A few years back, a Planet of the Apes reboot seemed like a pretty underwhelming idea, especially considering Tim Burton had already tried such a feat in 2001 with less-than-satisfying results. Then along came 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes and proved that in the right hands, there was still some life to the idea of apes as Earth’s dominant life form.
With Dawn of the Planet of the Apes escalating the tension between apes and humans, the third movie in the new trilogy is promising all-out war – hence its title, War for the Planet of the Apes. But what will that war look like? We may not know the answer to that question yet, but at the very least we know what its logo will look like.
Taking to Twitter earlier today, War for the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves revealed the logo for the upcoming film and teased an announcement to take place during this Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead:
Updates on the upcoming movie has trickling out slowly as of late, mostly by way of casting news such as the return of Judy Greer and the addition of Woody Harrelson to the cast. With filming for the movie underway, though, it was only a matter of time before the hype machine kicked into a higher gear.
What will Sunday’s announcement be? It’s anybody’s guess at this point, but given the darker tone of the series it’s unlikely that fans hoping it would take a more musical direction will get their wish. If it’s hitting TV during such a high-profile time slot, then the most likely scenario is that it will be a teaser of some sort.
It’s a safe bet that there’s significant overlap between fans of zombie apocalypse and fans of ape apocalypse. As such, the producers of War for the Planet of the Apes are undoubtedly hoping that on Monday morning dystopianists will be gathering around the watercooler to gossip about what’s in store for Caesar the ape and his war against humanity.
War for the Planet of the Apes hits U.S. theaters on July 14th, 2017.
Source: Matt Reeves