Rise of the Planet of the Apes was successful and acclaimed enough to definitely merit a sequel, and director Rupert Wyatt (like us) is excited about where the rejuvenated franchise will go next. In fact, he’s so excited about the future of the apes that he left some clues in Rise’s DVD and Blu-ray commentary track.
Wyatt seems particularly fascinated by how the character of Koba—the scarred ape with a bad attitude played with motion capture by Christopher Gordon—will figure in the future of the newly free apes. Calling Koba the “bad apple,” Wyatt said that the character will likely become the “counterpart” to Caesar, the lead ape played by Andy Serkis that becomes de facto leader of a revolution:
“I’m really excited about what’s to come in terms of the relationship between Koba and Caesar, because they’re two such different individuals and they’re going to perhaps need each other. There’s going to be some sort of uneasy truce in the future that I think is necessary, I guess, for the conflict that is going to come.”