After debuting at 20th Century Fox's CinemaCon presentation today, the studio released a sensational new trailer for War for the Planet of the Apes — the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise — as well a new poster.
The poster features Caesar, the leader of the apes, with Nova, a young human girl played by Amiah Miller, strapped to his back. Its tagline reads: "FOR FREEDOM. FOR FAMILY. FOR THE PLANET."
"The movie is a real tour-de-force, I think, for Andy and Matt Reeves," Judy Greer, who plays Cornelia in the series, told We Got It Covered. "I have not seen it yet. I read the script. We’ve all seen the trailer now. I saw it before you guys did. That was fun to brag to my husband. I was like, “Guess what I saw at work today, motherf--ker?” [laughs] It’s just going to be epic and amazing. I feel very strongly that if Andy Serkis does not get an Oscar nomination for his role in this I will lose my faith in the system."
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.
The cast features Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Amiah Miller, Karin Konoval, Judy Greer, and Terry Notary.
It is being directed by Matt Reeves (The Batman), based on a script he co-wrote with Mark Bomback. It is produced by Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark, Rick Jaffa, and Amanda Silver .