(Written for Filmoria)

Woody Harrelson has landed a key role in the sequel to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, it has been announced this week, and will square off against Andy Serkis‘ Caesar as the human villain in the 2017 instalment.

Directed by Matt Reeves, plot details for War of the Planet of the Apes have been kept under wraps at the minutes, but it has been reported that Harrelson will play a character called Colonel. Sounds villainous enough, right? Reeves has also previously teased that the next film would see Caesar becoming a Moses-type seminal figure in ape history, who leads his people through the war he fought so hard to prevent.

Reeves returns as director after his efforts in 2014’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, with screenwriter Mark Bomback also returning for this third instalment in the successful Planet of the Apes reboot.

Harrelson, most recently known for his roles in the first series of True Detective and The Hunger Games series, will make a brilliant addition to the cast, and hopefully there will be a lot more news to come about this film over the next couple of months.

War of the Planet of the Apes is set to be released on 14th July, 2017.

(Source: Collider)