Andy Serkis Talks Future of Rise of the Planet of the Apes


Now that we’re thick in awards season, Andy Serkis is getting a lot of buzz for his turn in Rise of the Planet of the Apes in which he provided the stunning motion capture work for the film’s primary chimp, Caesar.  And because he’s back in the spotlight for the film, there have been a lot of questions bandied about concerning the sequel which is currently being written.

The actor sat down for IGN and we transcribed what he said about the follow-up.

Here is what he had to say, followed by the full video interview:

“This was never a film saying Apes are good, humans are bad or apes are bad.  It was always about the difficult gray areas of a species dominating a planet.  I think where ever it goes – and it is in its infancy in terms of where we are taking the story – it will certainly have conflict and it will certainly have Caesar having to make decisions about managing his own kind and, also, the survivors of the virus and making sure they can co-exist.  I believe that’s where it is going.”