Even before Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was released in theaters, a third movie was being planned as 20th Century Fox promised to present Caesar's story as a trilogy. Now, speaking with MTV, Andy Serkis teases that the rebooted series could expend past that, becoming four, or maybe even five movies.
Right now, Andy Serkis can't say too much about the next sequel, as a script hasn't been finalized. According to the actor, he doesn't yet know how far along Planet of the Apes 3 will pick up after the events seen in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
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 about continuing the enjoyment of seeing these apes evolve."
About how long this version of the franchise may run, Andy Serkis reveals that we could be getting more 'Ape' then we ever bargained for:
"It might be three films. It could be four. It could be five. Who knows? 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."
So, the end goal is reaching the events seen in the original 1968 Planet of the Apes. It seems the Apes will have to do a lot of evolving to get to that point. How many more sequels are you prepared for?