Fresh off “War for the Planet of the Apes,” Dean Redman has a full schedule ahead of him. The British-born actor is reprising his role as Major Kingston on the Disney series “MECH-X4,” will be back as celebrity host of the AnimeRevolution animation convention in Vancouver B.C., and is currently working on a sci-fi alien blockbuster that no doubt will excite audiences. Redman is known for epic films such as “Godzilla,” “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” “Tron: Legacy,” and “Warcraft.”
Colleen Bement: “War for the Planet of the Apes” truly wrapped up the trilogy. How do you think audiences will react?
Dean Redman: Audiences will react very positively to this third installment. This movie is about the circle of life and all the primal beats in between. I’m very excited for the film and what it has to offer to us in today’s world.
CB: Do you and your character Commanding Officer Stone share anything in common?
DR: Yes, any actor will share qualities with the characters they play. Stone and I share many qualities. Some good, maybe even some bad. I would say the two major similarities between Stone and I would be compassion and vulnerability. Like Stone, I would do anything to protect the existence of the human race if given the ultimatum.
CB: You have so many projects in the works. What can you share about upcoming projects that you have in the works?
DR: I’m currently working on a sci-fi alien blockbuster that I can’t name at this time, but it will be in theaters summer of 2018. I am also currently reprising my role as Major Kingston on the Disney series “MECH-X4”. This summer, I will also be returning as celebrity host of the AnimeRevolution animation convention in Vancouver B.C.
CB: When you happen to have some spare moments, how do you spend them?
DR: Reading has always been a charge and an escape for me. Strangely enough, I have also been taking photos of flowers as I have always been fascinated with them. Not the answer some people would expect from a guy like me.
1.) Favorite superhero:
DR: Iron Man. He’s a real person, who is vulnerable, has flaws, but ultimately cares about the common good. And I love that he’s got a cheeky sense of humor.
2.) Favorite sci-fi movie as a kid:
DR: “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.” It was very new and innovative at the time, and I enjoy the film’s clever utilization of music. It made the communication believable.