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Trailer for ‘War of the Planet of the Apes’ Shows the Epic Final Battle

Twentieth Century Fox has turned a corner that I didn’t see coming, and has since become extremely consistent in making quality films.

In addition to X-Men: First Class, Fox kicked 2011’s ass with Rupert Wyatt’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes, their prequel to the Planet of the Apes franchise. Even Matt Reeves’ Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was an extremely fun experience that set everything up for the “big one.”

In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, 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.

Andy Serkis returns as Casear, with Judy Greer as Caesar’s wife, with Woody Harrelson and Steve Zahn added to the growing battle.

What’s interesting about the trailer, which looks absolutely bonkers by the way, is that it’s teasing the end of this trilogy. Why is this important? Well, we know that this is bridging over into Planet of the Apes, which means that we sort of know how this film is going to end: the humans lose. Right? Not to say that there’s still nothing at stake, and there are some humans fighting alongside the apes. I’m really intrigued as to how they’re going to conclude this. No matter, the footage looks balls-to-the-wall awesome, especially the badass apes that look ready to kick some ass.

I can’t wait for War of the Planet of the Apes on July 14, 2017.


WAR OF THE PLANET OF THE APES image via Twentieth Century Fox

WAR OF THE PLANET OF THE APES image via Twentieth Century Fox

WAR OF THE PLANET OF THE APES image via Twentieth Century Fox

WAR OF THE PLANET OF THE APES image via Twentieth Century Fox



  • Saturn

    They should really release this bad boy in April.

  • Munchie

    Apes on horses?! That’s just zany!

    • The conspiractor

      You’ve never seen any of the movies, have you?

      • macguffin54

        I think he’s being sarcastic.

      • Munchie

        totally ha ha, right? i mean monkeys, movies…wait…motion pictures?

  • Angela M Campany

    This looks epic …..they top themselves, every time !

  • Maxime C

    Looks awesome !

  • Travis_Bickle

    “It will be….a Planet of the Apes”
    …..So that’s why they call it that…..

    • macguffin54

      He said, “It will be a planet of apes.” But I get your point.

  • macguffin54

    We don’t know how this movie ends. This is “a” trilogy, but not the end of the films. They are planning more movies between this and when/if ever they get to the original POTA.
    I’m a huge fan of the series, and love Matt Reeves, but DOTPOTA was way too dark and depressing and SLOW (this new one looks the same☹️) The last movie took forever to get to the meat of the story. They could have skipped that movie altogether and gone right to this one. Nothing happens in it that really makes any difference in the long run.
    And each movie in the series needs some levity and FUN. The last movie was like a remake of The Road it was so dreary. There was some decent stuff in there, but too slow and consistently dark. Crossing my fingers this new one has more going on, story/action-wise and some fun elements.

    • Cory Smith

      How was Dawn of the Planet of the apes “too slow” eventhough the movie is about 130 minutes and it was effective enough to get someone to completely focus on the film once the movie began. And it’s ironic for you to type that it’s “too dark” and “too depressing” since this is a horror website where dark things are shown everyday.

    • Golic

      Does everything have to have “levity and FUN”? Does everything have to have bad jokes and cringy forced humore like the MCU? Can’t us mature adults have just one serious sci-fi/action series that’s not geared to little kids?

  • J Jett

    i already hate the humans in this and am 100% rooting for the apes. is that what the movie/the trailer/the storyline is supposed to do?


    not bad, i’m ready for a conclusion

  • James Allard

    A couple of days back, I found the Burton PotA on blu-ray. That gives me the boxed set of the first five, Burton, Rise and Dawn all on blu-ray. (Several were upgrades.) Am I stoked for this?

    Hell Yeah! Bring on the monkeys!

  • oh_riginal

    This franchise is overall a great one, since (at least in my opinion) there have only been two movies that can be considered outright BAD, and that would be Battle For the Planet of the Apes and Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes. All the rest are entertaining on some level, with some better than others. These most recent ones are damn good, and have been surprisingly rewatchable to boot.

  • Werewolf

    Looks very good.

  • Jesse Bickers

    I’ve really enjoyed these Matt Reeve’s films. They’ve actually been surprisingly excellent in standards of quality. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is actually near the top of my ‘Best Films of the 2010’s’ list. And WFTPOTA looks likes it gonna be just as enthralling—if not better—than the first two films!

  • aFriendlyAgenda

    Apes dont really scare me.
    I’m not sure why.

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