Original Character to Make Appearance in 2017’s War for the Planet of the Apes

The character of Nova makes her return

Hey, Planet of the Apes fans! Deven B here to fill you in on another tidbit of developing news on 2017’s War for the Planet of the Apes.

During the first few seconds of the trailer (which I’ve so graciously provided for you), you’ll notice Caesar glances over at a little girl riding with Maurice (the Orangutan).

That’s one of the easter eggs that movie-runner Matt Reeves says you’ll get in the newest installment of the Planet of the Apes reboot.

The little girl is named Nova, and Reeves goes on to mention that Nova will actually play a big role.

Nova is a throwback but Reeves promises she isn’t there just to impress fans of the original films. When asked about how he’ll use Nova, Reeves comments

“She’s [Nova] is a pullback to his [Caesar’s] empathy and – for lack of a better word- his human side.”

Reeves also says that Nova will be part of a “greater mystery” involving the major characters.

Other Easter Eggs?

The first two films of the reboot have seen very few references to the original film series which starred the late, great Charleton Heston.

If you can recall, the character of Nova served as the romantic interest of Taylor (Heston) but was killed off in the second film, Beneath the Planet of the Apes. Sorry if I totally just spoiled that for you, but it won’t ruin the movies, I promise.

The original trailer for the new film was released in early December. War for the Planet of the Apes follows the critical and commercial success of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014). The

The new installment stars Andy Serkis who’s joined by Woody Harrelson in a villainous role. The film also stars Steve Zahn and Judy Greer. It arrives in theaters on July 14, 2017.

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Deven B. is a staff writer who covers The Expanse, People of Earth, and Stan Against Evil. You can find him across all social media @devenbhagwandin.

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