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War for the Planet of the Apes trailer sets the stage for a massive battle

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Caesar wants his revenge

20th Century Fox has released the first full-length trailer for its upcoming War for the Planet of the Apes film after releasing a quick teaser earlier this year at New York Comic-Con.

Sticking as close to the title of the film as possible, the trailer sets the stage for an all out war between the advanced ape species, led by Caesar (Andy Serkis), and humans. The biggest takeaway is just how important the fight is to the continuation of humans as the dominant species.

Woody Harrelson, who plays a character simply named Colonel, states at the end of the trailer that if humanity loses the war against Caesar and his army, “it will be a planet of apes.”

War for the Planet of the Apes, which is directed by Matt Reeves (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Cloverfield) and stars Judy Greer alongside Harrelson, hits theaters July 14, 2017.