Wyatt Sheds Light on Apes Sequel

Posted on August 9, 2011
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Once this weekends major hit, Rise of the Planet of the Apes ended, everyone knew a sequel should be the next logical step.

And anyone with half a brain, and some eyes would be in favor of just that happening.

In my review of the film, I dubbed it the best film thus far of the year, so naturally and thanks to the box office numbers, director Rupert Wyatt is hinting that way.

Wyatt has started sharing some info about a possible sequel and what other ideas are floating around.

Here is what Wyatt had to say…

“There’s so much we could do… 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.”

The underground aspect could work, but if you have seen the film, and stayed after the credits, we saw that the next location is New York, so unless the take over begins there, they would have to pick up the story in a different way for the “humans living underground” story line to work.

Then again this would in a way pay homage to the second film in the original series called Beneath the Planet of the Apes, which featured mutated people that lived underground.

Many people have already expressed their desire to see James Franco and Freida Pinto back if a sequel does take place, along with Caesar, of course. The audience is now emotionally intertwined.

Thoughts on what Wyatt had to say?