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Oldman joins Apes sequel

March 1st, 2013 by Marc Comments

Gary Oldman has joined Matt Reeves’ Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

The English actor, last seen in John Hillcoat’s Lawless and Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, joins the already confirmed Jason Clarke and Kodi Smit-McPhee.

It is expected that he will play Dreyfus, the leader of a human colony in the sequel.

The Mark Bomback script takes place 15 years after the events of Rise of the Planet of the Apes and finds humanity all but wiped out by the race of super-intelligent apes.

Part of the story centers on a group of scientists in San Francisco who are mounting a resistance against their new oppressors while Caesar (Andy Serkis) struggles to maintain dominance over his kingdom.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is due out on May 23, 2014.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….