‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Trailer: That’s The Law Of Nature

New War of the Planet of the Apes trailer, folks! Red hot! Damn red hot. The third installment of the sneakily successful and enjoyable franchise drops this July, and I’m excited for it.


War for the Planet of the Apes is a movie that is very aware that the story it’s telling is the creation myth of 1968’s Planet of the Apes. And in this new trailer, multiple elements are propelling the story toward the human-ape confrontation that we know leads to a Planet of Apes.

In addition to Caesar’s (Andy Serkiss) own growth into a leader and becoming something like a legend in his own time, we also get glimpses of Bad Ape (Steve Zahn) explaining that there’s something out there that’s making the humans dumber while the apes get smarter, and more time with the little girl named Nova (Amiah Miller, playing the same character Linda Harrison played in Planet of the Apes).