Warning: SPOILERS for War for the Planet of the Apes ahead

The Planet of The Apes franchise has had a strange relationship with time and its own continuity for about as long as it’s been a franchise. The original two films are set in what turns out to be Earth’s far-flung future, while the third installment (Escape From The Planet of The Apes) features characters from that future traveling back to the then-present and – it turns out – setting in motion the events that will (in that timeline) bring about the Ape-ruled future they came ...

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