A newly-released clip from War for the Planet of the Apes shows Caesar (Andy Serkis) questioning whether or not he’s still a hero as he seeks revenge against a nemesis who took everything away from him.
War for the Planet of the Apes is the concluding chapter in the trilogy made up of it, 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and 2014’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. All three movies revolve around Caesar, a Chimpanzee that was born to a genetically-enhanced mother who served as a test subject to an experimental drug meant to counteract mental illness. Caesar found a way to spread the drug’s effects to a colony of Chimpanzees and led an ape-led civilization as a global cataclysm destroyed much of the human race. Caesar then tried to establish peace between a group of surviving humans and his apes, but things fell apart when another ape named Koba – who hated humanity – was able to overthrow Caesar for a time. Caesar later killed Koba and returned to power, but by that point, any hopes of peace between humans and apes were destroyed. When Caesar’s home is attacked and most of his family is killed by an insane colonel, he begins a personal quest of vengeance that makes him question if he’s a monster like Koba – or, indeed, the man he seeks to kill.
A clip showing an extended scene from the movie has been revealed by Twentieth Century Fox:
War for the Planet of the Apes will be released on Digital HD on October 10 and then 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD on October 24. The film’s cast includes Andy Serkis as Caesar, Woody Harrelson as Colonel McCullough, Amiah Miller as Nova, Gabriel Chavarria as Preacher, Chad Rook as Boyle, Steve Zahn as “Bad Ape”, Karin Konoval as Maurice, Terry Notary as Rocket, Judy Greer as Cornelia, Max Lloyd-Jones as Blue Eyes, Ty Olsson as Rex, Michael Adamthwaite as Luca, Aleks Paunovic as Winter, Alessandro Juliani as Spear, and Sara Canning in an unspecified role.
8 Reasons Matt Reeves Is The Perfect Director For ‘The Batman’
Batman is a special character and he deserves a special director. He’s had a few through his cinematic lifetime but the most recent addition to the pantheon of Batman directors is one that should excite any fan. Matt Reeves will take the helm of the Ben Affleck-led solo Batman film, tentatively titled The Batman, after Affleck himself vacated the chair to focus on his role.
Reeves made his directorial debut in 2008 on the viral-marketed hit Cloverfield, produced by his childhood friend and frequent colleague J.J. Abrams (which has now spawned an anthology franchise) and made a career hopping from beloved property to beloved property. He remade the hit foreign film Let the Right One In as Let Me In in 2010 and was briefly attached to direct The Twilight Zone film before taking the reins of the rebooted Planet of the Apes series with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes in 2014. He returned for the third film, War of the Planet of the Apes, which he is currently in post-production on for a July 14 release this summer.
Reeves is an established name, by dint of his relationships and resume, but he is nonetheless an inspired choice to shepherd one of pop culture’s most venerable characters. His movies are often very dramatic, even sensitive, in way that conveys emotional vulnerability, a powerful tool for maintaining audiences’ suspension of disbelief in the face of the fantastic or ridiculous. His habit of remaking or rebooting properties also makes him comfortable with how to balance the old with the new and, best of all, how to fuse both into something that is both highly personal and very accessible. For more reasons why Reeves is the perfect director for The Batman, click Next!