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Andy Serkis has revealed that he doesn’t actually know how long the rebooted Planet Of The Apes franchise will go on for. But the English actor has excelled as Caesar in the highly acclaimed blockbusters, and he has teased that there are many more adventures still yet to come.
Andy Serkis is currently doing the publicity rounds to promote the upcoming release of Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes on Blu-Ray, DVD and Blu-Ray 3D at the start of next week. And during a discussion with MTV UK, Serkis was asked what he is most excited about for the upcoming third edition to the hairy franchise. And rather than waffling on and providing the same drone answers that actors usually give when quizzed about a sequel, Andy Serkis admitted that things are still very much up in the air right now. But rather than being worried by this uncertainty, Andy Serkis, who for some reason still hasn’t been Oscar nominated for any of his mesmerizing performance capture performances, declared that it is quite thrilling to be in this cinematic no-man’s land.
"To be honest, it’s very, very early in where we choose to drop our anchor in the next film, so 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 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 are going to see a situation where we are jumping...
Currently all that we know about the next Planet Of The Apes film is that it will be released on July 29, 2016, and it will once again see Matt Reeves return to direct. The American filmmaker, who previously oversaw the likes of Cloverfield and Let Me In, inherited the franchise from Rupert Wyatt, who directed the original reboot of the series, Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes. There was a lot of trepidation when both Rupert Wyatt and James Franco announced that they wouldn’t be returning for the sequel. But Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes not only settled the series with aplomb, it also built a new and engaging world that was punctuated with vitality and originality.
It also grossed close to $250 million more around the world than its predecessor, as it amassed over $700 million at the box office. Now the franchise has pretty much got carte blanche for wherever it wants to go. And with all the creative talent involved, at the moment, I’d say the more the better.