Did anyone ever think we’d see a prequel series for The Planet of the Apes do so well both critically and commercially? When I first heard Fox was making a prequel, I rolled my eyes while visions of Tim Burton’s failed reboot danced in my head. And then, Rise of the Planet of the Apes came out and it blew everyone away.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes up’ed the ante showing us a world on the brink of human extinction while the ape population learned to work together in order to increase their numbers and survive. Andy Serkis’ brilliant portrayal of Caesar anchored both movies and Matt Reeves direction steered the second movie into confidant waters. Fox and these shepherds that tell the story managed to keep the story tense and the audience invested. Though we know how the story will ultimately end, I have to hand it to everyone involved in the prequels - this Planet of the Apes prequel trilogy is shaping up to be one of the very best new sci-fi series ever put on film.
So you can imagine how excited I am for the second sequel and, possibly, last movie in the trilogy – War for the Planet of the Apes. Thanks to a tweet from director Matt Reeves, we have a new logo for the movie along with the news that we’ll be getting a possible look at the film this Sunday during The Walking Dead.
The main cast is back, along with newcomer Woody Harrelson (perfect!) and Matt Reeves is, obviously, back in the director’s chair. No word yet on the fate of Toby Kebbell’s Koba, as last we saw in Dawn, he took a bad spill off a building after fighting Caesar. But a theory of mine has Koba alive and coming back to the series. Why wouldn’t he? The relationship between his character and Serkis’ Caesar was a major part of the second movie. I would love to see more if the story dictates such a development.
And though this news or logo isn’t earth shattering, the thought of a new teaser being shown on Sunday’s The Walking Dead has me very excited.
Nice move BTW, Fox. With the fans of The Walking Dead impatiently waiting for a resolution regarding the fate of Glenn, it is a brilliant marketing move to start up the hype machine that is War for the Planet of the Apes with a ton of eyes locked on their tv screens. Hopefully we’ll be getting a sneak peek at War and a clear answer about Glenn. Crossing fingers.
The Walking Dead airs Sundays on AMC.
War for the Planet of the Apes hits theaters July 14th, 2017 – which is WAY TOO LONG to have to wait.
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