Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice sees a battle between the Dark Knight and Man of Steel in theaters this weekend. But, according to a new survey conducted by Fandango (via Deadline), audiences are more exciting by the prospect of seeing someone who’s not even in the title, Diana Prince.
Gal Gadot makes her debut as Wonder Woman in the film, and 88% of those surveyed were excited to see the character finally realized on the silver screen. Meanwhile, 60% of fans were enticed by Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor. Of this survey pool, 82% saw Man of Steel, 66% are fans of his Snyder’s body of work, and 61% said they’d see Batman v Superman more than once. Speaking more generally to Fandango’s viewership, the film is currently at a 98% want-to-see.
Batman v Superman brings back Henry Cavill as the Kryptonian strongman for a story that sees him at odds with Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne. Manipulated by Luthor, the two have their own Clash of the Titans while the villain plots his own business with Doomsday, a monstrous abomination made from the remains of General Zod’s corpse. Clearly, there’s a lot going on and Wonder Woman rises above all of it.
The film broke records for Fandango’s pre-ticket sales, but the first reviews have, in general, found little to like about this take on the DC material. Many, including our own Matt Goldberg, pointed to Gadot’s performance as one of the more enjoyable parts, but the film still sits at 38% with 95 reviews at Rotten Tomatoes.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, also featuring Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, and Diane Lane as Martha Kent, this theaters this weekend. Gadot will headline the Wonder Woman film next year before the debut of Justice League: Part One.