James Franco played the scientist in Rise of the Planet of the Apes, but sometime between that movie and its sequel, his Dr. Will Rodman dies. The rumor was that Franco wouldn't be in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, but it looks like he'll make a cameo after all.

 At WonderCon this weekend, director Matt Reeves confirmed that the multi-hyphenate will reprise his role, albeit briefly. He didn't spill exactly how we'll see Dr. Rodman, but Reeves said he's an important reminder for Andy Serkis' ape, Ceasar. 

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes hits theaters July 11.

[via CinemaBlend]