Not exactly a cameo but the famed star for the original ‘Planet of the Apes,’ Charlton Heston, is narrating the latest teaser for the next installment of the rebooted franchise – ‘War for the Planet of the Apes‘. Director Matt Reeves has long wanted to find a way to connect his take on the series to the time traveling astronaut that kicked off the original movies, and this is one creative way to see that happen. While I’m still hoping we could see what will occur in this universe down the line with a similar set of events play out, I’m not going to be against bringing this deceased star back for a CGI cameo – even if it is only his voice that makes an appearance in marketing material.

You can “Witness The End” in the new teaser right here:

From the evolution of the human race to clips from both ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ and ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ it seems like a great way to show the evolution of both humanity and apekind. The monolog indicates that humanity will not end here and if Reeves at all follows the original films in future installments we know that won’t be the case at all as there is a tale of enslavement and revolution yet to come.

We’re unsure as to what reading the audio is from at this time.

Are you happy to see a shout-out to the original ‘Planet of the Apes’ in the latest ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ trailer? Do you think that Heston might make a cameo in the film? Share your thoughts below!


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.

The world will suffer the ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ on July 14th, 2017!

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