‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ Sequel Moves Forward at Fox

Fox executive Tom Rothman also revealed that ‘The Wolverine’ will begin shooting in August.

Fox announces a Rise of the Planet of the Apes sequel at CinemaCon
Fox announces a Rise of the Planet of the Apes sequel at CinemaCon
It was 20th Century Fox's turn to hit the stage at CinemaCon 2012 today, with the studio rolling out footage from Prometheus, Life of Pi, Neighborhood Watch, and other titles. Fox Filmed Entertainment CEO Tom Rothman also announced that the Untitled Rise of the Planet of the Apes Sequel is definitely happening.

We reported back in November that Andy Serkis, who portrayed the ape Caesar through motion capture technology, has actually signed on for two sequels. It isn't known if Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt will return for the sequel, although we reported last August that he has several ideas brewing for the follow-up.

In related Fox news, the studio announced The Wolverine will begin shooting in August, with James Mangold directing from a screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie and Mark Bomback. Ben Stiller's The Secret Life of Walter Mitty will also go into production sometime this year.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was released July 11th, 2014 and stars Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Kirk Acevedo, Nick Thurston. The film is directed by Matt Reeves.

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  1. Josh

    Great. The first movie was a welcome surprise, so I'm excited to see where they take this story next, and hoping they continue with the tightly-structured pacing and storytelling that the first movie gave us.

    3 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  2. Monkeyiron 2.0

    @ghostman ikr DUDE EXCITIED

    3 years agoby @monkeyiron2-0Flag

  3. Nicholaus XX

    Do we really need another one? The movie wasn't that good to begin with.

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  4. Dragon1991

    That was quick.

    3 years agoby @Dragon1991Flag

  5. jasdjqs

    good news, first movie was one of my favs, last year

    3 years agoby @jasdjqsFlag

  6. CBF


    3 years agoby @comicbookfanFlag

  7. Mixlexic

    Good, Really enjoyed Rise. Looking forward to the sequel

    3 years agoby @mixlexicFlag

  8. kingbrady

    you guys keep saying i hope Wyatt returns to direct, yet it actually says he is to direct

    3 years agoby @kingbradyFlag

  9. Furankisan

    @bawnian-dexeus Maybe a little of both aka Conquest and Battle of the originals. Lets not forget in the original script of Battle it addresses the Forbidden Zone and due to budget all that was drop. It could have come full circle for Planet and Beneath. It's in one of the books on the making of. Anyways hope they bring back Wyatt, he knew what he had in his hands.

    3 years agoby @frank-ballFlag

  10. WongFu

    So looking forward to this sequel once it's done.
    The older versions are good but they are out of sequence which I didn't care for but I did enjoy them. Is there a HD version of them, the first original film I have has a flaw at the end of the it, sound goes off and on.

    3 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  11. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Wonder where they will start. Beginning of the viral apocalypse or the fallout

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  12. Mwheeler1324

    Neighborhood Watch comedy, i want to see this movie. Saw the trailers before they stop showing them because of the Travon case going on in florida.

    3 years agoby @mwheeler1324Flag

  13. artkid04

    loved the movie, can't wait for the follow up

    3 years agoby @artkid04Flag

  14. Replicant

    Awesome! This was definitely my favorite film last year so I'm stoked! I hope Wyatt returns to direct.

    3 years agoby @felipe-11Flag

  15. Corey W.

    An obvious thumbs up.

    3 years agoby @coreyFlag

  16. Ghostman

    @monkeyiron2-0 Hell yeah boi!!

    3 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  17. LuxoIII

    STOKED!!!! Nobody expected the first to be a good film and then it turned out to be one of the best of the year. Being a life-long Planet of the Apes fan, this is a dream come true!

    3 years agoby @brady1138Flag

  18. Kashmanthillet

    Good, because this movie was badass.

    3 years agoby @kashmanthilletFlag

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