The final UK trailer for the forthcoming franchise sequel War for the Planet of the Apes has just been released online, promising to tell the tale of how Andy Serkis as Caesar becomes a legend among apes in his own right. Following the release of Rise of the Planet of the Apes in 2011, the rebooted Planet of the Apes movie franchise has gained steam and considerable attention among mainstream moviegoers.
Serving as the successor to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes from 2014, returning director Matt Reeves is all set to take the series in a thrilling new direction as the contentious war between man and ape moves into a chilling third chapter. With positive early reviews for War for the Planet of the Apes maintaining a generally optimistic outlook on the new movie (one that evolves the use of visual effects over past entries in the series), Caesar is primed for quite the final big screen appearence - and the final UK trailer offers another flattering portrait of everything that is soon to come.
In the footage featured above, potential viewers of War for the Planet of the Apes can catch one final sneak peek behind the curtain at everything that Reeves' latest franchise blockbuster event has to offer. Focusing on Caesar's history and rise to a position of authority over his kind, the final UK trailer for the new movie promises quite the showdown between Caesar and the aggressive human colonel - as portrayed by Woody Harrelson - in the film.
Leading up to the film's theatrical release later next month, Reeves has compared Caesar to Batman and cited several cinematic influences that served to inform the thematic trajectory of War for the Planet of the Apes - including such 20th century masterpieces as The Bridge on the River Kwai, The Great Escape, and Ben-Hur. By the sound of things, Reeves has a firm grasp of the material at hand, and the third installment in the Planet of the Apes reboot series should serve to fulfill all outstanding viewer expectations.
Andy Serkis as Caesar has done a remarkable job thus far of giving a distinctly empathetic voice to the series' featured protagonist - and with any luck, his final starring turn as the character in War for the Planet of the Apes will please longtime fans of the series.
Source: 20th Century Fox
- War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) release date: Jul 14, 2017