Wonder Woman Is the Biggest Reason People Want to See ‘Batman v. Superman’
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It’s right there in the title: Batman fighting Superman is the titular attraction (and also maybe some justice?), and yet according to a new survey, Wonder Woman is the part of the film audiences are looking forward to the most. Gal Gadot‘s debut as the iconic superhero ranked highest in the poll, with Jesse Eisenberg‘s wacky take on Lex Luthor coming in second.
Fandango has revealed the results of a new poll (via Deadline), in which fans were asked which part of Batman v Superman they were most excited to see. Gadot’s Diana Prince / Wonder Woman ranked highest with 88 percent, followed by Eisenberg’s Max Landis as Lex Luthor at 60 percent. For a moment, I almost though Fandango had exclusively polled my brain — Wonder Woman is the serious reason I’m anxious to see Snyder’s superhero epic, while Eisenberg is like the sideshow clown that will keep me entertained (for better or worse) in the meantime.
Regardless, the general enthusiasm for Wonder Woman — whose screen time in Batman v Superman is minimal — bodes well for her solo film, which arrives in theaters next fall.
Of those polled, 82 percent said they had seen Man of Steel, while 66 percent are fans of Snyder’s films in general and 61 percent said they’ll probably see the movie in theaters more than once. As to who will win the titular fight, 59 percent said Batman, while 41 percent said Superman, and apparently neither Wonder Woman nor “internet comments sections” were options.
This comes on the heels of yesterday’s announcement that Batman v Superman has broken Fandango’s record for superhero movie ticketing pre-sales, besting previous record holder Avengers: Age of Ultron. And while Snyder’s latest effort will undoubtedly make some serious cash at the box office this weekend, it remains to be seen if it will make enough to justify WB’s Justice League franchise plans — or if the negative word-of-mouth will have any ill affect.