In the first trailer for War for the Planet of the Apes, Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his ape colony prepare for battle against the humans led by the merciless Colonel (Woody Harrelson). The film is the third installment of the rebooted Planet of the Apes franchise.
“I offered you peace. I showed you mercy. But now you’re here to finish us off for good,” Caesar says darkly. The clip veers between lush forests, vast waterfalls and wintry landscapes, climaxing with the Colonel pointing a gun to Caesar’s head. “The irony is we created you, and nature has been punishing us ever since,” the Colonel says. “This is our last stand. And if we lose, it will be a planet of apes.”
War for the Planet of the Apes focuses on the dramatic showdown between the apes and humans, as Ceasar grapples with his internal demons. The film, directed by Matt Reeves, follows 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes and 2014’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Steve Zahn, Karin Konoval, Amiah Miller and Terry Notary co-star in the film, which comes out July 14th, 2017.