‘War For The Planet Of Apes’ Director On How Bad Ape Is Key To The Franchise’s Future

War for the Planet of the Apes
War for the Planet of the Apes will be the final chapter of Caesar’s journey, but the ape leader will encounter a number of new characters in the latest film, including a mysterious new chimpanzee named Bad Ape. In an interview with Yahoo! Movies, director Matt Reeves discussed how Bad Ape’s introduction will be important to the future of the franchise once Caesar’s story has concluded.

Reeves explained how Bad Ape’s introduction expands the world beyond Caesar’s family:

“In this story we see that the idea is that the world is revealed to be much larger than the apes ever imagined.”

Reeves discussed how different groups of apes might play a role in future films:

“There are apes who grew up without the benefit of Caesar’s leadership and they might not just be pockets of one or two, there might be actually colonies, and might that be where future conflicts come for Caesar’s apes? They have the benefit of the integrity that he’s instilled in them, so what’s going to happen when they encounter others who didn’t have that?”

Reeves also compared Caesar’s apes to the apes who appear in the original 1968 film, adding that there are still a lot of stories to tell before the prequel trilogy leads into the first film:

“Caesar’s apes are not like those apes [in the ’68 movie] and Nova is a nod towards that. None of which is to say there’s nothing literal about the connection, that’s more of a trajectory. That [trajectory] changed in ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’. It’s clear in the original [1968] story when Taylor comes to this planet, he doesn’t think it’s planet Earth, and then he realises it is, that’s the big twist of the movie.”

Would you be interested in seeing new groups of apes in future films? Share your thoughts below!

In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.

Directed by Matt Reeves, the film stars Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Judy Greer, Amiah Miller, Karin Konoval & Terry Notary.

War for the Planet of the Apes will be released in theaters on July 14, 2017.

Source: Yahoo! Movies

Top 10 Movie Trailers From This Summer That Will Fire You Up

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TrailersEvery year, an avalanche of trailers, teasers, TV spots flood the Internet, trying to grab the attention of busy and overstimulated audiences. It’s gotten to the point where now, trailers are such a commodity, that the trailers themselves have teasers. There’s a reason: trailers, when they’re good, can be an artform all their own.

I love trailers, being the guy who is always rushing his friends and family to the theater early “so we don’t miss the previews.” Every summer, I make a YouTube playlist of my favorites that acts as my own personal radio station because frankly, sometimes, I vibe more to how the trailer is cut than the music in it or, in bad cases, the movies themselves when I finally catch them on-screen. It’s gotten to the point that I imagine and dream in a trailer format, with music setting the pace for a smash-cut of scenes that I want to write or just enjoy the fantasy of.

If you love a good trailer like I love a good trailer, this list is for you. Here’s what I consider the top 10 trailers for the summer 2017. Click Next to start!

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Sebastian Peris

Canadian film lover, comic book geek, political junkie and board game enthusiast.