AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR and BLACK PANTHER are the Most Anticipated Movies of 2018 According to FANDANGO Users

Still from 'Avengers: Infinity War'
Credit: Marvel Studios
Credit: Marvel Studios

Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther are the most anticipated films of 2018, according to a user survey conducted by leading online movie ticket retailer Fandango. Coming in third was Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, with the rest of the list populated by other genre films and sequels.

It’s worth noting that Aquaman, New Mutants, Venom, and Ant-Man & The Wasp all fell short of the the top ten.

Fandango also polled users about which actors and actresses they’re most excited to see onscreen in 2018, with Chris Pratt and Scarlett Johansson topping the list. Additionally, Black Panther’s Danai Gurai and Solo’s Alden Ehrenreich were named the top rising actors of 2018.

Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther was named the superhero that Fandango users are most excited for in 2018, with Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey, Evangeline Lilly’s Wasp, Tom Hardy’s Venom, and Jason Momoa’s Aquaman all making the list. Likewise, Josh Brolin’s Thanos was named the most anticipated villain on a list whose only other comic book entrants are Michael B. Jordan’s Erik Killmonger and Jessican Chastain’s unnamed X-Men: Dark Phoenix villain.

”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 Black 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.”

Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War also topped Newsarama's list of the most anticipated films of 2018, which can be read right here.

Here’s the full list of Fandango's categories and their rankings:

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)
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