It was announced today that the first footage from the sequel will be unveiled at New York Comic-Con, with director Matt Reeves, star Andy Serkis, and producer Dylan Clark sharing a first look at the film on Thursday, October 6th.
The first official synopsis for War for the Planet of the Apes has also been unveiled:
In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins this own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.
Aided by absolutely stunning motion-capture technology, Rise of the Planet of the Apes offered up a compelling origin story for Caesar and the eventual rise of the Apes. And now with War for the Planet of the Apes, it appears we’ll get to see the turning point in the war that finally tips the apes in favor of the humans.
Be on the lookout for the first look at footage or imagery from the film soon as the NYCC panel kicks off next week. War for the Planet of the Apes opens in theaters on July 14, 2017.