20th Century Fox surprised everyone at NYCC by revealing the next Planet of the Apes movie has its first promo clip ready to go. It’s a quick one, and it’s more of a tech demo than a full scene, but there he is: Caesar scowling in the snow while quotes from past Apes films echo around him. This is actually running on a loop on a giant billboard at the event.
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.
Well, we know the apes win.
We will be getting a better look at the movie later on during NYCC, perhaps the first full trailer. We’ll pass the reel on if we get it. War for the Planet of the Apes will star Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Gabriel Chavarria, and Judy Greer, and be directed by Matt Reeves. The war escalates July 14, 2017.