War For the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves has revealed the logo for his sequel, and included in the Tweet was a message hinting at an announcement coming later tonight.
It is not known what the announcement will be, but Reeves said it will come during tonight’s US airing of The Walking Dead: Season 6. Many are speculating that it will be a trailer, or at the very least a teaser trailer or one of those trailer teases that has become so common these days.
Either way, the news is exciting because very little is known about the third Apes film, and this will be our first look at the film should it be a trailer of some kind.
Naturally, whatever the announcement is, we will be sure to bring it to you first thing tomorrow.
Matt Reeves returns to direct after doing a superb job with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and screenwriter Mark Bomback also returns.
Reeves recently discussed the film, explaining a little about the story:
“As this story continues, we know that war is not avoided by the end of DAWN. That is going to take us into the world of what he is grappling with. Where he is going to be thrust into circumstances that he never, ever wanted to deal with, and was hoping he could avoid. And now he is right in the middle of it. The things that happen in that story test him in huge ways, in the ways in which his relationship with Koba haunts him deeply. It’s going to be an epic story. I think you’ve probably read that I sort of described it where in the first film was very much about his rise from humble beginnings to being a revolutionary. The second movie was about having to rise to the challenge of being a great leader in the most difficult of times. This is going to be the story that is going to cement his status as a seminal figure in ape history, and sort of leads to an almost biblical status. He is going to become like a mythic ape figure, like Moses”
He continued: “[We want] the story to be able to connect from the human to the ape world. So first one, [Rise of the Planet of the Apes] is this sort of how [Caesar] goes from humble beginnings to becoming a revolutionary. In Dawn, he rose to the occasion of becoming a leader, a great leader in really challenging difficult times. The notion of what we’re after in the third is continue that trajectory to how he becomes the seminal figure in ape history and almost becomes sort of like an ape Moses of sorts, a kind of mythic ascension. We’re trying to play out those themes and try to explore it in this universe of exploring human nature under the guise of apes”
Andy Serkis also recently teased that the Apes series could be more than just a trilogy, and hinted at a fourth, fifth and even sixth film.
War For the Planet of the Apes, once again directed by Matt Reeves, began shooting in October in Vancouver, and is due for release in cinemas on 14th July 2017.
— Matt Reeves (@mattreevesLA) November 20, 2015