Rod Wilson was a character who appeared in War for the Planet of the Apes. Wilson served as an commanding officer in J. Wesley McCullough's Alpha-Omega army.


Rod was among the soldiers of Alpha-Omega, working under J. Wesley McCullough during the Human-Ape War.

Rod was assigned to lead a platoon of troops to ambush an ape fort in the Muir Woods, with guidance from McCullough's various "donkeys", including Red. After one of his soldiers spotted an ape patrol on horseback, Rod prepares to shoot them before Red stopped him and pointed to one of the donkeys in the trees. The donkey pointed to a nearby location and Rod discovered a trench filled with even more apes inside and radioed colonel McCullough to give him the intel. Rod then pulled two grenade launchers from the donkeys' packs and gave them to nearby soldiers and called Preacher forward. Rod ordered Preacher to kill an ape on horseback with a gun and the two other soldiers with grenade launchers to take out the trench when he did. They executed the operation successfully and Rod ordered the rest of his men to open fire and leads the attack.

When the apes, led by Spear counter-attacked the Alpha-Omega assault by firing arrows at the soldiers, Rod was killed with his body being found by Preacher. His death was reported to Preacher who assumed command on McCullough's orders.


Not much was revealed about Rod, except he had mixed feelings about the "donkeys" under his command. On one hand, he greatly valued how skilled and strong they were at but at the same time envied and resented that he had to rely on them so much.


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Planet of the Apes - Chernin Entertainment Series
Planet of the Apes (CE) Movies
Rise of the Planet of the Apes | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes | War for the Planet of the Apes
Main Evolved Ape Characters
Caesar | Bright Eyes | Koba | Maurice | Rocket | Buck | Cornelia | Blue Eyes | Luca | Ash | Cornelius | Winter | Lake | Bad Ape | Red
Supporting Ape Characters
Alpha | Burke | Verdon | Tinker | Grey | Stone | Andy | Wolfie | Jeanpierre | Lucky | Koba's Mother | Sparrow | Pope | Fifer | Cora | Rex | Bon | Dallas | Milo | Herman | Spear | Ajax | Oak | Fox | Aghoo | Ursus | Percy | Beardface | Armando
Main Human Characters
Will Rodman | Charles Rodman | Caroline Aranha | Robert Franklin | Steven Jacobs | Dodge Landon | John Landon | Douglas Hunsiker | Malcolm | Ellie | Alexander | Dreyfus | Carver | Foster | Colonel McCullough | Nova
Supporting Human Characters
Rodney | John Hamil | Rita | Sarah | Maddy | John | Edward | Roger Mason | Werner | Kemp | Clancy Stoppard | Corbin | Daniel Nygun | David Flynn | Finney | Kuo | Malakai Youmans | Max (Firestorm) | McVeigh | Terry | Roger | Rod Wilson | Preacher | Boyle | Lang | Travis
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Simian Flu
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Ape Rebellion | Human-Ape War | Simian Flu Pandemic | Battle on the Golden Gate Bridge | Battle in San Francisco | Battle of the Muir Woods Park
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Caesar's Ape Colony | Caesar's Council of Apes | Caesar's Ape Army | Gen-Sys Board | San Francisco's Human Colony | Dreyfus' Human Army | Malcolm's Group | Alpha-Omega | Donkeys
West African Jungle | San Francisco | San Francisco Zoo | Gen-Sys Laboratories | Rodman House | San Bruno Primate Shelter | Golden Gate Bridge | Muir Woods Park | Ape Mountain | Ape Gate | Ape Village | Caesar's Home | Warehouse
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (webcomic) | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Contagion | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (BOOM! Studios) | Before the Dawn | War for the Planet of the Apes (BOOM! Studios)
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Firestorm | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - Official Movie Novelization | War for the Planet of the Apes: Revelations | War for the Planet of the Apes - Official Movie Novelization | Planet of the Apes: Caesar’s Story
Other Books
Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: The Art of the Films
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Soundtrack Album) | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Soundtrack Album)
Video Games
Plague Inc: Simian Flu | Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier | Crisis on the Planet of the Apes