War of the Planet of the Apes is coming and aside from Star Wars: Episode VIII, it’s the film I’m looking forward to most. Both Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes ended up being my favorite films for the years they released, in part due to the incredible stories they’ve told. As such, War of the Planet of the Apes has a lot of hype behind it. We’re already heard about one of the FEW human cast members attached to the film, and today brings another: Woody Harrelson.
THR got the scoop that Harrleson has snagged the lead (human) villain role in the film…but that’s about all the information they have at the moment. More than likely, however, Harrelson will be playing a military figure, perhaps even one of those contacted at the end of Dawn and coming into to wage war with the Apes.
Caesar is going to be having his hands full this time around, because, as the title suggest, it’s going to be war between apes and humans. Harrelson is a great choice here, as he has great talent and has that ‘crazy’ quality that you would imagine some humans in this post-apocalyptic world would have. I can’t wait to see how he plays off on screen against Andy Serkis.
War of the Planet of the Apes is set to hit theaters on July 14, 2017.