Fox has recently made some huge announcements regarding the sequel to last year’s Rise of the Planet of The Apes, particularly its title and official release date. The title has been confirmed as “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” and the official release date given is May 23, 2014, which is exactly Memorial Day in the US. Rupert Wyatt will return as director, as Ceasar continues to cement his species’ ascension to power.
“You could start this story again eight years from where we left off,” said Wyatt when asked about potential ideas for the sequel. “The next generation of apes, those that have come from our protagonists, perhaps going in to a conflict with humans and showing real fear, in the same way as going into war for young soldiers in this day and age, telling their story.”
“Or how apes are taking over cities,” he continues, “and being moved into human environments and having to interact with them and deal with things that are part of our culture and understand and evolve through them.”