Hail Caesar! Hey Planet of the Apes fans! We all know that a third installment of the Planet of the Apes franchise is due to hit theatres on July 26, 2016. Personally I am so excited, since this is one of my favorite franchises so far. I had previously written an article about Koba’s (Toby Kebbell) apparent return in the third film; which you can read here. But it looks like the third film won’t be the last! To me, that is not so surprising. Because they haven’t even gotten close to the Planet of the Apes stage yet. But an argument can also be made that you wouldn’t need to do that since we know where it’s going to end up. But it looks like Director Matt Reeves ([Dawn of the Planet of the Apes](movie:322904), Planet of the Apes 3) and the rest of 20th Century Fox might want to tell the entire story of that journey.
Andy Serkis (Caesar) recently spoke to MTV about why he is enthusiastic about telling more stories and why he thinks three films might not be enough to tell the Apes' story. Here is what he had to say about the matter.
“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. 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.”
I think this is awesome news! But, what do you guys think about Serkis’s comments? Do you want to see more films after the three? Or do you think that three prequel stories are enough?
Whatever it is that you think comment below and let me know!