Woody Harrelson Wages Holy War in New Planet of the Apes TV Spot

A brand new TV spot for War for the Planet of the Apes has been released online today. Everything released from the film, which is the third in 20th Century Fox's ongoing Planet of the Apes prequel series, has been astonishingly massive and epic in scale. Appropriately so too, considering it will be the final film to feature Andy Serkis' Caesar. As a result, everything surrounding the movie has been given a certain sense of finality; for what started out originally as just another motion-capture showcase for Serkis, has slowly become one of the best central protagonists of any modern-day blockbuster franchise.

The film also features the return of director Matt Reeves behind the helm, following his work on 2014's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, picking up several years after the events of that film. With the ongoing war between the humans and apes nears its breaking point, War picks up with Caesar when he's forced to face his toughest foe to date in Woody Harrelson's strategic and ruthless, Colonel.

With just a couple more months to go until War for the Planet of the Apes is released in theaters as well, 20th Century Fox is understandably ramping up its promotion and marketing campaign for the film. So following the release of its final War trailer earlier this week, the studio has unveiled a brand new TV spot for the film, further teasing the central conflict between the Colonel and Caesar in the film. Check it out for yourself in the space above.

Rex (Ty Olsson) and The Colonel (Woody Harrelson) in War for the Planet of the Apes

Only a couple trailers from the film have been released thus far, and already, the dynamic between Harrelson and Serkis in the movie looks to be War for the Planet of the Apes' most alluring selling point. Both men have proven themselves to be some of the best actors working today, and the opportunity to see the two go head-to-head in such a dramatic, violent fashion could very well wind up being one of the biggest highlights of this year's packed summer blockbuster season.

After coming out of seemingly nowhere in 2011 with Rise of the Planet of the Apes, these prequel films have quickly become some of the most interesting and effective big budget movies to come out of the studio system in recent years. Luckily, with a continued heavy focus on character and emotions rather than just chaotic action sequences, War only looks to be the next step in the Apes franchise's continued evolution. That's not to say that it'll be easy living up to the standards created by its two predecessors, but so far, it seems Reeves and everyone else involved in the film are bringing everything they can to War. If it is indeed, the last time that audiences will ever get to see Serkis as Caesar too, then it's not hard to see why.

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Source: 20th Century Fox

Key Release Dates
  • War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) release date: Jul 14, 2017
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