Screen Rant has premiered the first look at the upcoming comic book prequel to 20th Century Fox’s War for the Planet of the Apes from BOOM! Studios.
The king of motion capture, Andy Serkis, returns as Caesar in the third outing of Fox’s reboot of The Planet of the Apes franchise. The apes are left without a choice when a ruthless Colonel (Woody Harrelson) leads humanity into a war to take Earth back from the apes.
The new comic book prequel will take place in between the third installment of the franchise and the previous sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Here’s the official synopsis:
In this prequel to the upcoming blockbuster film from 20th Century Fox, San Francisco lies in ruin as the war for survival between man and ape rests on the shoulders of one solitary soul.
War for the Planet of the Apes #1 has been written by David F. Walker (Power Man and Iron Fist) with artwork from Jonas Scharf (Warlords of Appalachia) and will be available beginning July 12, 2014, two days before the film hits theaters.
You can check out both the standard cover by Mikhail Borulko as well as the subscriber variant cover by Jay Shaw debuted by Screen Rant below.
The film stars Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Judy Greer, Steve Zahn, Karin Konoval, Ty Olson, and Alessandro Juliani. Here’s the official 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.
War for the Planet of the Apes hits theaters July 14, 2017.
Source: Screen Rant
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