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And the Rise of the Planet of the Apes sequel talk begins

08.09.2011

I thought that despite its mouthful of a title, RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES was not only a fantastic film, but a pretty sleek prequel that transitioned nicely into the events of the original.

But unfortunately, it was cursed with the scourge of actually being successful, meaning that a sequel to the prequel (which would be another prequel) is in fact being discussed. Director Rupert Wyatt had a few ideas that he decided to share with Bleeding Cool:

"The ideas I’ve had are all sorts of things, ranging from Full Metal Jacket with apes… you could start this story again eight years from where we left off, the next generation of apes, those that have come from our protagonists, perhaps going in to a conflict with humans and showing real fear, in the same way as going into war for young soldiers in this day and age, telling their story. Or how apes are taking over cities, and being moved into human environments and having to interact with them and deal with things that are part of our culture and understand and evolve through them. Spies that are in the employ of the apes, working against humans and humans maybe existing underground, because that’s a way they can avoid the virus, coming up above ground wearing gas masks, and maybe that’s what dehumanises them."

Yeah that all sounds...pretty awful. Granted, I didn't think a PLANET OF THE APES prequel was necessary or a good idea, and this proved me wrong, but yeah, this just seems like an awkward transition movie that doesn't need to exist.

Just because a movie was great, doesn't automatically means it needs a sequel. But for as much as I've said that recently, I might as well be relaying that message to a wall.

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Extra Tidbit: For the record, I support Andy Serkis' mo-cap based Oscar nom. Acting with all that crap all over you and giving a convincing performance is quite a feat.
Source: Bleeding Cool

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7:01PM on 08/11/2011
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5:36PM on 08/11/2011
I really want to see what comes next and I really want it to be just as good as this one cuz this one was great.
I really want to see what comes next and I really want it to be just as good as this one cuz this one was great.
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8:38AM on 08/10/2011
Really need to check this movie out.
Really need to check this movie out.
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7:41AM on 08/10/2011
Rise of the Planet of the Apes was cool because it was basically a gangster/prison movie. sheltered kid goes to jail, learns the ways of the criminal, becomes the gang leader.

I hope the sequel plays more off the virus angle. maybe an adaptation of a zombie movie. only people are dying and apes are rampaging.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes was cool because it was basically a gangster/prison movie. sheltered kid goes to jail, learns the ways of the criminal, becomes the gang leader.

I hope the sequel plays more off the virus angle. maybe an adaptation of a zombie movie. only people are dying and apes are rampaging.
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3:33AM on 08/10/2011
The new Apes screams of sequel, and I can't wait! :) ..my only hope is they don't drive this franchise into the ground too soon, make a great sequel and I'll love me some more monkaaay!
The new Apes screams of sequel, and I can't wait! :) ..my only hope is they don't drive this franchise into the ground too soon, make a great sequel and I'll love me some more monkaaay!
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2:11AM on 08/10/2011

How about watching the end of the movie?

Kinda know what happens to humans.
Kinda know what happens to humans.
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8:23PM on 08/09/2011

The Sequel of the Rise of the Planet of the Apes

The title was already too long for no reason and it has done pretty well so far, just keep adding words!
The title was already too long for no reason and it has done pretty well so far, just keep adding words!
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8:05PM on 08/09/2011
Loved Rise, bring on the rest. I'd love to see apes destroying all electricity, phone lines and our general tech inferstructure with an apes vs humans war in full swing. Make sure the original cast returns too. Brian Cox as a revenge-fueled ape hunter would be cool, as would a scientific human movement led by Franco and Pinto. I would imagine that the effects of the ending shown during the credits will take quite some time, so people will still be around for a bit. And oh yeah, Oscar nod for
Loved Rise, bring on the rest. I'd love to see apes destroying all electricity, phone lines and our general tech inferstructure with an apes vs humans war in full swing. Make sure the original cast returns too. Brian Cox as a revenge-fueled ape hunter would be cool, as would a scientific human movement led by Franco and Pinto. I would imagine that the effects of the ending shown during the credits will take quite some time, so people will still be around for a bit. And oh yeah, Oscar nod for Serkis and supporting nom for Lithgow too.
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6:22PM on 08/09/2011

