)

 3. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (June 22)

 4. Untitled Deadpool Sequel (June 1)

 5. Solo: A Star Wars Story (May 25)

 6. Incredibles 2 (June 15)

 7. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (Nov. 16)

 8. A Wrinkle in Time (March 9)

 9. X-Men: Dark Phoenix (Nov. 2)

10. Ocean’s 8 (June 8)

Fan Favorite Actress:

 1. Scarlett Johansson (Avengers: Infinity War, Isle of Dogs)

 2. Jennifer Lawrence (Red Sparrow, X-Men: Dark Phoenix)

 3. Zoe Saldana (Avengers: Infinity War)

 4. Sandra Bullock (Ocean’s 8)

 5. Emilia Clarke (Solo: A Star Wars Story)

Fan Favorite Actor:

 1. Chris Pratt (Avengers: Infinity War, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom)

 2.  Ryan Reynolds (Untitled Deadpool Sequel)

 3.  Robert Downey, Jr. (Avengers: Infinity War)

 4.  Chris Evans (Avengers: Infinity War)

 5.  Dwayne Johnson (Skyscraper, Rampage)

Rising Female Movie Star:

 1. Danai Gurira (Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War)

 2. Storm Reid (A Wrinkle in Time)

 3. Zazie Beetz (Untitled Deadpool Sequel)

 4. Olivia Cooke (Thoroughbreds, Ready Player One)

 5. Pixie Davies (Mary Poppins Returns)

Rising Male Movie Star:

 1. Alden Ehrenreich (Solo: A Star Wars Story)

 2. Winston Duke (Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War)

 3. Tye Sheridan (Ready Player One, X-Men: Dark Phoenix)

 4. Levi Miller (A Wrinkle in Time)

 5. Charlie Heaton (The New Mutants)

Most Anticipated Comic Book Character in a Standalone Movie:

 1. Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther (Black Panther)

 2. Jason Momoa as Aquaman (Aquaman)

 3. Tom Hardy as Venom (Venom)

 4. Sophie Turner as Jean Grey/Phoenix (X-Men: Dark Phoenix)

 5. Evangeline Lilly as The Wasp (Ant-Man and the Wasp)

Most Anticipated Movie Villain

 1. Josh Brolin in Avengers: Infinity War

 2. Johnny Depp in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

 3. Michael B. Jordan in Black Panther

 4. Jessica Chastain in X-Men: Dark Phoenix

 5. Nick Castle (as Michael Myers) in Halloween (2018)

Most Anticipated Horror Thriller

 1. Untitled Cloverfield Movie

 2.  Halloween (2018)

 3.  The Purge: The Island

 4.  Insidious: The Last Key

 5.  A Quiet Place

Most Anticipated Family Movie

 1. Incredibles 2

 2. A Wrinkle in Time

 3. Mary Poppins Returns

 4. Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2

 5. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

“The new year promises a lot of excitement at the multiplex, but fans are particularly looking forward to Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther, which boasts a groundbreaking ensemble and promises to be one of the most talked-about movies of 2018,” says Fandango managing editor Erik Davis. “These two films ruled our survey results, with Panther cast members Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Danai Gurira and Winston Duke figuring prominently in each survey category. 2018 looks to offer fresh takes, new and diverse voices, and beloved characters fans can’t wait to see back on the big screen again.”