With Dawn of the Planet of the Apes doing so well financially and critically, we’re already thinking about the next one.. and wondering if we’ll see that world that was first introduced on film in the classic Charlton Heston original… or are there more tales of the first Caesar to be told?
Well, director Matt Reeves, talking to The Playlist via Darkhorizons, confirms that he is already booked to direct the third movie and it looks like there are plans in motion for where it will go: “I don’t necessarily think that there will be as big a leap between films. I see Caesar as a seminal figure in ape history and he’s a mythic character.
“He’s essentially like their Moses and I think Caesar having to grapple with what it means to engage in this conflict that he doesn’t really want to be a part of and how that cuts at his core is going to be one of the great challenges for the character.
“I also think it’s a generational story. He has children and I think it’s going to be… to me there are many chapters of this mythic ape journey towards the original 1968 movie.”
So, what do you think? Are you glad Reeves is returning? Are you tired of the near-future stories yet? Do you want to see the apocalyptic future of the original movies already?
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