10 sci-fi movies coming out in 2017 we can't wait to see

Dust off that lightsaber and get ready for a thrilling year of science fiction at the cinema.

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'War for the Planet of the Apes'

Directed by American Matt Reeves, "War for the Planet of the Apes" continues the story of the fall of humanity after a pandemic and the rise of an intelligent new species of ape. Starring British star Andy Serkis and American actor Woody Harrelson, the film will reportedly balance its dark storyline with some surprising levity.

"The movie has heightened everything and we have a tremendous amount of humor, which you haven't had in either of the previous films," Reeves said during a press event.

Laughter aside, "War" is shaping up to be the most confrontational of the "Apes" trilogy, with Caesar and his ape colony going head-to-head with the last remaining stronghold of humans.

We'll find out who ultimately wins and inherits the Earth on July 14, 2017.

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