"War for the Planet of the Apes" won't hit theaters before July. However, the trailer has just been released, and it is enough to draw high curiosity among fans. The trailer shows Caesar challenging Colonel in a striking manner.
Caesar, played by Andy Serkiss, says in the trailer that he has only one mission, that is to fight for the protection of apes. He says he did start the war. The official trailer was shown at the CinemaCon presentation on Thursday. The footage by 20th Century Fox presents a dark ambiance. It seems like the theme of the movie is also darker than its previous versions. The third installment of the "Planet of the Apes" is, however, on the same track as its predecessors in terms of the visual style.
According to Variety, the "War for the Planet of the Apes" trailer looks like "broodier" than what the previous films have offered. It appears to be a less action-centric movie with a serious subject matter. The trailer slowly builds up the momentum for the forthcoming human-ape confrontation. The story will probably move more around the conflict between Caesar and the Colonel.
When the Caesar tells Colonel that he offered them peace and mercy, Colonel seems sarcastic. "You talk about mercy?" he says. "No matter what you say, eventually you'd replace us. That's the law of nature."
The "War for the Planet of the Apes" trailer will introduce Nova, the mute young girl who becomes friends with apes. In the original 1968 film, it was Linda Harrison who played the adult Nova. This time, it will be Amiah Miller who is going to play the role.
The kind of future the original film predicted in 1968 is closer to reality in 2017. The makers of the movie must be quite aware of it. The Bad Ape, played by Steve Zahn, says at one point that there is something that is making human dumber and apes smarter. According to Gizmodo, it'll be interesting to see if Caesar proves in the movie why apes decide to stay with humans.