by: S. Scott Stanikmas
First we saw the Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Then we saw how far humanity fell in the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Now we may get to see an all-out war.
Collider is reporting that the next fil in the prequel saga will be titled War of the Planet of the Apes.
It’s not official yet, as nothing has come from FOX or director Matt Reeves, but this seems to be the next logical step. Ape leader Caesar warned that the actions at the end of the last film would lead to war between the apes and the humans. And the military was called in.
Whether the film picks up right after the conclusion of Dawn or sometime down the line has yet to be revealed. But one thing is for certain – it eventually has to come to a head with the apes and humans going to war with each other.
In an interview with /film that he did for Dawn, Reeves had the following to say about the evolution of the story:
As this story continues, we know that war is not avoided by the end of DAWN. That is going to take us into the world of what he is grappling with. Where he is going to be thrust into circumstances that he never, ever wanted to deal with, and was hoping he could avoid. And now he is right in the middle of it. The things that happen in that story test him in huge ways, in the ways in which his relationship with Koba haunts him deeply. It’s going to be an epic story. I think you’ve probably read that I sort of described it where in the first film was very much about his rise from humble beginnings to being a revolutionary. The second movie was about having to rise to the challenge of being a great leader in the most difficult of times. This is going to be the story that is going to cement his status as a seminal figure in ape history, and sort of leads to an almost biblical status. He is going to become like a mythic ape figure, like Moses.
It sounds like he’s ready to wage war already. Whatever it gets titled, the next installment is set to swing into theaters July 14, 2017.