Offering another force of aggression agains the warring human faction should be another welcome addition to War for the Planet of the Apes – especially now that we now know Koba will not be making another appearence, following his dramatic death in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. However, Zahn made it known that “Bad Ape” will not be an entirely dramatic presence, and will offer some levity to the proceedings, explaining:
“It’s not like all the sudden there’s comedy. Just to see a different speed and a guy who’s like this and excited just comes off a little bit more humorous.”
Going off of all accounts offered thus far, War for the Planet of the Apes might yet prove to be the best installment in what has been a surprisingly affecting franchise reboot so far. Only time will tell how general audiences will ultimately respond to Reeves’ latest directorial outing, so here’s to hoping for another great installment in the series in the meantime.