WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES Will Feature a Character From the Original 1968 Film

A character from the original 1968 Planet of the Apes film has been confirmed to play a role in director Matt Reeves' upcoming movie, War For The Planet of The Apes. The news comes from EW, along with the concept art above. If you don't want to know who the little girl in the art is, then I suggest you stop reading now. 

The report explains that Caesar and his companions come across this young girl during their journey. She is mute, and her name is Nova, who is played by Amiah Miller. If you're familiar with the original film, then this should ring a bell. This is the character played by Linda Harrison opposite Charlton Heston in both Planet of the Apes and Beneath the Planet of the Apes. When talking about Nova and her purpose in the story, Reeves explains:

“The battle is not just between the humans and the apes, but in Caesar’s soul. The girl is his pull back to his empathy and — for lack of a better word — his human side.”

I think it's pretty awesome that they are including Nova in the story! This gives us a direct character connection to the original film. As a fan of the original films, this bit of news got me even more excited for the upcoming movie. 

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.

War for the Planet of the Apes also stars Andy Serkis, Woody HarrelsonSteve Zahn, Terry Notary, and Karin Konoval. It hits theaters on July 14th, 2017. If you want to watch the trailer again, click here.

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