20th Century Fox has revealed the official box art and special features for the upcoming home release of War for the Planet of the Apes.
Matt Reeves concluded the prequel trilogy with War for the Planet of the Apes this summer. The amazing motion capture performance of Andy Serkis was once again a highlight of the film and imbued the story of the apes and human war for supremacy with a realistic and believable story of hope and survival. Reeves will be going on to direct The Batman for Warner Bros. following the critical success of this film.
The home release comes packed with a total of 10 deleted scenes as well as an audio commentary with Reeves himself. In addition, the Blu-ray and DVD will also include a total of 6 featurettes. You can check out the full list of special features along with the box art below.
Deleted Scenes with Optional Audio Commentary by Matt Reeves
- Barrier Wall
- “I Owe You One”
- “A Great Man”
- “Do Not Lose Hope”
- The Colonel’s Speech
- Malcolm and the Dinosaurs
- “I Am Like Koba”
- “Waging War for the Planet of the Apes” – In-depth documentary on the making of WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES
- “All About Caesar”
- “WETA: Pushing Boundaries”
- “Music for Apes”
- “Apes: The Meaning of it All”
- “The Apes Saga: An Homage”
Concept Art Gallery
Audio Commentary by Matt Reeves
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 on Digital HD on October 10 and then 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD on October 24.
Source: 20th Century Fox (via ComicBookMovie)
Comics That Could Inspire Ben Affleck’s Batman Movie
Ben Affleck’s The Batman has been through a ride more wild than a Batmobile hijack. Affleck, initially set to direct, dropped out to focus on playing Batman. Dawn of the Planet of The Apes director Matt Reeves stepped in, but almost pulled an Affleck during intense negotiations with Warner Bros. Finally, Reeves successfully gained creative control of the film, and fans everywhere breathed a collective sigh of relief.
Since then, news about The Batman has been fairly hard to come by. With things stabilizing creatively behind the scenes, questions still remained about the status of the film’s script. Rumors abounded that Affleck and Geoff Johns’ draft was getting a page one rewrite. Which leaves another important question looming in the minds of fans: What will the story of The Batman be about? What comics will it draw from for inspiration?
Though nothing conclusive has been revealed, we do know that Joe Manganiello’s Deathstroke is expected to be the film’s primary antagonist. Manganiello has maintained a lot of excitement for playing Deathstroke despite the film’s behind the scenes shuffles. The True Blood star has been thoroughly perusing all of Deathstroke’s iterations in the comics, suggesting that there are plenty of interpretations that the film could use – perhaps even an amalgamation of them all.
What’s even less certain is what direction Batman’s story will take in the film. Batman v Superman revealed some interesting tidbits about Bruce Wayne’s background, including that Robin had been murdered by the Joker. This leaves ripe material to explore in The Batman, particularly if the film should take place before the events of BvS.
The overall darkness and borderline psychotic interpretation of the Dark Knight also leaves open plenty of opportunity to explore the deeper nature of Batman’s psyche. With so many in-depth looks into Batman’s psychology to be found in the comics, there’s a lot of different sources The Batman’s story can employ to construct a brand new take on the Caped Crusader.
Questions also remain about the supporting cast. Characters like Alfred Pennyworth and Commissioner Gordon are pretty much guaranteed to appear. But with announcements of Nightwing and Batgirl solo films, the likelihood of Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon making appearances in The Batman has insurmountably increased. If that’s the case, how would they factor in to the story? Which comic interpretations of Nightwing and Batgirl would the film use?
With all of these questions in mind, and so many possible Deathstroke and Batman-focused comics to draw from, we could be looking at a magnificent amalgamation of story material. Here are 10 comics that could inspire Ben Affleck’s Batman movie. Click Next to get started!