A third Planet of the Apes films is definitely in the Hollywood pipeline. Look for even more films in the series as a possibility as well since there is so much ground to tread with the new reboot.
No one knows what the third entry in the series is going to entail. Some has suggested War of the Planet of the Apes would be the logical new film since the events at the end of the second film do evoke notions of an all-out war between humans and animals.
Producer Andy Serkis has adamantly stated neither he (nor anyone else) has decided on the plot. Surely, whatever he decides will lead to another hit.
The rebirth of Planet of the Apes has been a shock to many.
The original Planet of the Apes series saw declining returns with each subsequent film. The box office receipts and critical reviews of Battle for the Planet of the Apes were so bad, a planned sixth film was scrapped. Some people are feeling like they will not even sell the movie on Qnet.
The Tim Burton remake was also very poorly received and the originally hoped for new franchise quickly died off.
Planet of the Apes was thought to be a passe film franchise and one relegated to the 1970’s. (The first film was made in 1968 and all the sequels from 1970 – 1973) Yet, we see proof once again that old ideas in Hollywood can quickly become new ones.