No one thought there would be a 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' sequel. Hell, no one wanted a 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' sequel -- at least, not to begin with. Back on Aug. 4, a day before the movie was released, the expectations weren't high; then, seemingly out of nowhere, the film turned into a critical darling and grossed almost half a billion dollars worldwide. Fast-forward to three months later and there's some not-so-surprising 'Apes' sequel updates. Deadline reports that Andy Serkis is close to signing a deal to reprise his role as Caesar the ape.