Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

First there was a Rise. Then there was a Dawn. Now there will be a War. Yes, the title of Matt Reeves‘ 2017 Planet of the Apes prequel has now been revealed. It’ll be called War of the Planet of the Apes. Read more about the film below.

Collider broke the news of the title. There hasn’t been an official announcement from Fox or Reeves but we’ll update if this happens.

War of the Planet of the Apes was probably the odds-on-favorite of a title for the film, which opens July 14, 2017. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes ended with Caesar (Andy Serkis) warning that the actions in that film had started a war with the humans. Plus, the humans in that film contacted the military near the end of the movie. Whether or not this film picks up minutes after the last one, or months/years later, like the jump between Rise and Dawn, is still a mystery.

In interviews for Dawn, Reeves talked a bit about the inevitable war Caesar would have with the humans:

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.

War of the Planet of the Apes opens July 14. What do you think of the title?

Cool Posts From Around the Web: