The next Planet of the Apes movie, which is currently called War of the Planet of the Apes, has begun the casting phase of pre-production. According to Deadline, actor Gabriel Chavarria is in talks to play one of the two new human leads in the highly anticipated threequel. Chavarria stars in Universal’s upcoming drama Low Riders, which hits theaters in 2016. Further details on his Apes character are currently unknown, but this tentpole should mark a big breakthrough for the actor.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves and writer Mark Bomback return for War, which is targeting an October start date in Vancouver. It is unknown which characters from the past movie(s) will return, aside from Andy Serkis’s Caesar. The film is set to hit theaters on July 14th, 2017.