WATCH: War for the Planet of the Apes trailer

The next installment in the rebooted Planet of the Apes franchise arrives this summer, and 20th Century Fox has just dropped the first trailer.

While the rebooted Apes movies can’t match the iconic 1968 “Planet of the Apes” movie, the new franchise is light years ahead of the old in terms of story and quality (I won’t say special effects because OF COURSE THEY ARE). Andy Serkis’s portrayal of Caesar is phenomenal. He deserves an Oscar.

“War for the Planet of the Apes” stars Serkis and franchise newcomer Woody Harrelson, and follows the events of 2014’s “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” which saw peace between apes and humans broken, and a final war on the horizon. Caesar, played again by Serkis, and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel (Harrelson). The movie is directed by Matt Reeves and is scheduled to hit theaters July 14.

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