Preview – War for the Planet of the Apes

War for the Planet of the Apes

Andy Serkis stars as the aptly named super-intelligent ape leader, Caesar, in the award-winning final instalment of the Planet of the Apes reboot trilogy; War for the Planet of the Apes.

Serkis’ Caesar is rivalled this time by Woody Harrelson’s pro-human, battle-hardened baddie, The Colonel. Steve Zahn joins the cast as the hilarious, ape-refugee, Bad Ape, and Gabriel Chavarria plays Preacher, a lieutenant under the Colonel. Newcomer Amiah Miller, Toby Kebbel and Ty Olsson all feature elsewhere.

Two year on from the events of the previous film, Caesar and his colony of apes are thriving out in the forests outside of San Fransisco; their human oppressors have been forced back into a small pockets of civilisation thanks to the Simian flu epidemic and things are looking up for the apes. But when a splinter group of strongly anti-ape soldiers – led by the villainous Colonel – attack the tribe, Caesar and his inner circle realise that they are not as safe as they once thought.

With his family dead and his people captured by the Colonel’s forces, Caesar and his most loyal followers prepare for their final battle against the humans.


War for the Planet of the Apes – Saturday 10:20pm on Sky Cinema (Hits).