15Bring Back Koba

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - Toby Kebbell as Koba

Okay, we realize this is a long shot. Caesar's devious right-hand man Koba was presumed dead after our hero let him fall from a perilous height at the end of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, having decided that he was too dangerous to trust. "You are not


But anyone who stayed around to the end credits heard what appeared to be Koba's muffled breathing amongst the creaking of scrap metal. According to producer Dylan Clark, however, the memorable villain won't be returning: "He’s dead."

Well okay then. But remember when JJ Abrams said Benedict Cumberbatch wasn't playing Kahn in Star Trek Into Darkness? Grain of salt. Regardless, even if he's dead, Caesar is still feeling the weight of his conflict with Koba. “He’s carrying a phenomenal amount of guilt for killing Koba,” Andy Serkis says. “It’s darker, more nuanced, very reflective of the human condition." Clark added, “The mythic journey is Caesar comes to understand exactly why Koba felt as he did." Well, that sounds like there's some potential for flashbacks or dream sequences to us. Koba is just too fascinating a character to fully fade from the franchise, and we hope we haven't seen the last of him.

Planet of the Apes (1968) Wallpaper
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