“I did not start this war, but I will finish it”, says Ceaser ominously, kicking off this last trailer for what is the eighth instalment of a franchise which first begun back in 1968. There’s battling armies amid wintry landscapes, Woody Harrelson crying how he will be rememebered as having “fought to protect this world”, and an unknown young girl character with a teddy bear. The film certainly looks set to continue the high quality of the first two parts of the rebooted version of the 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.
Matt Reeves, who directed Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, is returning, the script is by Mark Bomback, and Steve Zahn, Amiah Miller, Karin Konoval, Judy Greer, and Terry Notary also star. War for the Planet of the Apes is out on July 14.