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Rise of the Planet of the Apes deleted scene had a nod to original movie

November 15th, 2014 by Marc Comments

Remember the classic scene at the end of Planet of the Apes? Where Charlton Heston is on the beach and sees something off camera before breaking down in a seething rage… camera pans up and there it is, the Statue of Liberty, destroyed and sticking out of the sand. Simple. Iconic. Devastating.

Well it seems that we almost got to see the origins of the events that led to that iconic moment in this summer past’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

Artist Brian Cunningham has said that an ending was planned where an old Caesar would have been seen looking out over a Manhattan: “pull back to reveal he’s observing Manhattan on fire from the back of a badly damaged Statue of Liberty….. a nod the the Charlton Heston scene from the original.”

This sounds awesome and would be a great throwback to the original, but maybe we didn’t see it because we have more to see of Caesar’s story before it gets to that stage?

Who knows, we may yet see it in one of the future movies…

Editors’s note: correction – the original story said this ending was for Rise of the Planet of the Apes, not Dawn as we’ve said above  we’ve amended this in the title  our bad  Thanks to @DaGeekyNerd for the catch (Marc)

Source: i09

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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