Matt Reeves Confirms James Franco's Cameo in DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

By Amirose Eisenbach April 21, 2014

The highly anticipated release of Matt Reeves' sequel "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" is only months away now. Many fans wondered if James Franco, who starred in the first film, would be making an appearance. His character was a pivotal component of the events of the film. So inquiring minds want to know why we've been seeing Gary Oldman, Keri Russell and other names as starring, without any mention of Franco's.

Now it appears we have a bit more context to the situation. This past weekend at WonderCon, directed Reeves did confirm that Franco's character would be making a cameo in the film. Do you think someone should have told Franco that however, as he apparently has no knowledge of this.

"Wait, I have a cameo? I didn’t know that," said Franco to Entertainment Weekly. "You know, I don’t even think they asked my permission to do that."

There appears to be some seriously crossed signals here. One would think it's pretty important to get an actor's consent to appear in a film. Perhaps it's just a big misunderstanding, but only time will tell.

We know that the sequel takes place several years after the first. Franco's character Will Rodman has reportedly been wiped out by a virulent plague along with most of humanity, so I'm sure his cameo will just be flashbacks anyway.

What do you make of this situation? Let us know in the comments section below!

Source: IndieWire

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