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“SPIDER-MAN,” “ROCKETMAN” AND “GODZILLA” ARE SUMMER’S MOST ANTICIPATED BLOCKBUSTERS

“SPIDER-MAN,” “ROCKETMAN” AND “GODZILLA” ARE SUMMER’S MOST ANTICIPATED BLOCKBUSTERS, ACCORDING TO MORE THAN 2,000 MOVIEGOERS IN FANDANGO FAN SURVEY

Fandango, the ultimate digital network for all things movies, revealed the results of its Most Anticipated Summer Movies Survey, in which Marvel’s “Spider-Man: Far from Home” (the first Marvel Cinematic Universe entry since the game-changing “Avengers: Endgame”) was voted the most anticipated blockbuster of the summer. In polling that concluded Monday, more than 2,000 fans on Fandango were asked to vote for movies they planned to see on the big screen between Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day Weekend.  
 
Moviegoers named Disney’s “The Lion King” and Disney Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” as the most anticipated family films, with Disney’s “Aladdin,” Illumination’s “The Secret Life of Pets 2,” and “Dora and the Lost City of Gold” following closely behind.
 
Fans voted for Chris Hemsworth (“Men in Black: International”), Brad Pitt (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”), and Tom Holland (“Spider-Man: Far from Home”), plus Zendaya (“Spider-Man: Far from Home”), Sophie Turner (“Dark Phoenix”) and Tessa Thompson (“Men in Black: International”) as the most anticipated actors in summer movies.
 
Richard Madden (“Rocketman”) and Naomi Scott (“Aladdin”) were selected as the hottest rising stars in the movies, while “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” bad guy Idris Elba was picked as top summer movie villain.
 
“‘Spider-Man: Far from Home’ is the most anticipated film of the summer due to the amazing resurgence of Spider-Man as a fan favorite on the big screen, and because it follows the events of ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ one of the biggest movies of all time,” says Fandango Managing Editor Erik Davis. “It’s also a great summer for action fans with the return of Marvel’s X-Men in ‘Dark Phoenix’ and the epic monster battles of ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters.”  With so many stellar choices each weekend, like the music-fueled ‘Rocketman,’ and ‘Yesterday,’” plus family-friendly titles like ‘The Lion King,’ ‘Aladdin,’ and ‘The Secret Life of Pets 2,’ we expect to see summer moviegoers spending more time at the theaters than ever before.”

To help fans prepare for this summer’s biggest movies, FandangoNOW, Fandango’s streaming service, has curated a home entertainment collection of previous franchise installments that fans can rent or buy from one playlist at FandangoNOW’s Summer Blockbuster Catch-Up here, while Fandango’s Big-Screen Summer Movie Preview can be found here.

According to Fandango moviegoers, below are the top picks for the summer:
 
Most Anticipated Summer Blockbuster:
  1. “Spider-Man: Far from Home”
  2. “Rocketman”
  3. “Godzilla: King of the Monsters”
  4. “Dark Phoenix”
  5.  “The Lion King”
  6. “Toy Story 4”
  7. “Men in Black: International”
  8. “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw”
  9. “Aladdin”
  10. “The Secret Life of Pets 2”
Most Anticipated Family Film:
  1. “The Lion King”
  2. “Toy Story 4”
  3. “Aladdin”
  4. “The Secret Life of Pets 2”
  5. “Dora and the Lost City of Gold”
Most Anticipated Live-Action Comedy:
  1. “Booksmart”
  2. “Yesterday”
  3. “Late Night”
  4. “Good Boys”
  5. “Stuber”
Most Anticipated Movie Musical:
  1. “Rocketman”
  2. “The Lion King”
  3. “Aladdin”
  4. “Yesterday”
  5. “Blinded by the Light”
Most Anticipated Actress:
  1. Zendaya (“Spider-Man: Far from Home”)
  2. Sophie Turner (“Dark Phoenix”)
  3. Tessa Thompson (“Men in Black: International”)
  4. Margot Robbie (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”)
  5. Jessica Chastain (“Dark Phoenix”)
Most Anticipated Actor:
  1. Chris Hemsworth (“Men in Black: International”)
  2. Brad Pitt (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”)
  3. Tom Holland (“Spider-Man: Far from Home”)
  4. Dwayne Johnson (“Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw”)
  5. Jake Gyllenhaal (“Spider-Man: Far from Home”)
Most Anticipated Male Rising Star:
  1. Richard Madden (“Rocketman”)
  2. O’Shea Jackson Jr. (“Godzilla: King of the Monsters”)
  3. Mena Massoud (“Aladdin”)
  4. Himesh Patel (“Yesterday”)
  5. Mason Gooding (“Booksmart”)
Most Anticipated Female Rising Star:
  1. Naomi Scott (“Aladdin”)
  2. Millie Bobby Brown (“Godzilla: King of the Monsters”)
  3. Alexandra Shipp (“Shaft,” “Dark Phoenix”)
  4. Vanessa Kirby (“Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw”)
  5. Billie Lourd (“Booksmart”)
Most Anticipated Voiceover Performance:
  1. Tom Hanks (as Woody in “Toy Story 4”)
  2. Harrison Ford (as Rooster in “The Secret Life of Pets 2”)
  3. Donald Glover (as Simba in “The Lion King”)
  4. Alan Tudyk (as Iago in “Aladdin”)
  5. Mark Hamill (as Chucky in “Child’s Play”)
Most Anticipated Villain:
  1. Idris Elba (as Brixton in “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw”)
  2. Jessica Chastain (in “Dark Phoenix”)
  3. Chiwetel Ejiofor (as Scar in “The Lion King”)
  4. Octavia Spencer (as Sue Ann in “Ma”)
  5. Mark Hamill (as Chucky in “Child’s Play”)

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