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Concept art reveals unused, throwback ending for Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Nov 14, 2014

The 2011 semi-reboot Rise of the Planet of the Apes was one heck of a good movie. But, the unused ending could’ve made it an excellent bookend to tie into the original 1960s and 1970s films.

See how we lost the world in revealing new clip from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Jun 13, 2014

If you were wondering exactly how things went from a few rogue apes to a full-on ape revolution in the upcoming Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, we have the answer.

Rumor of the Day: Apes reboot sequel has just lost its director
Dec 17, 2012

After giving us all a very, very pleasant surprise with Rise of the Planet of the Apes last summer, director Rupert Wyatt seemed poised to deliver us an equally awesome sequel. But now it seems that could all be slipping away, because rumor has it Wyatt's leaving the flick.

Looks like (thanks to Apes) Jurassic Park 4 may finally happen
Dec 17, 2012

Rumors of a fourth installment in Steven Spielberg's hit dino franchise Jurassic Park have swirled for years, but now it seems the project is finally getting off the ground—and they've hired some reboot maestros to make it happen.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes director shares his sequel plans
Dec 16, 2012

Rise of the Planet of the Apes was successful and acclaimed enough to definitely merit a sequel, and director Rupert Wyatt (like us) is excited about where the rejuvenated franchise will go next. In fact, he's so excited about the future of the apes that he left some clues in Rise's DVD and Blu-Ray commentary track.

Will all the apes in Rise of the Planet of the Apes 2 talk?
Dec 16, 2012

Given what we know about the Planet of the Apes saga—and that, eventually, the ape society is full of a bunch of chatty Cathys—it only makes sense that the sequel to this past summer's surprise hit would start connecting the dots from Ceasar's mostly mute clan to the future. Right?

Check out the moving ad Fox hopes will get Andy Serkis an Oscar
Dec 16, 2012

20th Century Fox is ramping up its Oscar attack by releasing a new campaign ad trumpeting Serkis' Caesar performance in Rise of the Planet of the Apes. With sentimental strings underscoring behind-the-scenes shots, Fox hopes hearts will be stirred and Academy voters will be swayed. Will it work? Grab a hanky and watch.

Look who likes Rise of the Planet of the Apes: PETA!
Dec 15, 2012

If the Apes prequel is about how humanity deserved to be replaced as the dominant species by a race of sentient primates, is it any surprise that PETA would be on board? Oh, all right. It probably has something to do with animals not being tortured during filming, too.

How Rises messes with Apes canon (and 3 ways we can fix it all)
Dec 15, 2012

Rise of the Planet of the Apes seemingly contradicts the accepted Planet of the Apes canon. The 1968 Planet of the Apes, loosely based upon Pierre Boulle's 1963 satirical novel, spawned four sequels, a disappointing Tim Burton-helmed remake/re-imagining/relaunch/whatever-you-dub-this-garabage, a short lived TV show, an animated series and a multitude of comics from a variety of publishers.

Apes director says he's 'got plenty of ideas' for a sequel
Dec 15, 2012

Now that Rise of the Planet of the Apes is a smash hit, talk is turning to a sequel. And the first person to bring it up is the film's director.

POLL: Does Andy Serkis deserve an Oscar nomination for Apes?
Dec 15, 2012

Andy Serkis thinks it's about time the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognized that a performance-capture role IS acting. But what...

How James Franco almost died during Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Dec 15, 2012

Rise of the Planet of the Apes wound up being one of the more pleasant sci-fi surprises at the movies this year, but it almost had one more surprise that might not have gone over so well. According to a Twentieth Century Fox executive, star James Franco's character Will Rodman almost didn't live to see the end of the flick.

Andy Serkis seals 7-figure deal to return for Apes sequel
Dec 15, 2012

All hail Caesar ... and his fat wallet. Andy Serkis will be swinging back to cinema after signing a seven-figure deal to reprise his role from Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

Why is James Franco dissing Rise of The Planet of the Apes?
Dec 15, 2012

James Franco is known for trying pretty much everything—which includes writing short stories, teaching at NYU, appearing on General Hospital and hosting the Oscars. Now it looks like he's trying something new—badmouthing his upcoming movie Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes.