News — February 28, 2013 at 4:46 pm



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The huge surprise from a year ago (I guess technically two years now – it was a 2011 release), Rise of the Planet of the Apes has had lots in the way of rumors about casting for the sequel, due out in May 2014. Recent reports have put Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty) and Kodi Smit-McPhee (voice of the title character in ParaNorman) in the lead roles.

Today, Coming Soon broke the news that none other than Gary Oldman will be leading the charge at a human colony in the sequel. Yep. Commissioner Gordon himself!

The plot summary for the sequel shows that the action is set 15 years after the events of Rise of the Planet of the Apes and finds most of humanity wiped out and the intelligent apes ruling over the world. Part of the film’s focus is said to be on a small group of San Francisco-based scientists that are forming a resistance against the apes and part follows Andy Serkis’ Caesar as he, like his namesake, tries to maintain order and power within his new civilization.

Oldman will presumably be one of those scientists – who cares, though, really? It’s awesome that they’re making a new Apes film since the first was fantastic and it’s even more awesome that Oldman is going to be a part of it.
How does this rub you? Excited to upgrade from James Franco to Gary Oldman? (Nod your head!)


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