Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes Secret Ending Revealed

Think you know how Rise of the Planet of the Apes ended, think again, Filmsketchr reports.

The conclusion of the film was originally planned to deliver a major plot reveal. In a sequence of images by Concept Artist Brian Cunningham explains what was originally planned.

"That image is from a proposed end sequence that was cut from Rise of the Apes,” he said. “In that shot Caesar is going up the staircase inside a large building. Cut to a second image we see an older tattooed Caesar looking out from twisted metal...pull back to reveal he's observing Manhattan on fire from the back of a badly damaged Statue of Liberty..... a nod to the Charlton Heston scene from the original."

While Cunningham isn't sure why the scene was cut, he suspects the reason may be to give some leeway for the sequel which hadn't been written yet.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes hits DVD on Dec. 2.