Following the recently released synopsis and motion poster, footage was shown for Matt Reeves’s War of the Planet of the Apes at New York Comic Con -and we’ve also got a description of the footage via our friends over at ScreenRant.
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Of course, there are spoilers below…
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 of the Planet of the Apes is directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield) and sees Andy Serkis return as Caesar and Judy Greer as Cornelia alongside Woody Harrleson (Zombieland), Steve Zahn (The Ridiculous 6) and Gabriel Chavarria (Low Riders)