What Happened Before War for the Planet of the Apes

War for the Planet of the Apes just opened as the number one film of the weekend, but there’s more to the story of Caesar, the Colonel, and the battle between the apes and mankind. War for the Planet of the Apes: Revelations is the new prequel novel from Titan Books which explores what happened between the previous film, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and War.

I recently spoke with Revelations’ author Greg Keyes about the prequel and how it sets up the events of the new film — and the bigger Apes universe. Read on for our full chat, and if you like what you see, be sure to pick up


Full spoilers follow for War for the Planet of the Apes.

IGN: Can we start by talking about what your overall goals are when embarking on a prequel story like this?

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