Title of Matt Reeves' Next 'Planet of the Apes' Sequel Confirmed

May 14, 2015
Source: Collider

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Briefly: As Caesar said, war has begun. We all knew it was coming, but now it's official. Collider is reporting the next Planet of the Apes movie will be titled War of the Planet of the Apes, so from here on out that's how we'll be referring to it. This is the third movie in the new series started by Rupert Wyatt with Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which continued the Caesar storyline into Dawn of the Planet of the Apes directed by Matt Reeves, now it's War of the Planet of the Apes due in 2017, also directed by Matt Reeves. He says: "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 [Caesar] 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."

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Still excited for this because I absolutely loved "Dawn of the Planet of Apes," but I was really hoping this film would take place *after* the war, in the same way that "Dawn" jumped ahead in time from "Rise." That jump would've allowed for the ape culture to grow even further (again, like it did between "Rise" and "Dawn"). Also, I really hope the film isn't centered around the war in an excessive way. But it'll be fine. I have faith in this team.

Krishna Shenoi on May 14, 2015


Great idea !! A jump would of been cool, not just for the culture of the Apes but also the development of the enslavement of Humans by the Apes.

Steven on May 15, 2015


I was hoping they'd change the "of" to "for" so it was titled "War for the Planet of the Apes". Maybe they'll change it since the title is unofficial.

JBroti on May 14, 2015


Cool Cool Cool! I have a hunch there will be about as much fighting as the last one in it, but this is exciting news. This is quietly one the better trilogies ever made.

DAVIDPD on May 14, 2015


So, they're not going with something like "Birth of the Planet of the Apes" to continue the streak of a confusing title-chronology as they're all synonyms of "beginning"?

Snev De la Fontaine on May 15, 2015


I always thought that too, but upon thinking about it more when I saw Dawn last, it sort of began to make sense, because they are both beginnings, However they probably could have gotten away with it again because we still haven't really seen the Birth of the planet of the apes.

OfficialJab on May 15, 2015


I just happened to rewatch Dawn yesterday and was wondering about the title. I'm fine with this, though I kind of wish it wasn't taking place during this period of the story. That's fine though, I hope they make another after.

OfficialJab on May 15, 2015

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