With War Of The Planet Of The Apes, set to hit theatres everywhere next summer, it appears 20th Century Fox are wasting no time in developing a follow-up. The rebooted and reworked Planet of The Apes franchise has done wonders for the studio, being consistently successful both critically and commercially, so this movement should come as no real surprise. The series was originally intended to be a trilogy setting up the original film, but when you have a franchise that is doing so well, why stop there?
Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes director Matt Reeves (who will return for War) discussed the possibility of a fourth film:
“We absolutely have ideas about where it goes. Because we know that that’s the ending, that it becomes Planet Of The Apes, the cool thing about what was started in Rise is that it’s no longer about what happens. It’s about how it happens. And stories about how are always about character and psychology.”
While we call it the “fourth” film, it will technically be the tenth Planet of The Apes movie ever to exist. That is insane, is it not? When discussing where the next film could potentially go, the director, as well as producer, Dylan Clark added:
“Caesar’s apes are not like the apes in the Planet Of The Apes, right? They’re very brutal to the humans. That’s not what’s going on, so how did that happen? And you know that Caesar had such integrity, and that he has this sort of sense of right and wrong, of his morality, yet you watch that be challenged. He ends up having to kill one of his own. All of those things give us a chance to explore human nature and do it in a way that is really fun. Because these are all, frankly, totally new stories. We’re not doing any stories that were done.”
So what do you guys make of this? Are you down for more films in this awesome franchise? Do you think we will eventually reach the point where we receive a proper remake of the original film starring Charlton Heston?
War Of The Planet Of The Apes hits theatres everywhere July 14, 2017.
Source: Den Of Geek