20th Century Fox has released the final trailer for upcoming sequel War for the Planet of the Apes and boy, does it look action-packed! At just under three minutes long, the clip boasts a heck of a lot of footage too... So much, in fact, that those wanting the film to be a complete surprise should think twice before they watch it.
But, let's face it, you're going to want to watch it, aren't you? It has explosions, military bases and grenade-wielding monkeys after all!
Well, if you do check it out, you'll see that Andy Serkis once again reprises his role as Caesar, a mentally evolved primate who wants nothing more than to live in peace with those who created him: humans. But when their existence is threatened and they suffer great losses throughout the tribe, he has no choice but to access his darker instincts and set out on a bloody mission to avenge his kind.
As in previous trailers, this latest teaser sees Caesar go up against Woody Harrelson's Colonel, a hardened soldier hell-bent on wiping all apes from the face of the Earth, out of fear that they might overthrow man. While the first instalment of the reboot series, released in 2011, concentrated on the creation of the super-intelligent titular animals; the 2014 follow-up detailed how the human population had drastically reduced in the 10 years since the deadly ALZ-112 virus heightened ape's abilities throughout the world.
Towards the end of that film, rumblings of a human rebellion emerged after Koba (Toby Kebbell), an ape with a strong hatred of people, usurped Caesar after shooting him and ordered his former followers to attack all men that they came across. Caesar warned that the humans would never forgive the apes for the assault, even though it was orchestrated by only one and as it turns out, he couldn't have been more accurate.
Directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield) and also featuring the voice talents of Terry Notary, Steve Zahn and Judy Greer, War for the Planet of the Apes is released in both UK and US cinemas on 14 July.