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Poll: Movie Franchises That Changed Lead Characters

Everyone loves the originals but sometimes film franchises like to mix things up a bit. They introduce us, and the previously established world, to an entirely new character. But this means a change in CHARACTER, an entire new identity, and not merely a change in actor like Mr. James Bond.

Which of these film franchises that changed lead characters is your favorite?

(Please Note: I will also be excluding ANY superhero characters, as the identity of these characters is consistent between sequels even if there is a recast of the actor portraying said character.)

After voting, you may discuss the poll here.

Make Your Choice

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    Linda Hamilton in The Terminator (1984)

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    Heather Langenkamp in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

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    Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone (1990)

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger in Predator (1987)

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    Shia LaBeouf in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

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    Jodie Foster in The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

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    Gerard Butler in 300 (2006)

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    Matt Damon and Joey Ansah in The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

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    Vin Diesel and Chad Lindberg in The Fast and the Furious (2001)

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    Cillian Murphy in 28 Days Later... (2002)

    The "28 Days Later" Franchise

    Jim (28 Days Later... (2002)) to Doyle (28 Weeks Later (2007))

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    James Franco and Andy Serkis in Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

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    Sam Neill in Jurassic Park III (2001)

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    Keanu Reeves in Speed (1994)

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    Jim Carrey in Bruce Almighty (2003)

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    Vin Diesel in xXx (2002)

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