I have yet to see Rise of the Planet of the Apes, nor do I think I ever will. I hear it’s surprisingly great for a reboot, but the whole humans are dicks and apes will rise thing doesn’t appeal to me. I’m about as interested in watching one of those Sarah Mclachlan ASPCA commercials. oh gawd how I scurry to the remote when that “Angel” song comes on.
Anyway, The box office numbers are looking good and a sequel is likely.
Director Rupert Wyatt recently revealed some ideas on which direction the sequel could go:
“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.”
Consider me biased, but I’m not sure it even needs a sequel other than to explain how billions of humans with guns get owed by smart monkeys with sticks that lead to a wasteland earth.