Woody Harrelson was announced yesterday as the villain in the 3rd installment since the last reboot of the Planet of the Apes franchise.

Details of the story haven’t been revealed but Harrelson’s set to be playing a character named ‘The Colonel’. Shooting begins this fall in Vancouver. Matt Reeves is coming back in the director’s chair after helming 2014’s ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’. ‘Dawn’ was a commercial and critical success, having grossed more than 700 million worldwide.

‘War of the Planet of the Apes’ will be released in 2017.


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