War of the Planet of the Apes has enlisted the talents of Woody Harrelson to star in the upcoming sequel. According to reports, the actor is set to portray the villain in director Matt Reeves’ follow-up to 2014’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
Although the plot and the storyline of the film has been kept under wraps, speculation is rife that Harrelson will play a character called the Colonel who will square off against Caesar (Andy Serkis) in the film. As teased at the end of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, a military faction was said to be moving towards the apes’ enclave, which could be an indication of an all-out war between humans and apes.
Harrelson has been busy as of late filming the Lyndon B. Johnson biopic LBJ and he’s also wrapped up filming The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part 2, which will be released this November. War of the Planet of the Apes is scheduled for release in 2017.