‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Star Gary Oldman Joins ‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’ Cast

The Dark Knight Rises‘ Commissioner Gordon (Gary Oldman) is set to take on a whole new role in the upcoming Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Gary Oldman has signed on as the newest cast member to the sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

As bits and pieces of information about the plot of the second film filter out, the cast is slowly but surely filling up. James Franco has been confirmed as not returning to the sequel after starring in this first movie. Franco’s character was an Alzheimers scientist who’s serum basically lead to the ape uprising.

Jason Clarke, who burst onto the Hollywood scene with his performance in Zero Dark Thirty has been confirmed as cast in a starring role in the second movie in the Planet of the Apes reboot.

The Dark Knight Rises star, Gary Oldman has now been confirmed by Fan Carpet as another member of the growing list of cast members. Oldman starred in all three Batman reboot films by Christopher Nolan. As James Gordon, we watched Oldman’s character go from a lowly and unliked police detective to the commissioner comic book fans know so well.

Andy Serkis, who has become something of a motion capture savant will also reprise his role as the first ape who gained super intelligence Caesar. Serkis is probably most well known for his recurring role as Gollum in the Lord of the Rings movies.

Digital Spy reports that the movie will be based about 15 years after the end of the first movie and super intelligent apes have driven the human race to the brink of extinction.

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While a resistance group (presumably aided by Oldman’s still unnamed character) tries to fight for survival, Caesar will be trying to keep order in the new Ape community.

The Dark Knight Rises star has been busy of late as Oldman made an appearance in Lawless and will appear in the Robocop reboot. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes will begin filming in the spring and is set for a May 23, 2014 release.