Andy Serkis Talks the Future of the Planet of the Apes
No, that’s not the title of the next movie in the new Planet of the Apes franchise, but in retrospect… yeah, it kind of works. In any event Andy Serkis, who plays the head badass simian Caesar, recently spoke with MTV about the future of the franchise.
“It’s very, very early in where we choose to drop anchor in the next film. It could be five years after the event, it could be the night after the events of where we left ‘Dawn,’ so it’s very difficult to know where the story is going right at this moment because it’s being written as we speak. I know that part of the desire for Matt [Reeves] to do this next movie is about continuing the enjoyment of seeing these apes evolve. So I don’t think we’re going to see a situation where we’re jumping… It might be three films. It could be four. It could be five. Who knows? But the journey will continue. It might not necessarily be summarized or completely fulfilled in this next one. The point being, eventually we know that we’re going to end up back at ‘The Planet of the Apes,’ but whether it’s this film or not, I don’t know.”
The next Planet of the Apes film opens July 29, 2016; Matt Reeves will once again direct.