James Franco Reckons He Won’t Be In Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes star James Franco has told MTV he thinks it’s unlikely now he’ll be appearing in the sequel, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes.

That’s despite the last minute decision to change the ending of Rise: originally his character, Will Rodman, was to have been killed off. It seems that it was the departure of Rise’s director, Rupert Wyatt, from the sequel that changed his fate yet again.

“There was going to be a small part in the next one,” he says. “There was a moment when Rupert Wyatt was going to direct the second one. A lot of the human characters that were in the first movie were dead in the sequel that Rupert was going to direct. But there was one scene, between Caesar and my character, maybe even just like on a video that was left behind. But then a lot of things happened, like [former Fox co-chairman] Tom Rothman who was a big part of the first movie, left. Now Rupert’s not a part of it so I don’t know. My guess is I won’t be in it. Nobody’s talked to me since Rupert left.”

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