The first film in the prequel trilogy to the classic Planet of the Apes film took us back to the start of the whole debacle. In Rise of the Planet of the Apes James Franco and Andy Serkis as Caesar the young ape formed a valuable bond. This was the crucial component for everything which followed. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the trilogy’s next film, showed us the fledgling ape society clashing with the remnants of the surviving humans. Now we have the final film: the War for the Planet of the Apes.

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Serkis leads the film once more, with director Matt Reeves returning for his second sequel. Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Judy Greer, Karin Konoval, Amiah Miller and Terry Notary are along for the ride this time, and if the new trailer is anything to go by there’s a lot of war coming our way.

Matt Reeves told USA Today,

“Caesar, who has had a love for human beings, is now tested beyond measure. The losses of the apes on his side drive him to a really dark place. He doesn’t know anymore where his loyalties lie. He’s in a very deeply conflicted period of his life.

“But the journey he takes you on is chilling…There’s also bizarrely a kind of respect [between the Colonel and Caesar] and understanding from both sides…It’s understanding the condition of the other person, what they’re having to suffer through and what they’re trying to protect.”

Here’s the new trailer, War for the Planet of the Apes is released in cinemas on the 14th of July, 2017


War for the Planet of the Apes Movie Trailer

War for the Planet of the Apes Movie Synopsis

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.