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Matt Reeves Reveals Planet of the Apes 3 Details

September 5th, 2014 by Dave Bowling Comments

Is Planet of the Apes villain Koba actually dead? At the end of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Caesar revokes Koba’s ape status and sends him plummeting to his apparent doom. But as is often the case, you never see the body. A good villain has the stamina to outlast the Energiser Bunny (see The Master for a prime example) and it seems Koba is no different.

Chinese site M Time interviewed director Matt Reeves recently and asked him point blank if Koba is dead. He had this to say: “I struggled with – I thought that Toby Kebbell gave such an incredible performance. And I thought he was so powerful and I thought God you don’t find a villain who has got that great a story. Because as you said he was not really formed as a villain, he’s really a tragic figure. And I thought God, he’s amazing let’s leave open the possibility, let’s create the door of a possibility if we find a story that becomes worth telling that we can go down that path again because I thought the vein was so rich. And so I actually had been working on a version where you could actually see him survive and I realized that it wasn’t – it was Caesar’s movie and it was undercutting the whole idea. It sort of felt cheap. And so as we were mixing I was like I want to just leave one tiny Easter egg right at the end. I want to leave open the door just the tiniest crack. So you found the crack.”

It seems then that Reeves has Koba in mind as Caesar’s nemesis for the next film. Alternatively Reeves could go work on another Cloverfield movie. Just sayin’…

Source: Badass Digest

Dave was born at an early age to parents of both sexes. He has been a self-confessed geek for as long as he can remember, having been raised through the 80s on a steady diet of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Red Dwarf and (sigh) Knight Rider. Throw the usual assortment of Saturday morning cartoons into the mix and we have something quite exceptional: someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of utter tosh; a love of giant robots and spaceships fighting; and the strange desire to leap tall buildings in a single bound while wearing his underpants over his trousers. The death ray is currently in the works and one day you shall all bow to him, his giant space station and fleet of funky orange space shuttles...