By the time War for the Planet of the Apes finally premiered in theaters in 1976, the film’s original theatrical release had already been delayed.
“The war is over,” director George Lucas famously declared, in a statement about the first film.
“There is no war anymore.”
But the studio that made the movie has not made the film available in theatres since 1977, even as it has released dozens of sequels and spinoffs.
That is a strange stance, given that the first War for a Planet of Apes was a big success, and that a movie like this, a modern-day retelling of the war in the late 20th century, is one of the biggest box office draws of the past decade.
War for a World is the third instalment of Lucas’ trilogy, which was released in theaters for a limited time in 2012 and is set in a future in which the United States and China are no longer at war, the Vietnam War is over, and Earth is under control of a peacekeeping force led by the fictional character Caesar.
Lucas himself was among the actors who were part of that movie’s cast, along with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mark Wahlberg, and Tom Hanks.
In War for Planet of a Planet, Lucas returns to the same set-up of the movie that defined the franchise in the first place, with a young Caesar (played by Arnold Schwarzenegger) living on Earth in the year 2019.
There’s a new dictator on the planet who, despite having no formal military training, is secretly a spy, and the movie takes place in the midst of an Earth-saving mission by a group of astronauts to save Earth.
In this film, the original trilogy, the first one being The Empire Strikes Back, was largely based on the works of William Shakespeare.
There are, of course, echoes of that original film, as Caesar (Schwarzenegger) and his cohorts travel the planet to steal and kill all the people and animals, including humans, to protect their new super-rich overlords.
The film’s story, written by the late writer-director William Goldman, was adapted into a screenplay by Steven Spielberg in 1986.
The sequel to that screenplay, The Empire of Fear, was released that same year, and it’s now the fourth-highest grossing movie of all time.
War For a Planet was not, however, the last time that Lucas and Spielberg teamed up for a big-budget Hollywood blockbuster.
The two also co-wrote Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, which brought in an estimated $200 million at the box office.
The second film in the Star Wars trilogy, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, earned an estimated total of $1.07 billion in its opening weekend, and Lucas has since said that he thinks that he could have made $1 billion for the Star War franchise.
But it’s hard to see how that would have been possible without the support of a global fanbase, and one that is still in its infancy.
The War for World series is still a phenomenon, and in recent years, many fans have begun to re-imagine the films that made them into the massive hit they are today.
It’s no wonder, then, that Lucasfilm, which had no official connection to the original Star Wars franchise until the franchise’s cancellation in 2015, is still interested in making a sequel, even though the first movie’s release has been delayed multiple times.
The first movie, in particular, is being released in a time when the war on terrorism is still raging.
The first Star Wars, which began in 1977 and was set in the years after the September 11, 2001, attacks, focused on the rise of the global terrorist organization known as the Islamic State, which would eventually be led by Osama bin Laden and later Osama bin Zayed.
This movie, which takes place decades after the events of The Force, was originally released as a sequel to the first Star War film, but the filmmakers decided to rehash some of the plot lines of the original movie.
“We wanted to create an expanded universe,” Lucasfilm chief creative officer Kathleen Kennedy told Variety last month.
“This is a war film.”
The decision to rework the plotline, however was made not only to bring the story into the 21st century but also to address some of its flaws.
While the original film’s plot revolves around the capture of bin Laden by the U.S. Navy, in this film we see bin Laden being captured in a prison camp on Mars, where he’s held prisoner and tortured.
Bin Laden eventually escapes, and he later takes up the mantle of the terrorist group called ISIS, which has a global reach.
The original film was based on an earlier story by writer-producer William Goldman.
The plot also was not set in space.
“I was not the writer of the story,” Goldman told Variety.
“It was a really important story to us, so I was