Part of the beauty of being a film fan is that there is always something new to look forward to just over the horizon. So with 2019 and a whole host of brilliant films and massive blockbusters (those two aren’t mutually exclusive) now behind us, we can start getting ready for what 2020 has in store. To that end, movie-ticketing service Fandango has revealed what are the 10 most anticipated movies of 2020, according to its users. Take a look:
That’s a pretty solid list of heavy hitters and although 2020 arguably lacks a true mega-blockbuster event like Avengers: Endgame or Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, this list makes it clear that there is plenty to get excited for next year. According to Fandango, the most anticipated movie of 2020 is Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 1984, the sequel to 2017’s smash hit and the DCEU’s best movie to date (well, either that or Shazam!), Wonder Woman.
Fans have been waiting a while for the Amazonian to return to theater screens and that, combined with the love for the first film, has cemented Wonder Woman 1984 as 2020’s most anticipated movie among Fandango users. That film is not a Disney movie, but the next three are, with Black Widow, Eternals and Mulan slotting into second, third and fourth place respectively. There are a couple of interesting things to note about those top four. For one, the placement of Black Widow and Eternals shows that while Marvel is entering a transition period, where the old guard is ushered out and new characters come in, audiences are still just as excited for the MCU, even with the Infinity Saga now complete.
Now as is the case with any sort of surveying, it should be noted who this list represents. Fandango’s top 10 most anticipated movies list of 2020 is based on the results of an online survey conducted by the site. This list represents the opinions of over 2,000 millennial film fans. So this isn’t necessarily representative of the entire moviegoing audience, not to mention those overseas, just a slice of the population within a certain age group.
The survey was conducted in the last weeks of December and you could definitely argue that there is some recency bias among the top 10. Six of the top 10 films on this list had trailers or teasers debut in the month of December, so they were all fresh in moviegoers minds when this survey was conducted. Nevertheless, looking at the 2020 calendar this list largely represents what you would expect to be 2020’s most anticipated movies.