Need Rupert Wyatt

If Rupert Wyatt remains as a director for this sequel, then I'm sold.
If Rupert Wyatt remains as a director for this sequel, then I'm sold.
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6:09PM on 08/09/2011
I'm all for a sequel. The momment I left the theather after watching it I wanted to see what would happen next. That idea of "full metal apes" does sound interesting and I'm liking the idea.
I'm all for a sequel. The momment I left the theather after watching it I wanted to see what would happen next. That idea of "full metal apes" does sound interesting and I'm liking the idea.
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6:03PM on 08/09/2011
I am actually very okay with a sequel to this film. There are so many places the story can go after this one, many of which are interesting. The end of this film leaves us with two issues, one of which I won't name because it's a spoiler (and I will add that this article should have a minor spoiler alert in there, as that quoted bit does contain a minor spoiler to those that haven't seen the film yet, but obviously we have the apes who have a very real potential for taking over the planet.
I am actually very okay with a sequel to this film. There are so many places the story can go after this one, many of which are interesting. The end of this film leaves us with two issues, one of which I won't name because it's a spoiler (and I will add that this article should have a minor spoiler alert in there, as that quoted bit does contain a minor spoiler to those that haven't seen the film yet, but obviously we have the apes who have a very real potential for taking over the planet. Seeing how humanity falls and the apes rise would be very interesting. And I do mean beyond this film, which really didn't explain how the apes actually take over the planet.
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4:00PM on 08/09/2011

Trilogy

This should definitely be a prequel trilogy leading up to where the original and the remake take place, where the apes talk fluidly and run shit... I'm game to see how they eventually take over the planet.
This should definitely be a prequel trilogy leading up to where the original and the remake take place, where the apes talk fluidly and run shit... I'm game to see how they eventually take over the planet.
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5:33PM on 08/09/2011
They already did that with the 3rd, 4th, 5 th films of the original franchise.
They already did that with the 3rd, 4th, 5 th films of the original franchise.
3:50PM on 08/09/2011
Does anybody else think that this is a reboot of sorts rather than a prequel. I think it more of a reboot since they completely changed the reason and how the apes came to grow in power. Either way i am pumped for another film.
Does anybody else think that this is a reboot of sorts rather than a prequel. I think it more of a reboot since they completely changed the reason and how the apes came to grow in power. Either way i am pumped for another film.
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4:20PM on 08/09/2011
I've seen the original on a local broadcast. Waiting for the person who rented the "Beneath" installment at the video store. Just wanted to know if the TV show follow the original movies as well or do they change the origin story as well?
I've seen the original on a local broadcast. Waiting for the person who rented the "Beneath" installment at the video store. Just wanted to know if the TV show follow the original movies as well or do they change the origin story as well?
4:33PM on 08/09/2011
Video store??? Get Netflix! and I haven't seen the TV series so I can't answer your question. I only have seen the original five movie series and unfortunately Tim Burton's remake
Video store??? Get Netflix! and I haven't seen the TV series so I can't answer your question. I only have seen the original five movie series and unfortunately Tim Burton's remake
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3:26PM on 08/09/2011

Going ape crazy.

