Perhaps the best rebooted franchise in years is that of ‘Planet of the Apes’ and with the teaser trailer for next Summer’s, ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ now online online gossip about the new film is rife.
The third film will continue the story in which Andy Serkis’ ape leader Caesar, having been pushed into a war he never wanted now prompts the question – where to next? Director Matt Reeves has previously indicated that the new films are headed towards the original 1960s “Planet of the Apes” film as the end point of the story.
So will ‘War’ be the one to get us there?
Director Matt Reeves has go record to say,’ We absolutely have ideas about where it goes… Because we know that that’s the ending, that it becomes Planet of the Apes, the cool thing about what was started in Rise is, that it’s no longer about what happens. It’s about how it happens. And stories about how are always about character and psychology.
So in our minds, the idea that’s the end of the story gives us the chance to tell an epic saga that leads from where Caesar began in Rise to that world. It’s not about getting there and then redoing that story. We think it’s like a great Russian novel or something, and it’s all about following Caesar on that journey and the other apes as it builds along that way.
And you know the ending, but what you do know is also that the world is not that world. So how did it change? Caesar’s apes are not like the apes in the Planet of the Apes, right? They’re very brutal to the humans. That’s not what’s going on, so how did that happen?
And you know that Caesar had such integrity, and that he has this sort of sense of right and wrong, of his morality, yet you watch that be challenged. He ends up having to kill one of his own. All of those things give us a chance to explore human nature and do it in a way that is really fun. ‘Cause these are all, frankly, totally new stories. We’re not doing any stories that were done.
‘War for the Planet of the Apes’is released on July 14th 2017.
Here’s the teaser in case you’ve not seen it: