While previous entries in the rebooted Planet Of The Apes series have featured nods to the original movies, next year's War For The Planet Of The Apes will be the first chapter to feature an actual character from those classic sci-fi films.
Entertainment Weekly reports that actress Amiah Miller will be playing the role of Nova, a character originally played by Linda Harrison opposite Charlton Heston in both Planet of the Apes and its first sequel Beneath the Planet of the Apes.
The trade reports: EW can confirm that the Nova of War for the Planet of the Apes is indeed the same character as the one Harrison played.
Director Matt Reeves would go on to discuss the role that the little girl will play in Caesar's war against mankind, saying: “The battle is not just between the humans and the apes, but in Caesar’s soul. The girl is his pull back to his empathy and — for lack of a better word — his human side.”
The trade would also reveal a piece of concept art from the movie featuring the younger Nova alongside the hulking gorilla known as Luca...
In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.
Starring Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Judy Greer, Amiah Miller, Karin Konoval & Terry Notary, War For The Planet Of The Apes hits theaters on July 14, 2017.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
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