Twentieth Century Fox and director Matt Reeves are in the midst of prepping up for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, but it doesn't look like James Franco is going to be a part of it this time around. Here's what the actor had to say about it in a recent interview with MTV,
I was going to be a small part of the next one. There was a moment when Rupert Wyatt was going to direct the second one. A lot of the human characters that were in the first movie were dead in the sequel that Rupert was going to direct. But there was one scene, between Caesar and my character, maybe even just like on a video that was left behind, but then a lot of things happened, like [former Fox co-chairman] Tom Rothman who was a big part of the first movie, left. Now Rupert's not a part of it so I don't know. My guess is I won't be in it. Nobody's talked to me since Rupert left.
I sounds to me like Franco is out, it shouldn't really matter anyway as it sounds like his part in it wouldn't have been big anyway. I really enjoyed the first movie, it was a great film, and I hope Reeves will be able to make a sequel that's just as good or better. It will be released on May 23rd, 2014.