Thor: Ragnarok beats out Justice League, Blade Runner as most anticipated film of the fall

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Sep 7, 2017

There are a few massive genre flicks hitting the big screen this fall, but Marvel’s latest entry is apparently the hottest of them all. Turns out not even Batman and Wonder Woman can compete with Thor’s buzz.

Entertainment Weekly reports a new Fandango survey on this fall’s biggest movies has found movie-goers most excited to see Thor: Ragnarok, the latest Marvel tentpole that is setting up a buddy comedy with Chris Hemsworth’s Thor and Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk. After Ragnarok, DC’s Justice League ranked No. 2, followed by Blade Runner 2049, Kingsman: The Golden Circle and IT. It’s interesting that a Marvel sequel would outpace DC’s first-ever Justice League flick, and just goes to show there’s a ton of excitement for Marvel to start bridging the gap to its cosmic universe.

Hemsworth’s turn in Ragnarok also ranked as the most anticipated actor, followed by Ryan Gosling in Blade Runner 2049. Idris Elba (Thor: Ragnarok) clocked in at third, with Channing Tatum (Kingsman: The Golden Circle) and Ben Affleck (Justice League) bringing up the rear. Gal Gadot gave Justice League the most anticipated actress win, followed by Cate Blanchett (Thor: Ragnarok), Jennifer Lawrence (mother!), Halle Berry (Kingsman: The Golden Circle) and Mila Kunis (A Bad Moms Christmas).

Pretty much all of these movies will probably make a good bit of money over the next few months, but it’s still a fascinating peek into what folks are really geeking out about. What do you think of the list? How would you rank the fall slate?

Most Anticipated Fall Movies

1. Thor: Ragnarok
2. Justice League
3. Blade Runner 2049
4. Kingsman: The Golden Circle
5. It

Most Anticipated Actor

1. Chris Hemsworth (Thor: Ragnarok)
2. Ryan Gosling (Blade Runner 2049)
3. Idris Elba (Molly’s Game, Thor: Ragnarok, The Mountain Between Us)
4. Channing Tatum (Kingsman: The Golden Circle)
5. Ben Affleck (Justice League)

Most Anticipated Actress

1. Gal Gadot (Justice League)
2. Cate Blanchett (Thor: Ragnarok)
3. Jennifer Lawrence (mother!)
4. Halle Berry (Kingsman: The Golden Circle)
5. Mila Kunis (A Bad Moms Christmas)

(Via Entertainment Weekly)