VIP GIFT INCLUDED $20 SHUTTERFLY CREDIT*

with any ticket purchase.

Don't forget to join during checkout - it's free!

LIMITED TIME. SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY. TERMS APPLY.

VIP GIFT INCLUDED
$20 SHUTTERFLY CREDIT*

Not a member? Join now or during checkout - it's free!

Offer is valid from 9:00 AM PT February 1, 2016 through 9:00 a.m. PT on February 16, 2016, while supplies last. Purchase must be made with a Fandango VIP account. Fandango VIP is free to join. Offer valid in the US only to residents 18 years of age or older. Each Fandango VIP ticket purchaser will receive a post-purchase email good for one (1) code redeemable for one (1) Shutterfly code for $20 off one (1) qualifying merchandise order of $20 or more (after any other applicable discounts and before taxes, shipping and handling) through shutterfly.com. Offer cannot be redeemed more than once per account and/or billing address. This particular offer code can only be redeemed once. Taxes, shipping and handling will apply. Not valid on prepaid plans, gift certificates, videograms, cards sent using mailing services, prior purchases, orders placed for in-store pick up, purchases made on the Shutterfly iPhone, iPad and Android apps or Shutterfly Pro Galleries. Valid for the intended recipient only. Cannot be redeemed for cash or combined with other offers or credits. Not valid for resale. Shutterfly code expires March 31, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. PT. This is a promotional code and is not to be shared and will not be replaced if lost or stolen. Requires shutterfly.com account. Terms and Privacy Policy apply, see http://www.shutterfly.com/epromo. Additional terms may apply. Void where prohibited.

Superhero Movies News

Can Fox's 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Survive Under a New Director?

 

Reports have been circulating around the Web claiming that Rupert Wyatt, director of the surprise hit Rise of the Planet of the Apes, has walked away from the chance to direct the sequel, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
 
The reason given in a Deadline story is that Wyatt – much like Hunger Games director Gary Ross – did not want to rush to meet a studio-mandated release date. 20th Century Fox wants Dawn in theaters on May 23, 2014. 
 
Fox has not confirmed Wyatt’s decision yet. But Internet scribes took to the Web to comment on his possible exit. 
 
“It may be a tight turnaround to make the release date of May 23, 2014, but that's still possible,” said HitFix’s Drew McWeeny. “Certainly, release-date filmmaking is a bit of a nightmare.  But even so, I've heard that the script is good and the premise is strong this time, and Andy Serkis is returning for the sequel, so he'll have his Caesar to rely on again. … If I were Wyatt's reps, I'd be pushing him very hard right now to reconsider, and if he does end up leaving, I'd pick that next project very, very carefully.”
 
Devin Faraci of BadassDigest adds, “I'm not going to get too worked up about it; the first film did well enough that a post-Rothman Fox could very well find a new director who will do a bang-up job.”
 
And it’s hard not to agree. While I’d agree that Wyatt did a fine job on the surprisingly captivating Rise, most left praising the digital-effects work of WETA and the mo-cap performance of Serkis (who some believed deserved Oscar consideration). And the Apes series has a long history of replacing directors from film to film over the years. Another substitution likely will not slow Dawn of the Planet of the Apes down so long as names like Serkis and WETA remain attached. 
 
It’s possible Wyatt returns, and Dawn stays on its fast track to the 2014 release date. The amount of silence following the first round of rumors has me believing that negotiations are taking place behind the scenes as we speak. 
 
But for now, tell us: Does it matter to you who directs Dawn of the Planet of the Apes so long as Serkis is back and WETA is handling the special effects? Share your thoughts below.  
 
Follow along on Twitter @Sean_OConnell and @Fandango
Like it? Share it:

Next Article by Derrick Deane

James Gunn Confirmed to Rewrite, Direct 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

James Gunn Confirmed to Rewrite, Direct 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

Send Me FanText

Thanks for signing up!

By entering your mobile number and clicking "Sign me up!" you consent to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and authorize Fandango and its service providers to deliver FanTexts and other promotional texts to your mobile phone using automated technology. Text marketing authorization is not required for any purchase from Fandango. Message and data rates may apply. We will not send more than 5 msgs/month. YOU CAN UNSUBSCRIBE AT ANY TIME BY TEXTING "STOP" TO "FNDGO" (36346).

×