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Matt Reeves Reveals Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Sequel Details

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created 07/15/2014 - 3:48pm, updated 07/15/2014 - 3:49pm

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Fox has already greenlight a sequel to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, which will see Matt Reeves return to direct and write the third film in the new franchise.

Matt Reeves offered details about the planned sequel to io9, and where they can go from what took place at the end of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

Spoilers follow for those that haven't seen Dawn just yet.

Matt Reeves says the beginning of the Ape religion will be an aspect to the sequel.

[Caesar] becomes a very mythic character. And he's the Caesar that shall begin other Caesars. Given that we know the ending of the story and we know that Caesar has these ties to humans and to apes, and that everything gets really turned upside down by the world of the '68 film…

The question is how do we get there? And this then becomes a generational story. A story of not only Caesar and his family, but his children and how this story continues down that path. How Caesar becomes the first, truly mythic god-like character for the apes. He's very seminal figure for the apes. The idea, the objective for the story was to being the beginning of that mythic status for him. He goes from being a kind of revolutionary to a kind of leader to a mythic god.

Reeves also offered the following regarding where the Ape culture is heading next.

[Caesar] really came to believe that apes were better than humans. And would not suffer a similar fate.

The big revelation for him in a very "through the looking glass" science fiction way was just how human the apes are. They came to realize what their limitations where their failing their ability to lose control. To sort of lose their ability to resist violence.. Caesar's constantly struggling against his violent impulses.

Now we start to go into this place where self preservation starts to be the order of the day. He knows there's no going back.

He's got pulls in both worlds, this is going to be a very painful journey for him, and for the apes.

"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" is currently in theaters.

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