Andy Serkis Says New Planet Of The Apes Movies Could Make Up To 5 Films

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This is the best possibly news that we've heard all year. The new Planet of the Apes franchise is allegedly supposed to stop after the next untitled film directed by Matt Reeves. But main character Andy Serkis asks, what if it didn't?


In an interview with MTV, Caesar himself, Andy Serkis just threw out a possible "What if this wasn't the end of the Apes franchise?" Thus setting our hearts afire! Here's the exact quote:

"It's very, very early in where we choose to drop anchor in the next film. It could be five years after the event, it could be the night after the events of where we left 'Dawn,' so it's very difficult to know where the story is going right at this moment because it's being written as we speak. I know that part of the desire for Matt [Reeves] to do this next movie is about continuing the enjoyment of seeing these apes evolve. So I don't think we're going to see a situation where we're jumping….It might be three films, It could be four. It could be five. Who knows? But the journey will continue. It might not necessarily be summarized or completely fulfilled in this next one. The point being, eventually we know that we're going to end up back at 'The Planet of the Apes,' but whether it's this film or not, I don't know."

Oh dear god, we sincerely hope they make five films. That would be 10 Apes movies! Either way, this by no means indicates it's going to happen, but Serkis is involved enough in these sort of talks that we can't believe he would make this vague statement without the sincere hope that it would become a reality. Or that it's at least being discussed. Look, all we're saying is all movies should be Apes movies.



Whoo! Curious if one of them will end up being a version of Beneath the Planet of the Apes. They will end the series by blowing up! Those maniacs!