War for the Planet of the Apes is the third in the rebooted series, and this time, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel (Woody Harrelson).
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.
Director Matt Reeves returns after 2014’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (which I still haven’t got round to seeing, but then I was similarly late to the party with the first one). For the record, 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes was directed by Rupert Wyatt (2014’s The Gambler).
As ever, Andy Serkis is back as Caesar, and the rest of the cast includes Judy Greer, Steve Zahn and Max Lloyd-Jones.
War for the Planet of the Apes is due for release in the UK on July 14th, 2017.
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image.
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