Last night at the NYCC panel for 20th Century Fox and director Matt Reeves highly anticipated sequel War for the Planet of the Apes fans and media folks were treated to an incredible first look trailer of the new film. While the teaser trailer has not been released to the public yet, hopefully by weekends end, fingers crossed. We do however have couple detailed descriptions of the footage for you guys and gals.
Check out the descriptions below and sound off in the comments section with your thoughts. Stay tuned for more awesome New York Comic-Con news all weekend long!
"The trailer opens with a wooden bridge made behind a waterfall, we hear some military chatter over walkie-talkies. The footage then cuts to military personnel in spec-ops outfits and rifles with green laser sights walking crouched in a cave, the military chatter over comms continues. They are then attacked by Caesar, who takes them all out. The person on the other end of the radio wants the squad to report in, Caesar picks up the line to listen. The trailer cuts back outside on the bridge, where another guard is looking around. Caesar comes out of the cave and lunges at the guard. Cut to action montage in the snow, voice-over from Woody Harrelson’s colonel character. The brief action showcases the film will definitely have grand war scenes, with humans in tanks, apes on horseback with guns, the whole deal. Final shot is Caesar kneeling before the colonel who places a gun against Caesar’s forehead. Harrelson’s voice-over continues saying “If humans should lose the war, this will truly become a planet of apes.” (Fantastic ‘he said the title’ moment)."
Here's a second more detailed description of more footage some the same:
"In the scene, Caesar (Andy Serkis), joined by Maurice (Karin Konoval), Rocket (Terry Notary), and a new gorilla character are on horseback – until they come upon a small cabin in a clearing. As they dismount, they encounter a man carrying firewood. Rocket, Caesar, and the gorilla train their guns on the man (Maurice isn’t armed) and the man cautiously moves to set down his firewood – but reaches back for his own weapon and his shot dead by Caesar on the spot (to the shock of the other apes). The apes then investigate the cabin for other threats and scavenge what they can for their journey – until Maurice finds a young girl (roughly ten years old) hiding in the back of the cabin. He hands the girl her doll and attempts to comfort the frightened kid – discovering that the girl is mute. As the apes prepare to leave, the girl comes out to find her father dead and Maurice requests they take her with them (suggesting she will not survive alone). Caesar disagrees but when Maurice refuses to leave without the girl, he concedes. The final shot of the scene shows the apes riding their horses along the coast, the girl with her arms wrapped around Maurice, and Caesar looking on them with brief annoyance before moving to the front of the group."
War for the Planet of the Apes opens July 14, 2017.