Watch: Woody Harrelson, Andy Serkis and Matt Reeves wage War For the Planet of the Apes

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Jun 30, 2017, 1:54 PM EDT (Updated)

Ready for war?

War for the Planet of the Apes brings the ongoing conflict between the evolved apes and what remains of humanity to a singular collision point. We’ve seen the film, and it’s a sensational climax to a template for how to properly do a reboot.

Director Matt Reeves is back for a second round of simian sci-fi after Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Andy Serkis returns as Caesar, and Woody Harrelson joins the action as Colonel McCullough, who's obsessed with taking out Caesar and reclaiming the human race’s status as top dog on Earth. While the movie has some incredible action sequences, it’s as moody as a classic western, with Caesar as contemplative as a grizzled gunslinger lingering on the mistakes of his past.

We got a chance to talk with Reeves, Serkis and Harrelson about the movie and its many themes, including the dynamic between Caesar and the Colonel ... indeed, two sides of the same coin.

Watch below, and stay tuned for more interviews from the War for the Planet of the Apes junket. The film opens on July 14.