I'd love a sequel. Wyatt just gave a few rough ideals which will dramatically change by the time (if ever) gets into production. Who knows, Wyatt might not even be attached to the project by then. I just hope they don't screw it up negate any interest this movie sparked. It got a non-aper like me interested in the franchise where before I had none. Please just don't do a Apes vs. Aliens stinkfest of a film.
I'd love a sequel. Wyatt just gave a few rough ideals which will dramatically change by the time (if ever) gets into production. Who knows, Wyatt might not even be attached to the project by then. I just hope they don't screw it up negate any interest this movie sparked. It got a non-aper like me interested in the franchise where before I had none. Please just don't do a Apes vs. Aliens stinkfest of a film.
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2:19PM on 08/09/2011
I dont think that all sounds awful. Granted they are rough ideas on how to move forward some of those sound promising. The human spies are the only things that sound weird. I just cannot imagine the circumstances
I dont think that all sounds awful. Granted they are rough ideas on how to move forward some of those sound promising. The human spies are the only things that sound weird. I just cannot imagine the circumstances
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1:37PM on 08/09/2011
After watching Rise of the Planet of the Apes this past weekend, I can safely say that a sequel would be FANTASTIC as long as they did it responsibly and not in pursuit of more money. The recent, what I'd call RETELLING, of the period between Escape to Conquest of the Planet of the Apes was just amazinly done. If they were to do a sequel, here are my thoughts. There were many hints or I suppose easter eggs in the movie. One of which was the first Manned Mission to Mars on the television. This
After watching Rise of the Planet of the Apes this past weekend, I can safely say that a sequel would be FANTASTIC as long as they did it responsibly and not in pursuit of more money. The recent, what I'd call RETELLING, of the period between Escape to Conquest of the Planet of the Apes was just amazinly done. If they were to do a sequel, here are my thoughts. There were many hints or I suppose easter eggs in the movie. One of which was the first Manned Mission to Mars on the television. This could set up the sequel where those on the mission return home years later to find civilization overrun with Ape-Kind. This in itself would be the 'retelling' of the classic Planet of the Apes where astronauts return to earth, the only exception would be in this case they know it to be earth. Another thought would be, in the case of the sequel, those who survived could have been people suffering from Alzheimers. Now, here me out on this. In the movie those who were effected by the drug in gas form were those who did not have memory loss or lack of brain function. We know that the drug worked on Lithgow in liquid form but it was never given to him in gas form and was eventually fought off by antibodies. This could explain the lack of human kind on planet earth as those who suffered from a lack of brain function now function well but are slaves to the Apes due to the depletion in human kinds' numbers.
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11:43PM on 08/09/2011
lol the purpose of any sequel is to pursue more money.
lol the purpose of any sequel is to pursue more money.
1:18PM on 08/09/2011

I'm confused...

Originally I thought this was a prequel to the 1968 original. Then I was told from a number of sources that it was more of a reboot to a new series that they wanted to start. Well, which is it?

Same goes for X-Men: First Class, is that a prequel or a reboot?

Fuckin Hollywood, I swear...
Originally I thought this was a prequel to the 1968 original. Then I was told from a number of sources that it was more of a reboot to a new series that they wanted to start. Well, which is it?

Same goes for X-Men: First Class, is that a prequel or a reboot?

Fuckin Hollywood, I swear...
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1:28PM on 08/09/2011
its more of a retelling of a mix between Escape to Conquest of the Planet of the Apes
its more of a retelling of a mix between Escape to Conquest of the Planet of the Apes
2:07PM on 08/09/2011
I would say First Class was more of a reboot because the timeline and ages of characters just don't work with the original.
I would say First Class was more of a reboot because the timeline and ages of characters just don't work with the original.
9:37PM on 08/09/2011
Well as far as Rise of the Apes, it has already been stated that it is NOT a prequel but a reboot to the franchise, something the writer of this article should know!! So basically, the original 1960/70s Planet of the Apes series told that full story and the new movies will tell a similar yet different story...(but the 2001 version should be completely forgotten)

Now with X-Men, I don't think even FOX has any idea where, how and if First Class ties in to the other movies, thought it'd probably
Well as far as Rise of the Apes, it has already been stated that it is NOT a prequel but a reboot to the franchise, something the writer of this article should know!! So basically, the original 1960/70s Planet of the Apes series told that full story and the new movies will tell a similar yet different story...(but the 2001 version should be completely forgotten)

Now with X-Men, I don't think even FOX has any idea where, how and if First Class ties in to the other movies, thought it'd probably be better if it didn't.
7:39AM on 08/10/2011
@stabwest88. i think this is a reboot. there's already a planet of the apes movie (part 4 i think?) starring Caesar as the ape who leads the revolution against the humans in the 1970's.

@Dave3087 x-men is supposed to be a prequel. the timeline and ages do work with the original x-men movie. and the first scene is straight out of the original.
@stabwest88. i think this is a reboot. there's already a planet of the apes movie (part 4 i think?) starring Caesar as the ape who leads the revolution against the humans in the 1970's.

@Dave3087 x-men is supposed to be a prequel. the timeline and ages do work with the original x-men movie. and the first scene is straight out of the original.
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