According to Fandango, Wonder Woman is the most anticipated film of summer 2017. The film site conducted their annual summer movie survey (the largest to date, with 10,000 respondents) covering releases from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and Wonder Woman is the first female-led film ever to top the list. Spider-Man: Homecoming came in second, with Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, The Dark Tower and Dunkirk rounding out the top 5.
The news gets even more encouraging for fans of female superheroes when you add a second Fandango survey of Wonder Woman fans. The results showed 92% of respondents are excited about this standalone female superhero movie, 87% would like to see more films starring female superheroes, and 73% watched the Wonder Woman TV series as kids.
Fandango also informed director Patty Jenkins of the news during an interview, and Jenkins was understandably thrilled.
"Listen, who knows what'll happen? I am not sure of anything," she said. "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!' But I could feel that [positivity] coming from the world at moments, so to have that mirrored back, to have positivity mirrored back at us at this moment in the way certain people are reacting to the movie and then that from the audience is like... 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. That's unf***ingbelievable!"
Given the positive reviews Wonder Woman has garnered so far and the wildly different projections for its opening weekend, it's safe to say that things are looking better and better for DC, Warner Brothers and the Wonder Woman franchise as a whole.
Wonder Woman hits theaters on June 2.