20th Century Fox has released the first full trailer for War For The Planet Of The Apes, plus a poster which is pretty on-the-nose about the whole “war” theme. After the brilliant first film, but slightly meandering, less memorable follow-up, this third film in the rebooted franchise looks like it may put the series well and truly back in the must-see category. It certainly looks like the film’s got one hell of a main villain – Woody Harrelson as a character known simply as the Colonel. Intriguingly, it looks like the humans are being assisted by some turncoat apes; or maybe they’ve simply been pressganged.
War For The Planet Of The Apes is set for a UK release on 14 July 2017.
In War For The Planet Of The Apes 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.
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