Rejoice! A brand new trailer for War for the Planet of the Apes has been released for your viewing pleasure! Returning to direct is Matt Reeves with a story that takes place two years into the all-out war between humans and apes teased in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. War sees Caesar and his apes forced into a deadly conflict with a ruthless Colonel (Woody Harrelson) and his army that follows. After the apes suffer a huge loss, Caesar starts to wrestle with his inner darkness and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind.
It’s no secret the level of excitement I bring to this franchise. Dawn was and is, flat-out, one of the best movies of the last five years, and shockingly, it seems like Reeves has upped his game even more for the follow-up. Being a summer blockbuster as it is, it’s no surprise to see the kind of action on display in the trailer. But I am surprised at not just how much emotion these movies can pull, but how incredibly heavy this film looks. While we know the humans will eventually fall to a planet of apes and the franchise will continue, this trailer, as much of the promos so far, once again strongly hints that War will conclude Caesar’s story. It’s hard to even think about, but if War does in fact end with his death, it won’t just be the closing chapter of their rise, but the beginning chapter of their next story.
Check out the action-packed, terrific new trailer below. And after doing so, let me know your thoughts in the comments! Are you looking forward to War just as much as I am? What excites you the most about it? What do you hope comes next? Matt Reeves’ War for the Planet of the Apes swings into theaters on July 14th, 2017 and stars Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Judy Greer, and Steve Zahn.
In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.