Gabriel Chavarria (‘Low Riders,”Aquarius’) is set to be one of the stars in ‘War of the Planet of the Apes.’ Chavarria might not be a name everyone is familiar with but clearly the studio feels that he will be if they are putting him front and center in what will most likely be one of next year’s blockbusters. While we sadly don’t know if any of the human cast from ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes‘ will be returning, we have found out that Matt Reeves (‘Let Me In’,’Cloverfield’) is set to helm this one with Mark Bomback also back for the screenplay. While it hasn’t been officially announced as of yet it would be easy to imagine that Andy Serkis will be reprising his role as Caesar.
Not much is yet known about the movie or Chavarria’s role but he is going to be one of the two human leads for the film. It is too early to tell if the second will be a romantic interest or not but they do seem to enjoy working them in. Also, if you preferred the first film over the second, he is being compared to a more James Franco styled character from ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes.’
While we may not know the exact plot, Reeves has previously hinted at a few of the overall pieces that will fall into place in the film:
“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.”
We’ll be seeing the war not only truly pick up in this movie but also Caesar leading his species against humankind in ways that he never wanted to before. While we’re still not quite up to the events that happen in ‘Planet of the Apes,’ this will clearly be one of the major stories that get Ape and Humankind to that point.
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‘War of the Planet of the Apes’ opens July 14, 2017
Source: Slash Film