Published On: Sat, Oct 24th, 2015

‘War of the Planet of the Apes’ pays homage to the 1968 original

Production on War for the Planet of the Apes, the sequel to last year’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, has begun. Director Matt Reeves is back for the sequel that and teased fans with a photo from the set paying homage to the 1968 film.

Check out the pic below. Here’s what Matt Reeves posted through his Twitter page:

has begun. @ApesMovies — @mattreevesLA


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The Planet of the Apes iconic moment on the beach at the end of the original movie may be a great link for fans and just the potential connection would generate a strong reaction.

Reeves previously said about the prequel story arc eventually running into the 1968 storyline:

The idea would never be to remake the ’68 film. There might be some of those events from another perspective, and obviously to also see them as events that grew out of everything that we’ve been watching from this new iteration. They wouldn’t be exactly the same either. So if, and when, we ever get there, which I think is an exciting notion, it would definitely not be a remake but it would be sort of a re-telling of those events from a new perspective. And the events themselves would probably be a bit different since they will have grown out of these films.

War for the Planet of the Apes has recently added Woody Harrelson and Gabriel Chavarria playing new human characters. Harrelson is playing the new villain known as the Colonel while Chavarria is the new human lead with a role that has been likened to that of James Franco’s in Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

Fans are doubting that Jason Clarke’s character from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is back. Steve Zahn has been brought on as a new ape, so there’s a chance that maybe he’s one of the two motion-capture actors we see in Matt Reeves’ beach photo.

War for the Planet of the Apes arrives on July 14th, 2017.


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