Funko has unveiled a brand new Funko Pop! vinyl figurine for Matt Reeves’ upcoming new film, War for the Planet of the Apes. This new figure is based on Bad Ape, a new character in this Planet of the Apes reboot that is played by Steve Zahn.
This new addition will join the Pop! figures of Caesar (Andy Serkis) and Maurice (Karin Konoval). You can see those two figures right here.
Here is Funko’s official announcement for the brand new Bad Ape Pop! figure:
The war between man and ape is not over.
We have one more addition to our War for the Planet of the Apes Pop! line!
Bad Ape is now joining the Funko family.
Collect Bad Ape as we prepare to watch War for the Planet of the Apes.
Releasing July 14th, 2017!
Are you excited to see how Bad Ape factors into Caesar’s motivations in War for the Planet of the Apes? How do you think a novice performance-capture actor like Zahn will do in the film? Sound off in the comments below.
Here is the synopsis for War for the Planet of the Apes:
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.
8 Reasons Matt Reeves Is The Perfect Director For ‘The Batman’
Batman is a special character and he deserves a special director. He’s had a few through his cinematic lifetime but the most recent addition to the pantheon of Batman directors is one that should excite any fan. Matt Reeves will take the helm of the Ben Affleck-led solo Batman film, tentatively titled The Batman, after Affleck himself vacated the chair to focus on his role.
Reeves made his directorial debut in 2008 on the viral-marketed hit Cloverfield, produced by his childhood friend and frequent colleague J.J. Abrams (which has now spawned an anthology franchise) and made a career hopping from beloved property to beloved property. He remade the hit foreign film Let the Right One In as Let Me In in 2010 and was briefly attached to direct The Twilight Zone film before taking the reins of the rebooted Planet of the Apes series with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes in 2014. He returned for the third film, War of the Planet of the Apes, which he is currently in post-production on for a July 14 release this summer.
Reeves is an established name, by dint of his relationships and resume, but he is nonetheless an inspired choice to shepherd one of pop culture’s most venerable characters. His movies are often very dramatic, even sensitive, in way that conveys emotional vulnerability, a powerful tool for maintaining audiences’ suspension of disbelief in the face of the fantastic or ridiculous. His habit of remaking or rebooting properties also makes him comfortable with how to balance the old with the new and, best of all, how to fuse both into something that is both highly personal and very accessible. For more reasons why Reeves is the perfect director for The Batman, click Next!