In 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes directed by Rupert Wyatt, we saw how intelligently born Ape Caesar spread the ALZ-113 serum to give his kindred the gift of intelligence, while inadvertantly wiping out most of the human race with the serums side effect on humans AKA the Simian Flu. In this years Dawn of the Planet of the Apes directed by Matt Reeves, Caesar and his Ape kingdom have grown, and are on the verge of war with some of the remaining human survivors of the Simian Flu, the outcome of which will determine whom will become the Earth's dominant species. The sequel, which has already been confirmed for release July 29th 2016, with director Matt Reeves set to return as director and co-writer with Mark Bomback, is reportedly going to be called... Planet of the Apes...
This image, taken today at the 2014 Licensing Expo in Las Vegas, shows clearly that the next installment in the Caesar trilogy will share the same name as the 1968 original and Tim Burton's ill fated 2001 remake. Whether this means that the movie will be an actual remake of the original or not remains to be seen.
Though many are expecting, hoping Andy Serkis will return as Caesar, though likely an aged Caesar, it is highly likely the Icarus spacecraft teased in Rise of the Planet of the Apes returns to Earth to discover to birth of the Planet of the Apes. Of course this is mere speculation at this point, but it is highly unlikely the next instalment wont be a remake given its title.
Image courtesy of Coming Soon!
War for the Planet of the Apes July 14th, 2017
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Following the events of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Caesar, and his ape colony is embroiled in a battle with an army of humans. When the apes suffer heavy losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts as he resolves to avenge his kind. The battle pits Caesar against the humans' leader, a ruthless Colonel, in an encounter that will determine the fate of their species and Earth's future.
Directed by Matt Reeves, War for the Planet of the Apes's release date is July 14th, 2017.
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