they never planed for a sequel. for this film.
Yeah, it was certainly an interesting way to go making Brent part of a rescue mission - given Charlton Heston very clearly stated it was a known one way mission in the first film...
Still, given the new films, perhaps we can pretend that they were on a rescue mission for the Icarus launched in Rise of the Planet of the Apes instead 😉
That's what I thought the news coverage was about saying it disappeared. My problem was of these mutants had powers why not liberate humanity instead of standing by.