Back in October, a 30 second teaser was released for ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ in which Caesar had a chilling message that “war has begun”. Caesar, motion captured by Andy Serkis, is back and this time he means business! Opposing Caesar is a “ruthless Colonel”, played by Woody Harrelson, and is a new character being introduced in this sequel. Matt Reeves returns to the director’s chair for his second ‘Planet of the Apes’ film, his first being ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ which was released in 2014.
In this first trailer, we hear Caesar talking to someone about how he once offered humans peace and mercy, and from the clips that shortly follow we see Caesar intends to mercilessly retaliate against the humans persistent attacks on his kind. From the looks of it, we’re going to witness a huge brutal battle between the apes and the humans, which the Colonel calls “the last stand“. It looks to me like Colonel is on a personal vendetta and the only outcome that will suffice for him is the end of the apes. Will Caesar offer peace one last time? Or will this be the war to end all conflict and leave only one side left standing?
The official synopsis for the third instalment of the ‘Planet of the Apes’ reboot is:
“Following the events of ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’, Caesar and his ape colony are embroiled in a battle with an army of humans. When the apes suffer heavy losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts as he resolves to avenge his kind. The battle puts Caesar against the humans’ leader, a ruthless Colonel, in an encounter that will determine the fate of their species and Earth’s future”
‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’ roars into theatres 14th July 2017