‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ director Matt Reeves on that emotional ending — and where the story goes now

WARNING: Major spoilers about “War for the Planet of the Apes” ahead. Seriously, DO NOT READ THIS until you’ve seen the movie, or you’ll be a monkey’s uncle.

In the run-up to last week’s release of “War of the Planet of the Apes,” trailers and billboards promised an epic climax to the sci-fi-action series with the foreboding but rather cryptic tagline: “Witness the End.”

The end of what, though?

Some loyal fans of the franchise had an inkling of where things might be heading — and took to social media in advance of the movie’s release to express their fears.

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