After the most recent Rise of the Planet of the Apes trailer, which /second-rise-of-the-planet-of-the-apes-trailer/debuted yesterday, many fans have started to wonder if Caesar, the ape behind this primate uprising, will learn how to speak in chapter one of what is planned as a series of new Planet of the Apes prequels.
Those who have read early drafts of the script know that Caesar does learn to talk, but this has been a concern of the filmmakers as the movie works through its final stages of editing. When should he speak, how much should he speak, and what should he say?
We have it on good authority that Caesar will, in fact, speak just one word of dialogue during the final scene, which follows the climatic end battle sequence on San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge between ape and man. But what is that one word of dialogue?
What will Caesar's first and only spoken word be when he turns to face star James Franco before escaping into the woods? After much consideration, and in a nod to Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes, Caesar will quietly, stoically utter the word, "Bananas."
You will have to wait until August 5th, 2011 to find out in what context this word is used, when Rise of the Planet of the Apes arrives in theaters nationwide this summer.