Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes sequel arriving next year?

The apes will rise in 2013, it seems, as Fox confirms that it’s looking to film its Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes sequel this year…

Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes

Summer 2011 gave us a far better than usual collection of good blockbusters, with the likes of Thor, X-Men: First Class, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2, Captain America and Fast Five all winning decent levels of acclaim.

The real surprise, though, was Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, a film that not too many of us were expecting a great deal of. Turns out, the movie was terrific, and had Fox a deserved hit at the end of the summer.

Fairly quickly after Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes was released, talk of a next movie began, and the general feeling was that a further Apes film would be commissioned. At the CinemaCon convention in Las Vegas this week, the co-chairman of Fox Filmed Entertainment, Tom Rothman, confirmed that an Apes sequel was one of the films that the studio was set to film this year.

When production starts exactly will obviously affect when in the release schedule the studio positions the film. If it wants the movie for a summer 2013 release, then it’ll want cameras rolling by the autumn at the very latest, It may yet push the movie towards the end of 2013’s release roster, though.

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Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes director Rupert Wyatt has already expressed his interest in coming back for another film, although no official announcement of his involvement has yet been made.

When we have more concrete news, we’ll bring it your way. Our prediction for the sequel’s name? Return Of The Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes. We’ll get our own coat…

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