The apes are back! A nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar becomes embroiled in a battle with an army of humans. Steve Zahn talked to Cinema Buzz’s Shawn Edwards about playing Bad Ape and what is what like bringing his primate character to life in “War for the Planet of the Apes.”

Steve Zahn brings Bad Ape to life in “War for the Planet of the Apes.”

Following the events of “Dawn of the Planet of Apes,” Caesar and the apes are embroiled in a war against an army of humans. As the apes suffer heavy losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts as he resolves to avenge his kind. The war pits Caesar against the humans’ leader, a ruthless Colonel, in an encounter that will determine the fate of their species and Earth’s future.

The movie opens July 14, 2017.

The 1968 film “Planet of the Apes” spawned the pop culture phenomenon we know today.

5 BEST PLANET OF THE APES MOVIES

  1. “Planet of the Apes” (Franklin J. Schaffner, 1968)
  2. “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” (Matt Reeves, 2014)
  3. “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” (Rupert Wyatt, 2011)
  4. “Conquest of the Planet of the Apes” (J. Lee Thompson, 1972)
  5. “Escape from the Planet of the Apes” (Don Taylor, 1971)
Caesar (Andy Serkis) ponders his next move as he faces a threat posed by a colony of humans in a scene from the motion picture “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.”