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Disney Dominates Fandango’s Most Anticipated Movies of 2019 List

Star Wars takes a backseat to Thanos

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Earlier this month IMDb released the company’s rankings of 2019’s most anticipated films and television shows, and this week, Fandango has announced its findings for 2019’s movies. Fandango revealed the results of the company’s 2019 Most Anticipated Movies Survey, with Marvel taking the top spots on the charts.

“Avengers: Endgame,” “Captain Marvel” and “Star Wars: Episode IX” landed as the three most anticipated movies of the new year. Brie Larson as “Captain Marvel” and Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers in “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” (and Woody in “Toy Story 4”) are 2019’s Most Anticipated Actress and Actor on the list. According to the company, more than 3,500 movie fans voted on the survey. The voters chose the top movies and performances they were most looking forward to seeing on the big screen in 2019.

“The popularity of superhero movies is at an all-time high as we head into the new year,” says Fandango Managing Editor Erik Davis. “Marvel fans are particularly anxious for the final ‘Avengers’ chapter after that ‘Infinity War’ cliffhanger, and are eagerly awaiting the studio’s first standalone female superhero, ‘Captain Marvel.’ It’s also clear Star Wars fans are missing their December fix, and they cannot wait for the next chapter in the Skywalker saga, ‘Episode IX.’”

In the Most Anticipated Blockbuster category the winners were “Avengers: Endgame” in the top spot, followed by “Captain Marvel,” “Star Wars: Episode IX,” “Spider-Man: Far from Home,” “Toy Story 4,” “Glass,” “The Lion King,” “Aladdin,” “Dumbo,” and “Joker.” If you’re keeping track, Disney has seven films on the list, or 70% of the total.

In the Most Anticipated Actress category, the winner was Brie Larson for “Captain Marvel” and “Avengers: Endgame.” Scarlett Johansson followed Larson for “Avengers: Endgame;” Daisy Ridley for “Star Wars: Episode IX;” Karen Gillan for “Avengers: Endgame” and the untitled Jumanji sequel; Margot Robbie for “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part;” Emma Watson for “Little Women;” Jessica Chastain for “It: Chapter Two” and “Dark Phoenix;” Lupita Nyong’o for “Us” and “Star Wars: Episode IX;” Sophie Turner for “Dark Phoenix;” and Taraji P. Henson for “What Men Want” and “The Best of Enemies.”

In the Most Anticipated Actor category, the winner was Tom Hanks for “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” and “Toy Story 4.” Robert Downey, Jr. followed Hanks for “Avengers: Endgame;” Chris Evans for “Avengers: Endgame;” Samuel L. Jackson for “Glass,” “Captain Marvel,” and “Spider-Man: Far From Home;” Bruce Willis for “Glass;” Will Smith for “Aladdin;” Dwayne Johnson for “Hobbs and Shaw” and the untitled Jumanji sequel; Joaquin Phoenix for “Joker;” Leonardo DiCaprio for “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood;” and James McAvoy for “Glass,” “Dark Phoenix,” and “It: Chapter Two.”

Fandango also announced a Rising Female Movie Star category this year. Those winners were Naomi Scott (“Aladdin,” “Charlie’s Angels”), Millie Bobby Brown (“Godzilla: King of the Monsters”), Sophia Lillis (“It: Chapter Two”), Cynthia Erivo (“Chaos Walking”), and Rosa Salazar (“Alita: Battle Angel”). The Rising Male Movie Stars were Mena Massoud (“Aladdin”) at number-one, followed by Winston Duke (“Us,” “Avengers: Endgame”), Noah Centineo (“Charlie’s Angels,” “The Diary”), Finn Wolfhard (“It: Chapter Two”), and Richard Madden (“Rocketman”).

Since comic book movies are still dominating the box office, Fandango also announced the Most Anticipated New Standalone Comic Book Movie. Those winners were “Captain Marvel,” “Joker,” “Dark Phoenix,” “Shazam!,” and “Hellboy.”

Disney didn’t dominate the Most Anticipated Animated Movie category, though “Toy Story 4” did top the list. The other winners included “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,” “Frozen 2,” “The Secret Life of Pets 2,” and “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part.” In the Horror/Thriller category the big winners were “It: Chapter Two,” “Us,” “Pet Sematary,” “Zombieland 2,” and the yet to be titled “Annabelle” film.