Battle for the Planet of the Apes

Corrected entry: It is stated in the film that it takes place 12 years after the events of Conquest of the Planet of the Apes. At the end of that film, Caesar was the only ape who had acquired speech. However, in the 12 years since, not only do all apes speak perfect English, they have developed various European accents, and have a number of scholarly apes among them who discuss philosophy and history.

Jason Hoffman

Correction: It's not true that he is "the only ape who had acquired speech" at the end of Conquest. The female ape specifically says "No" to Caesar. So while 12 years may seem like a short time, we clearly are seeing here that the apes are on the verge of speech by the end of Conquest, and they have been observing humans for quite a while now, so it is conceivable that they would simply continue philosophical debate that they may have heard from their human masters, then branch out into their own concerns. In short, this is a world where apes develop speech in an already evolved world. We can't predict how long it would take them to develop their own culture.

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