The new clip from Fox’s War for the Planet of the Apes offers an introduction to the human child Nova.
Played by 12-year-old actress Amiah Miller, Nova is the same character portrayed in 1968’s Planet of the Apes, where she was portrayed by Linda Harrison. In this new film, the third chapter in Fox’s rebooted franchise, Nova adds a complicated dynamic: As she’s taken in by Caesar and his friends, nurtured as one of the apes, it becomes evident there’s more at stake than a battle between man and ape.
“She is one of us,” Caesar says in the scene, his statement made even more clear as Nova displays a sign of solidarity with the apes.
Directed by Matt Reeves, War for the Planet of the Apes forces Caesar and his apes into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by the ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.
Opening July 14, War for the Planet of the Apes stars Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Amiah Miller, Karin Konoval, Judy Greer and Terry Notary.