Although the 2017 premiere of War for the Planet of the Apes is still a distant speck on the horizon, anticipation for the third film in the rebooted franchise is already brewing. To help with the wait, the official logo for the sequel has been revealed, along with a promise of a special announcement in the near future.

Unveiled by director Matt Reeves on Twitter, the official logo for War for the Planet of the Apes (formerly known as War of the Planet of the Apes) comes accompanied by the news that there will be a "special announcement" regarding the upcoming movie during this Sunday night's episode of The Walking Dead, which airs at 9:00pm EST on AMC.

Whether or not the special announcement is a glimpse of a teaser trailer, an actual full teaser video, or the announcement that the first trailer will be shown in the previews at Star Wars: The Force Awakens screenings remains to be seen. We'll find out for sure when the walkers take over the small screen on Sunday night.

War for the Planet of the Apes is slated for a July 14th, 2017 release by 20th Century Fox. Directed and co-written (with Mark Bomback) by Dawn of the Planet of the Apes director Reeves, the second sequel (of the reboot series) will once again star Andy Serkis as ape leader Caesar and Judy Greer as chimpanzee Cornelia.

The film will also star Woody Harrelson as the human villain known as "The Colonel", as well as Steve Zahn in an unknown role. Additionally, the film's cast includes Gabriel Chavarria, Karin Konoval, Aleks Paunovic, Sara Canning, James Pizziniato, Mercedes de la Zerda, Terry Notary, Amiah Miller and Max Lloyd-Jones. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more details.

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