‘War of the Planet of the Apes’ Casts First Human Lead


Gabriel Chavarria

by: S. Scott Stanikmas

FOX has set up some competition for Caesar, the motion-capture ape played by Andy Serkis, in the third installment of the popular Planet Of The Apes reboot series.

Gabriel Chavarria has been cast as one of two human leads in the upcoming War of the Planet of the Apes.

The young actor has played male lead in the Hulu drama series East Los High. His other TV credits include shows like Aquarius and Southland . He can also be seen in the upcoming indie drama Low Riders, where he plays an East L.A. teen caught up in the world of lowrider cars and street tagging. He also gets caught between his traditional father and gangbanger brother, both of whom are entered in the local lowrider competition “supershow.”

It’s unknown just what the story will be at this point in time. The timeline jumped ten years between the first and second films. If Caesar is going to play a role in the tertiary installment, I wouldn’t expect the timeline to jump TOO far into the future.

Matt Reeves is returning to sit in the director’s chair one more time, working on a script from screenwriter Mark Bomback. Shooting is expected to start up in Vancouver this October.

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