A Jones for 'Jones'

A Jones for 'Jones'

From Stacie Hougland: It might not come as a shocker that Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is this summer’s most anticipated movie (according to a recent Fandango poll of a few thousand moviegoers). What is surprising is by how much it beats the competition. With 82 percent of the vote, Indiana Jones nearly doubles figures for the second-highest ranked film, The Dark Knight, at 42 percent. Coming in a close third at 38 percent is Iron Man.

We also asked people to pick their most anticipated new character/fresh interpretation of a familiar role. The late Heath Ledger as The Dark Knight’s Joker came in at 55 percent, followed by Steve Carell as Maxwell Smart in Get Smart (34 percent).

Who has ‘em beat when it comes to favorite action movie stars & characters? You guessed it: Harrison Ford and Indy lead the pack. Scroll down for the full results of our survey. And here's more on the new movie.

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Most Anticipated Summer 2008 Movie:
1. INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL (82%)
2. THE DARK KNIGHT (42%)
3. IRON MAN (38%)
4. THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: PRINCE CASPIAN (37%)
5. THE MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPORER (30%)
6. GET SMART (29%)
7. THE INCREDIBLE HULK (22%)
8. THE UNTITLED X-FILES SEQUEL (20%)
9. SPEED RACER (19%)
10. SEX AND THE CITY (19%)

Most Anticipated New Character Portrayal (Fresh Interpretation of a Familiar Role):
1. Heath Ledger as “The Joker”, THE DARK KNIGHT (55%)
2. Steve Carell as “Maxwell Smart”, GET SMART (34%)
3. Robert Downey, Jr. as “Tony Stark”, IRON MAN (32%)
4. Edward Norton as “Bruce Banner”, THE INCREDIBLE HULK (26%)
5. Anne Hathaway as “Agent 99”, GET SMART (21%)
6. Ben Barnes as “Prince Caspian”, THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: PRINCE CASPIAN (21%)
7. Angelina Jolie as “ Fox”, WANTED (21%)
8. Meryl Streep as “Donna”, MAMMA MIA (12%)
9. Emile Hirsch as “Speed”, SPEED RACER (11%)
10. James McAvoy as “Wesley Gibson”, WANTED (9%)

All-Time Favorite Action Movie Character:
1. Indiana Jones (76%)
2. James Bond (51%)
3. Jason Bourne (43%)
4. Batman (40%)
5. DIE HARD’s John McClane (38%)
6. Spider-Man (33%)
7. The Terminator (28%)
8. Superman (27%)
9. THE MATRIX’s Neo (24%)
10. Lara Croft (24%)

All-Time Favorite Action Movie Star:
1. Harrison Ford (75%)
2. Bruce Willis (57%)
3. Will Smith (47%)
4. Mel Gibson (46%)
5. Nicolas Cage (38%)
6. Arnold Schwarzenegger (37%)
7. Clint Eastwood (37%)
8. Angelina Jolie (29%)
9. Russell Crowe (29%)
10. Samuel L. Jackson (27%)
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