'War For The Planet Of The Apes' Plot Revealed Ahead Of New York Comic Con Footage Debut

Motion capture star Andy Serkis will reprise his role as Caesar (pictured) in War for the Planet of the Apes 20th Century Fox

The first footage from War for the Planet of the Apes will debut during New York Comic Con, where director Matt Reeves, producer Dylan Clark and actor Andy Serkis (Caesar) will host a special event with behind-the-scenes material.

But we don’t have to wait for the special event to learn more about the plot of War for the Planet of the Apes, since the announcement included a new description of the movie:

“In War for the Planet of the Apes, 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.”

While it was previously revealed Woody Harrelson would play an enemy colonel, this new description reveals how Planet of the Apes will expand beyond battle. Caesar going on a “mythic quest” makes it sound almost like a simian Arthurian saga.

Hopefully we’ll learn even more about War for the Planet of the Apes during the New York Comic Con special event scheduled for Oct. 6 at the Regal E-Walk Theater in New York.

War for the Planet of the Apes, the long-awaited sequel to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, will be out in theaters July 14, 2017.


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