Must Watch: Second Trailer for Reeves' 'War for the Planet of the Apes'

March 30, 2017
Source: YouTube

War for the Planet of the Apes Trailer

"Apes. Together. Strong." 20th Century Fox has launched the second official trailer for the new War for the Planet of the Apes movie, directed again by Matt Reeves, continuing (and perhaps ending) the new trilogy of Apes movies. After the tensions kept building in the first two movies, this time it's an all out war between humans and apes. Andy Serkis returns to play Caesar, and the cast includes Woody Harrelson as his adversary, the Colonel. Also starring Judy Greer as Cornelia, Max Lloyd-Jones as Blue Eyes, plus Steve Zahn, Chad Rook, Ty Olsson, Aleks Paunovic and Sara Canning. The first trailer for this was amazing, one of my favorite trailers from last year, but this one is even better, and I am pretty much losing my mind with excitement over this. The footage looks awesome - all the action, and Caesar seriously pissed.

Here's the second official trailer for Matt Reeves' War for the Planet of the Apes, from Fox's YouTube:

War for the Planet of the Apes

War for the Planet of the Apes Poster

You can still watch the first trailer for War for the Planet of the Apes here, to see more footage from this.

In 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. War for the Planet of the Apes is again directed by Matt Reeves, of the previous Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, as well as Let Me In and Cloverfield. The script is written by Mark Bomback and Matt Reeves; based on Pierre Boulle's novel. Fox will begin the War for the Planet of the Apes starting on July 14th this summer. Who's excited?

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  • backwardsprogress
    At some point, this movie series should move into the horror territory when you think about what an ape with its ferocity, strength, speed, and newly acquired intelligence would really do to a human.
    • shiboleth
      I guess it's fault of so many films to think that there could be difference between human/ape and human/human. Human are more fierce nad ferocious animals when it comes to war. With all their intelligence, humans make much more sinister horror that apes ever could. Intelligence for horror among humans has been nurtured for centuries. Apes should need another era to come close to that. They still have to learn. Although, I am not sure if that is the right teaching they should get ...
    • Moe
      'Split' can be that film hahaha
    • But on the other side, Planet of the Apes was never meant to be a horror movie, as it plays as a metaphor. Which is more effective and striking than 1000 horror movies. But you already know that of course...
  • Not good...
    • BigJohnson
      You're on crack
      • Tester
        The Dutch dont do crack, but their idiot tourists do
        • BigJohnson
  • grimjob
    Looks pretty badass. I really hope they don't punk out and end with some sort of live and let live resolution. I want to be able to connect this series to the original Heston flick, assuming this to be the last one, of course. Which it should be.
    • Connexion there will be. The circle is to be complete.
  • shiboleth
    I am a bit uncertain that Woody could be a badass villain. On the other side, he's good. Yeah, it's dark and all that, but don't we have already so many wars between the apes for this planet? Those looks darker than this one ...
    • grimjob
      Woody is incredibly versatile. I'm sure he'll pull it off.
      • shiboleth
        And that he is and I have no doubt he'll be good in it. I just think that he is one of those actors, who is in the same situation as was an actor I always admired, Christopher Walken, who doesn't get creatively enough good roles to play. So, I wouldn't say that Woody can't pull this off, but quite the contrary; the script written for him can't pull off everything that Woody can do. Could I overestimate Woody. Hopefully not ...
        • grimjob
          I see. It's always frustrating when that happens. The first to come to mind for me was the 4th Pirates movie. Ian Mcshane as Blackbeard, are you kidding me?! I couldn't believe that casting choice, as I love that man! It was the perfect choice, but dear god, that was wasted casting. Terrible movie, and nothing for him to do. That still stings.
          • shiboleth
            In many ways, film industry uses those guys in standardized way. But, let's hope for the best and expect better films, right? Cheers ...
    • BigJohnson
      "I am a bit uncertain that Woody could be a badass villain. On the other side, he's good. " I officially dub you Contradiction Man.
      • shiboleth
        Well, if you take together a badass villain and good you don't have the whole equation. But if you add something like Woody is good or might be good at playing badass villains than you have less contradiction, huh? Sorry for being misunderstood. But I am all in favor of lovefest for Woody around here...
    • Junkfoodbuddha
      Natural born killers ? never heard of it?....
      • shiboleth
        Of course, this looks much more different than NBK, wouldn't you say? With Oliver Stone and Quentin Tarantino behind that film, there was much more creativity in it. So yes, I heard about it (and so much more), but I think this is very different from it. Woody here, at least, judging from trailer, has been narrowed in all that he can do. So, it's not criticism of Woody, but of the role that may be written badly for him. Remains to be seen, of course ...
    No one could have predicted how great this series has become. It is damn amazing.
  • Payne by name
    The first film was amazing but the second such a disappointing cop out. I think might have to pass to DVD
  • RAW_D
    These movies are always better than I anticipate, but I'm still not crazy about the franchise. If there were apes ripping peoples faces off, it might make for a more intense situation.
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