Now Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is currently on release in many markets across the globe, although us damn, dirty UK folks don’t get Matt Reeves’ movie until this coming Thursday. Still, from what happens in Dawn, it’s said that things in the franchise are now in a place where they could easily the present story to that of the 1968 original Apes movie. Some have even suggested that the next film could be a(nother) remake of the ’68 film. Speaking to CinemaBlend, director Reeves has been discussing this.
Reeves said, “I think some people assume that we’re going to get back to the ’68 film, like, next. And actually… no. People have asked me, ‘Isn’t it boring, because you know how it’s going to end?’ And I say that’s the best part about it. How do we get from here to there?”
He added, “It could be many movies. I think there are a lot of interesting stories that come, not only from Caesar, but from what comes after Caesar, his children, and his children’s children. What happens when humans return? All of those stories… it’s so rich. And I think that it’s so cool that we know how it ends without knowing how we get there. Because that becomes the fuel for these stories. So it’s not going to be next, for sure. We are going to take a while to get there.”
Sounds good to me.
In terms of what is next, Reeve has already signed on for a third movie in this relaunched Apes franchise; a film that is already scheduled for a 29th July, 2016 release.