20th Century Fox has just released a New York Comic-Con Digital Billboard for War for the Planet of the Apes in Times Square! In 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. While we await the first footage, this is the ominous warning Caesar gives on this NYCC exclusive.
“You must stop before fighting begins. I’m sorry. War has begun.
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.
Matt Reeves returns to direct after helping the box office success story that was Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Andy Serkis leads an all-star cast, returning as the ape Caesar. Also included in the cast are Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Judy Greer, Karin Konoval, Amiah Miller, Terry Notary.
The first footage from War for the Planet of the Apes is expected to debut tonight. Matt Reeves will be coming to the Javits center along with producer Dylan Clark and actor Andy Serkis, to celebrate NYCC 2016. They will be showing off some behind-the-scenes footage and a trailer is expected as well, but not confirmed. The panel is happening on Thursday, October 6 at 8:30. The footage will be shown off at the Regal E-Walk Theater. Andy Serkis will be back in town Friday night for a career retrospective that is happening October 7 at 3pm inside the theater at Madison Square Garden. He will be talking about his groundbreaking work in the Apes movies while also participating in a fan Q&A.
War for the Planet of the Apes is written by Mark Bomback and Matt Reeves. It is a sequel to the 2014 film Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and the third installment in the Planet of the Apes reboot series. You can take a look at the digital billboard courtesy of 20th Century Fox. We also have a new promotional image from the billboard.