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War For The Planet Of The Apes: Interview

10.19.2016

Planet Of The Apes has a history of defying the odds. The 1968 original, about an astronaut that lands on a planet of talking simians that?s actually Earth in the future, sounded laughable. By the time it was over, and Charlton Heston?s George Taylor had collapsed before the shattered remains of the Statue Of Liberty, nobody was laughing...

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New 'Planet of the Apes' teaser paints chilling view of future

10.13.2016

Winter is coming! Wait, wrong series! The "Planet of the Apes" franchise isn't "Game of Thrones," but apparently winter plays a role there as well.

Fans got a first look at the third film in the current "Planet of the Apes" series, "War for the Planet of the Apes," on Thursday morning when a brief teaser (see above) came out. It's all about the atmosphere, as ape leader Caesar turns briefly into a snow monkey during a chilling mini-blizzard, then dissolves into the dark night...

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'War for the Planet of the Apes' Director Matt Reeves 'Absolutely' Has Ideas About Where the Story Goes Next

10.11.2016

Between Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, we watched Andy Serkis? Caesar grow from a wide-eyed baby ape raised by humans into the fierce leader of an ape community in the midst of chaos. War for the Planet of the Apes continues that thread, tossing Caesar into the middle of a war he never wanted and pushing his psyche toward ever darker places.

But what?s coming up for Caesar and his apes after that...

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How Caesar Will Link Back To The Original Planet Of The Apes, According To Matt Reeves

10.11.2016

Those of you of a certain age might not realize that the recent duo of Planet Of The Apes films, and the upcoming third installment, were inspired by five Planet Of The Apes films released between 1968 and 1973, which secured the franchise's place in pop culture history. While not directly linked to the original Planet Of The Apes films, director Matt Reeves has admitted that Rise, Dawn, and the upcoming War For have and will pay respect to the mythology of these films, though...

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War for the Planet of the Apes reveals first plot details ahead of New York Comic Con

10.02.2016

War is coming for New York Comic Con. As 20th Century Fox announced a special first look at War for the Planet of the Apes for the upcoming convention, the first official plot details have arrived.

Andy Serkis brought the ape Caesar to life through motion capture for Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and he returns again for the third chapter of this prequel saga...

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How 'Planet of the Apes' Inspired Visual Effects for 'Pete's Dragon'

08.17.2016

Weta VFX supervisor Eric Saindon reveals the many influences that shaped Disney's newest fantastic creature.

At first glance, Elliot, the titular dragon in the new Disney film Pete's Dragon, which opens today, wouldn't seem to have much in common with Caesar, the evolved chimpanzee in Fox's 2011 Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Both characters were created by Peter Jackson's VFX house Weta Digital, which has created acclaimed CG characters from King Kong to Smaug. But, actually, the kinship between Caesar and Elliot goes deeper than that...

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War For The Planet Of The Apes Bringing Back A Crucial Character

07.31.2016

In Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, we got to see Caesar become a powerful leader, as well as a husband and a father. So it's no surprise that Judy Greer has been asked back for War For The Planet Of The Apes, in order to reprise her role of Cornelia ? Caesar's mate.

The Hollywood Reporter has noted that Greer, coming off of a summer that saw her in Tomorrowland, Jurassic World, and Ant-Man, has officially returned for the 2017 sequel's production...

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Sara Canning To Monkey Around In 'War For The Planet Of The Apes'

10.27.2015

The simian army?s ranks continue to swell, as Hell On Wheels actress Sara Canning has joined the cast of War For The Planet Of The Apes. She?s set to play a new ape character ? though, as is par for the course with the production, details about her character and the role she?ll play have not been revealed. The film does, however, pick up after the events of 2014?s Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, and sees returning star Andy Serkis as Caesar joined by Gabriel Chavarria, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn and the recently announced Aleks Paunovic...

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'War for the Planet of the Apes' Enlists Steve Zahn

10.12.2015

War for the Planet of the Apes has enlisted two new human characters in recent months, to be played by Woody Harrelson and Gabriel Chavarria. So it seems only fair to bring another ape in as well. Steve Zahn has boarded the next installment of the sci-fi franchise as an ape, joining Andy Serkis as Caesar.

Get more details on the Planet of the Apes Steve Zahn casting after the jump...

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Woody Harrelson Is The Human Villain in 'War For Planet of the Apes'

09.15.2015

Woody Harrelson (Zombieland, True Detective) has signed on to join Matt Reeves? Dawn of the Planet of the Apes sequel War of the Planet of the Apes. Harrelson won?t have a small role in the film, he will be playing the human villain of this third film in the rebooted series. Hit the jump to learn more about the Woody Harrelson Apes casting.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news, but doesn?t have any more information about his role aside from he is being called ?The Colonel?. This might give us a clue that Harrelson?s character is a part of (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes spoilers coming up) the impending military reinforcements that had been called to San Francisco just before the close of the last film...

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