'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes': Keri Russell Explains the FX Process in Exclusive DVD Clip — and Director Matt Reeves Talks About the Future of Caesar There have been eight Planet of the Apes movies, but the most exciting part of the story is yet to come, according to director Matt Reeves. Continuing from where Rise of the Planet of the Apes left off in 2011, the film boasts a dazzling level of technical achievement and some intriguing new characters – including a resilient doctor played by Keri Russell, who talks about the production process in our exclusive DVD clip (above). Reeves has signed on to direct the third installment in the Apes prequel trilogy, which concludes the journey of Caesar, the pioneering ape leader played by Andy Serkis. In this conversation with Yahoo Movies, the director answers our questions about Caesar’s future, Apes’ dearth of female characters, and the possibility of the prequels re-creating that Statue of Liberty scene. Russell as Ellie in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Kerri Russell talks in this clip about being the only woman on set.