‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ Sequel Moves Forward at Fox

Fox executive Tom Rothman also revealed that ‘The Wolverine’ will begin shooting in August.
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‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ Sequel Moves Forward at Fox

Fox announces a Rise of the Planet of the Apes sequel at CinemaCon It was 20th Century Fox's turn to hit the stage at CinemaCon 2012 today, with the studio rolling out footage from Prometheus, Life of Pi, Neighborhood Watch, and other titles. Fox Filmed Entertainment CEO Tom Rothman also announced that the Untitled Rise of the Planet of the Apes Sequel is definitely happening.

We reported back in November that Andy Serkis, who portrayed the ape Caesar through motion capture technology, has actually signed on for two sequels. It isn't known if Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt will return for the sequel, although we reported last August that he has several ideas brewing for the follow-up.

In related Fox news, the studio announced The Wolverine will begin shooting in August, with James Mangold directing from a screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie and Mark Bomback. Ben Stiller's The Secret Life of Walter Mitty will also go into production sometime this year.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was released July 11th, 2014.

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  • shuabert • 3 years ago

    Great. The first movie was a welcome surprise, so I'm excited to see where they take this story next, and hoping they continue with the tightly-structured pacing and storytelling that the first movie gave us.


    • monkeyiron2-0 • 3 years ago

      @ghostman ikr DUDE EXCITIED


      • XxNickTheFilmCriticXx • 3 years ago

        Do we really need another one? The movie wasn't that good to begin with.


        • Dragon1991 • 3 years ago

          That was quick.


          • jasdjqs • 3 years ago

            good news, first movie was one of my favs, last year


            • comicbookfan • 3 years ago



              • mixlexic • 3 years ago

                Good, Really enjoyed Rise. Looking forward to the sequel


                • kingbrady • 3 years ago

                  you guys keep saying i hope Wyatt returns to direct, yet it actually says he is to direct


                  • frank-ball • 3 years ago

                    @bawnian-dexeus Maybe a little of both aka Conquest and Battle of the originals. Lets not forget in the original script of Battle it addresses the Forbidden Zone and due to budget all that was drop. It could have come full circle for Planet and Beneath. It's in one of the books on the making of. Anyways hope they bring back Wyatt, he knew what he had in his hands.


                    • ROFLitschristian • 3 years ago

                      Uhm, YES.


                      • instead8909 • 3 years ago

                        So looking forward to this sequel once it's done.

                        The older versions are good but they are out of sequence which I didn't care for but I did enjoy them. Is there a HD version of them, the first original film I have has a flaw at the end of the it, sound goes off and on.


                        • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

                          Wonder where they will start. Beginning of the viral apocalypse or the fallout


                          • mwheeler1324 • 3 years ago

                            Neighborhood Watch comedy, i want to see this movie. Saw the trailers before they stop showing them because of the Travon case going on in florida.


                            • artkid04 • 3 years ago

                              loved the movie, can't wait for the follow up


                              • felipe-11 • 3 years ago

                                Awesome! This was definitely my favorite film last year so I'm stoked! I hope Wyatt returns to direct.


                                • corey • 3 years ago

                                  An obvious thumbs up.


                                  • ghostman • 3 years ago

                                    @monkeyiron2-0 Hell yeah boi!!


                                    • brady1138 • 3 years ago

                                      STOKED!!!! Nobody expected the first to be a good film and then it turned out to be one of the best of the year. Being a life-long Planet of the Apes fan, this is a dream come true!


                                      • kashmanthillet • 3 years ago

                                        Good, because this movie was badass.


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