Fox has released yet another stunning piece of footage from War of the Planet of the Apes.
Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his band of Simian brothers discover an unknown, newly evolved ape named “Bad Ape” (Steve Zahn) – an escapee from a zoo. For the first time in the trilogy, Caesar and his apes discover a new ape outside of their tribe, marking a critical moment in the war between Humans and Apes.
Something interesting that I immediately noticed was that “Bad Ape” is constantly shown standing/sitting in front of fire. I don’t think this is an accident and is foreshadowing Bad Ape quite literally being “bad” – he does give off a Gollum vibe, ironically played by Serkis.
In the film, 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 Caesar, with Judy Greer as Caesar’s wife, with Woody Harrelson added to the growing battle.
War of the Planet of the Apes ends mankind on July 14, 2017.