There are quite a few nods the writers threw in this movie relating back to the original Apes movies:
During the movie, the TV newscasts recount the launch of a space craft called the Icarus, led by a Colonel Taylor, which eventually (shown in a newspaper)... more
At one point on the movie there is a brief shot of a TV. If you listen carefully he says something about a rocket launch to get to Mars.
Also later on in the movie you see a newspaper, and the headline reads "LOST IN SPACE."
If you have seen the... more
The latest Planet of the Apes movie pays homage to the star of the original. Charlton Heston appears on a TV screen at the ape sanctuary for a brief cameo.