Published On: Mon, May 8th, 2017

‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ photos preview the battle, Woody Harrelson suited up

As part of their Summer Movie Preview, Entertainment Weekly  and Yahoo Movies debuted new photos from 20th Century Fox’s War for the Planet of the Apes featuring new looks at Woody Harrelson as The Colonel alongside a human-favoring gorilla, Caesar leading the apes into battle and an apes gathering around their leader.

After the rise and the dawn comes the war. The battle lines are drawn as apes, led by grizzled veteran Caesar (Andy Serkis), and humans, headed by Harrelson, clash in one final skirmish to decide the future of the planet formerly known as Earth.

Director Matt Reeves returns and told the outlet that Harrelson’s the arrival of the near-psychotic Colonel “It finally cracks Caesar. It sets him on a revenge mission. The movie goes from being this grand war movie to an almost Josey Wales-like Western.”

Reeves expands on their dynamic a bit further by likening it to the one shared by Alec Guinness’ British Commander and Sessue Hayakawa’s prison camp Colonel in 1957’s Bridge on the River Kwai, which certainly suggests some madness.

Check out new photos below.

The third new film in the Apes prequel series also stars Judy Greer (Cornelia), Steve Zahn (Bad Ape), Terry Notary (Rocket), Max Lloyd-Jones (Blue Eyes), Amiah Miller (Nova) and Karin Konoval (Maurice).

War for the Planet of the Apes arrives in theaters on July 14.


War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

Here’s the final synopsis: 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.

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