According to Director Matt Reeves
, the original draft of the screenplay, which was written before he was hired, was set further in the future, with the apes having obtained the ability to speak almost flawlessly, and Caesar playing a much smaller role. Reeves thought it would be more interesting to explore Caesar's story at an earlier stage, and asked for permission to re-write the script from scratch. His request was granted, on the condition that he deliver the film in time for the scheduled release date. See more
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Man on TV
I'd say 95% chance of this is manufactured. Came out of a laboratory.
The source of the virus was traced back to drug test done at Gen-Sys Laboratories in San Francisco.
Male Reporter 1
The lab technician, now known as Patient Zero, was accidentally exposed to retrovirus ALZ-113, an Alzheimer's trial drug that was being testing on chimpanzees.
Male Reporter 2
The infected chimps showed signs of erratic and aggressive behavior that led to their escape from the...
After the credits there is an audio cue of Apes digging through, and removing rubble and concrete. Then Koba's distinctive breathing is heard, hinting at Koba surviving the fall after his struggle with Caesar. See more