Watch War for the Planet of the Apes' first trailer and 6 gifs of amazing ape action

War for the Planet of the Apes finally has its first official trailer. You might have already guessed this from the title of the movie and the events of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (opens in new tab) (not to mention that New York Comic-Con teaser (opens in new tab)), but ape-human relations aren't doing so well. Woody Harrelson's Colonel and his militarized forces ride into battle to destroy Caesar's nascent society, lest Earth truly become a planet of… well, you know.

Spoiler alert: unless we're retconning Charlton "Stinkin' Paws" Heston out of the lore, here, Earth still will be the Planet of the Apes (you maniacs). But it might not get there under the moderating influence of Caesar, who wants peace and prosperity for his group rather than revenge on the humans who exploited and hunted them. Little do the encroaching military folks know how rotten of a move that would be for the future of both species.

But enough about politics. Let's zoom in on that ape action.

Your laser sights are no good here, human!

That look when bae catches you wiping out his species

Troop goals

F@#$ that tree in particular

This is all a bit Uruk-hai, isn't it?

Aw hell yeah, apeman

Directed by Matt Reeves and starring Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Judy Greer, and Steve Zahn, War for the Planet of the Apes will hit US theaters on July 14, 2017.

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