The Rise of The Planet of The Apes was a shocking blockbuster hit last summer. With the reputation Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes (2001) left on the world of cinema and the historical run of the originals, the prequel was predicted to be somewhat of a flop in certain areas, however it proved us all so very wrong. Turns out, it was an awesome concept and can go down as one of the successful prequels, with a sweet cliffhanger which left the franchise very open for expected sequels.

So we now know how the Apes became so intelligent, including the abilty to speak a word or two, but yet it didn’t explain exactly how they took over the planet. Without spoiling it for those who may not have seen it yet, it can be said that the ending of The Rise of the Planet of The Apes surely had a sequel written all over it. With this in mind, the green light has been lit. Yes, it has been confirmed that there will be a sequel. Aiming for a late 2013/2014 release, we can take a wild guess as to where the plot will be going.

It has not been confirmed whether or not Director Rupert Wyatt will be sticking around for the sequel but he has expressed his interest in returning for a double wammy. Andy Serkis on the other hand has put pen to paper but filming will obviously be around his schedule for The Hobbit. That Sméagol fella is just too demanding!

From the moment the credits started rolling, I had been looking forward to this… thank goodness I won’t have to wait too long. Apes are go!