Rise of the Planet of the Apes was the tenth most profitable movie of 2011 and given the franchise’s legacy, of course they’re planning a sequel. Just exactly how they’ll do it though, remains to be seen. Will they jump forward hundreds of years into the future when Apes have taken over, or will they continue to show man’s slow slip into being a second class species?
Whatever they do, Andy Serkis says they won’t make the apes bad guys.
Andy played Caesar in Rise and in a recent conversation with IGN he talked about the Apes’ team’s approach to bringing these creatures to life. When asked where the franchise will go next, he had this to say:
This was never a film saying that apes are good, humans are bad or apes are bad. It was always about the difficult gray areas of, you know, a species dominating a planet. I think that whereever it goes – and it is in its infancy in terms of where we are taking the story – it will certainly have conflict, and it will certainly have Caesar having to make decisions about managing his own kind and also the survivors of the virus, and making sure they can co-exist. I believe that’s where it is going.
Watch the full interview with Serkis embedded below…