Gary Oldman is busy out there talking up his latest film, RoboCop, and he delved deeper into what we can expect from his next film, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
Oldman plays a man trying to organize the human race after the flu practically wiped out the population. Meanwhile, those apes led by Caesar (Andy Serkis) are plotting their next move.
“He’s the sort of designated leader, if you will, of this community of those that were lucky enough to survive the simian flu, the disease, and then the ensuing social uprising from it,” Oldman said of his character.
What he told MTV next is kind of a spoiler… so read with caution.
“They’re sort of survivors. He was a police officer, so he’s more of the kind of elected leader of his group, and they need power. There’s a power station and some of my people go out to see if it’s operational, if it’s still out there. And then they discover that there’s a whole community of apes living there," Oldman said.
"We believed they were all completely fire-bombed and wiped out. He’s experienced a great loss, personally, and there’s only one answer for him and that’s to wipe them out. I see him as sort of the hero of the place.”
Want a refresher on what happened in the first film before you check out the sequel July 11? Watch Rise of the Planet of the Apes online!