One thing we haven’t known is if ‘War for the Planet of the Apes would be an endcap to a trilogy or if there was more story to tell. Now producer Peter Chernin has some insight on where the series may or may not be going. It is no secret that director Matt Reeves has wanted to bring the franchise full circle and leave things off with a human returning to a world overrun with Apes having not known what happened but unless it happens during the end credits of this movie will there still be a chance for it to happen?

Here’s what Chernin had to say:

“We’ve always looked at these three movies as a trilogy. Not to say it’s the end of the Apes movies because what we’re trying to do is get as close up to the original Planet of the Apes. But we were always looking at these three movies as a trilogy, and I think this movie in some ways completes this trilogy from when Caesar was born. What we’re trying to do with this movie is bring it to a final war between humans and apes, and obviously, you’ll see what happens there.”

It sounds like Chernin is in Reeves’ camp of wanting to get back to the original films and we won’t see this playing out here. It almost has to make you wonder if a second trilogy or a stand-alone movie is what they have in mind to get the franchise there.

Of course, not everyone has apparently felt that way as Reeves had previously stated that he had been creating them on a film-by-film basis and not as a trilogy itself.

That being said, a trilogy is what we’re getting at least for Caesar’s tale:

“When Caesar was born, it put him on a collision course with human civilization. And we wanted to complete that collision course in this movie.”

I suspect that if we do get another look at the Planet of the Apes as told in this iteration, it will be after a significant time jump long after Caesar has left this world. I suspect that there will be plenty of Apely goodness for quite some time to come.

Are you sad to hear that ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ will endcap a trilogy? Do you feel that we’ll be getting more installments that bring us closer to the original films? 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!

Source: Cinema Blend

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