Caesar wants to finish the fight once and for all, at least that’s what he says in the new War for the Planet of the Apes trailer, definitely the best one yet.
“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.”
Somehow these movies seem to just keep getting better and better, which is not something most expected when Rise of the Planet of the Apes opened in 2011. If the new one is at least as good as 2014’s Dawn, then we might have here one of the best trilogies of the 21st century, and I do hope Fox don’t end up running it into the ground with 7 more sequels after this one. With Matt Reeves probably leaving after War, I hope this is the end (at least for Caesar’s arc), a fitting end to what could be an almost perfect trilogy.
Matt Reeves, who will helm The Batman next, directed War for the Planet of the Apes and wrote it with Mark Bomback. Starring in the movie are Woody Harrelson, Andy Serkis, Judy Greer, Steve Zahn and many others.
The War for the Planet of the Apes begins in theaters starting July 14th in the US and around the world.