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Before the 'Dawn': Concept Art Reveals the 'Planet of the Apes' Movie We Almost Got

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by Nick Romano July 14, 2014 12:51 PM
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While 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' ruled the box office this past weekend to the acclaim of many critics, audiences could've received a much different film. From our chat with director Matt Reeves, we learned that an initial story treatment included highly evolved versions of the ape tribe who could speak rather articulately. Now, new 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' concept art has hit the web, which seems to be along the lines of this earlier draft.

WookieeLeaks: 'Star Wars: Episode 7' Put on Hold, a Visit to the Set and Carrie Fisher's Daughter

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by Jacob Hall July 07, 2014 08:54 AM
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ScreenCrush’s WookieLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything 'Star Wars'! From 'Star Wars: Episode 7,' to the upcoming spinoffs and the TV shows, if it pertains to that long ago, far away galaxy, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert...

Details on the Secret Role Andy Serkis Will Play in 'Avengers 2'

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by Mike Sampson July 02, 2014 11:21 AM
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We've known for some time that Andy Serkis, mo-cap actor extraordinaire, was playing a consulting role on 'Avengers 2,' assisting both Mark Ruffalo and James Spader with their work on Hulk and Ultron, respectively. Recently there were some rumblings, however, that Serkis himself had a part in the film.

Andy Serkis Improvises a Conversation Between Gollum and Caesar the Ape on Conan

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by Kate Erbland June 26, 2014 11:40 AM
On last night's 'Conan,' host Conan O'Brien and Andy Serkis talked quite a bit about some of his best roles, which Serkis then gleefully imitated for the entire crowd. Ever wonder what it would sound like if Gollum and Caesar the ape had a chat? Wonder no more.

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Trailer: War Has Already Begun

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by Nick Romano June 18, 2014 10:28 PM
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The new 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' trailer has dropped in to preview the upcoming war between the highly evolved apes dominating Earth and the remaining shreds of mankind. Who will win out? Well, this is part of the prequel stories leading up to the original 'Planet of the Apes' movies, so ... you should already know the answer.

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' TV Spot: Fear the Impending War

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by Damon Houx June 11, 2014 07:27 PM
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The latest TV spot for 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' cleanly lays out what's happened since the last film, while also sets up expectations for the war to come. And we're excited. This summer started out a little weak, but the movies keep getting better, and we're hoping that trend continues as we can't wait to see this sequel to 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' next month.

Andy Serkis is Working on 'Avengers 2' Before He Starts on 'Star Wars: Episode 7'

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by Mike Sampson May 01, 2014 08:35 AM
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Just the other day, the 'Star Wars: Episode 7' cast was announced with one surprising name we hadn't heard rumored: mo-cap specialist Andy Serkis. The 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' and 'Lord of the Rings' actor will presumably be playing a new CGI 'Star Wars' character in the film, but before he starts on 'Episode 7' he'll be working on the other biggest movie of 2015: 'The Avengers 2'.

Everything You Need to Know About the New 'Star Wars: Episode 7' Cast

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by Jacob Hall April 29, 2014 01:55 PM
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It's happened: they've officially announced the cast of 'Star Wars: Episode 7.' We knew that original trilogy stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher would be returning to the roles that made their careers, but it's the new cast members that have us really excited. It's going to be nice to see Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Leia Organa reunited on the big screen, but it's going to be truly exciting to see what characters director J.J. Abrams will create from scratch.
The new cast members are a fantastic combo of established character actors, on-the-rise stars, living legends and complete unknowns. But, just in case you aren't familiar with them we've assembled a basic primer. Here's what you need to know about each of the new additions to the 'Star Wars' universe!

'Star Wars: Episode 7' Announces Cast, Original Stars Confirmed to Return

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by Mike Sampson April 29, 2014 11:49 AM
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'Star Wars: Episode 7' has finally announced its cast after a long process that has spanned months of speculation and rumors. The stars of the original trilogy - Mark Hamill, Harrison FordCarrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker - have finally been confirmed, and they'll be joined by newcomers to the franchise Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Max von Sydow, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Andy Serkis and Domhnall Gleeson.

'Planet of the Apes' Star Andy Serkis Sets Directorial Debut With 'The Jungle Book'

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by Nick Romano March 21, 2014 09:22 AM
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From being an ape, to leading them, to now directing them ...
Motion-capture master Andy Serkis, who famously portrayed intelligent ape Caesar in the prequel 'Planet of the Apes' movies and became Gollum for Peter Jackson's 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' trilogies, will step into the director's chair for Warner Bros.' rendition of 'The Jungle Book.'