Oct 17, 2016 11:01 AM EDT

Planet of the Apes Third Sequel official release announce; marks trilogy?

By Georgette

The upcoming sequel of the movie franchise will be directed by Matt Reeves, who has directed the second sequel, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

In an interview with MTV last year, author Andy Serkis hints on 20th Century Fox's vision of the series would have a fourth and even fifth sequel.

"It's very, very early in where we choose to drop anchor in the next film. It could be five years after the event, it could be the night after the events of where we left 'Dawn,' so it's very difficult to know where the story is going right at this moment. I know that part of the desire for Matt [Reeves] to do this next movie is about continuing the enjoyment of seeing these apes evolve.

"So I don't think we're going to see a situation where we're jumping....It might be three films, It could be four. It could be five. Who knows? But the journey will continue. It might not necessarily be summarized or completely fulfilled in this next one. The point being, eventually we know that we're going to end up back at 'The Planet of the Apes,' but whether it's this film or not, I don't know."

Slashfilm, however, reported that there would be more stories to tell after director Matt Reeves and producer Dylan Clark revealed that they "absolutely have ideas about where it goes."

When asked on how the trilogy will go, "All of those things give us a chance to explore human nature and do it in a way that is really fun. 'Cause these are all, frankly, totally new stories. We're not doing any stories that were done."

Be it a trilogy or not, it will surely all depend on the results both critically or financially on its official release on July 13, 2017.

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