Great New DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Stills

Several new images from Matt Reeves' upcoming follow up to Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes have popped up on line, featuring new looks at Caesar (Any Serkis) and his simian pals, as well as some of the human characters played by Gary Oldman and Jason Clarke.

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"Caesar not only has a wife, but also an infant son and a teenage son," says Andy Serkis. "This film centers around the notion of family — the survival of the family and what lengths you would go to to protect them when life is extremely hard and tough." There's much more over at USA Today, sop be sure to click the link at the bottom of the page.


Andy Serkis (who portrays Caesar) says there was an "ensemble cast" of other actors portraying primates in the film, all using motion-capture performances in outside locations such as New Orleans and the woods of Vancouver. In this story the apes have a major advantage: They don't need the creature comforts the humans require.

It turns out there are humans left in the world. The apes are dealing with their anti-human issues while the humans are in need of electrical power on the apes' land. "In this story we are dealing with the razor's edge of peace," says director Matt Reeves. "Caesar struggles with the question of peace and how do you act as a father and a leader."

Caesar (Andy Serkis) is not fond of guns in 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.' He's trying to be a leader. "Caesar's ethos is that apes do not like guns," says Serkis. "He's trying to find a peaceful accord with the humans who show up. He's an empathetic character."

The highly intelligent ape Caesar (Andy Serkis) is the leader of the ape nation in 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.' Through the first part of the movie (out July 11), it seems clear that humans have been wiped out by a deadly virus.

Gary Oldman in 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.' Things are not looking good for the humans, who are lacking electricity. The apes have the capability of hydro power on their land in Muir Woods. "The big question of the story is can they coexist?" says director Matt Reeves.

Koba (Toby Kebbell) has a strong hatred for humans after his time in captivity, but he respects Caesar's leadership.


Caesar (Andy Serkis) and Koba (Toby Kebbell) have had their differences. But Caesar has proven to be the alpha male.  "All of the apes follow Caesar with tremendous allegiance and respect," says Reeves. "He is their king and sort of their father."


A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Let Me In), from a screenplay written by Mark Bomback, Scott Z. Burns, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. The cast includes: Andy Serkis (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey), Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty, Public Enemies, The Great Gatsby), Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight Rises, The Harry Potter film series), Keri Russell (The Americans, Mission Impossible III), Toby Kebbell (The Prince of Persia, Wrath of the Titans, Rock N Rolla), Kodi Smit-McPhee (Let Me In, ParaNorman), Enrique Murciano (Traffic, Black Hawk Down), Kirk Acevedo (The Thin Red Line) and Judy Greer (The Descendants, Three Kings, 13 Going on 30). The film hits theaters July 11, 2014
Source: USA Today
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SuperCat - 4/9/2014, 5:02 AM
Love that first pic.
SuperCat - 4/9/2014, 5:05 AM
MrCBM56 - 4/9/2014, 5:06 AM
Some of the best CGI in recent years. I can't wait for this movie. The first one was damn there a 10/10
Doopie - 4/9/2014, 5:08 AM
[frick]ing chimp army is a scary prospect
Doopie - 4/9/2014, 5:08 AM
only topped by zombie chimp army i think
batmanvsuperman - 4/9/2014, 5:13 AM
Cant wait and supercat that chimpanzee is gone ape shit or chimp shit I should say
SuperCat - 4/9/2014, 5:20 AM
LOL @ savag3410

Yep. Ape sh*t!
whoa123 - 4/9/2014, 5:23 AM
That CGI is fantastic! Can't wait for this!
Scarilian - 4/9/2014, 5:24 AM
The problem with these movies is that none of the human characters are actually likeable - so you just want to see them get slaughtered. Sadly we never see that as they've skipped the ape/human war that the previous film ended on and gone straight into the set-up of ape's hunting humans.

So not really interested in seeing this one - as it feels pretty much like they'll just portray Caeser as a 'father trying to protect his young' and kill him off allowing for his teenage son to be the villain for the next film. Feels too planned out for me... =/
marvel72 - 4/9/2014, 5:24 AM
yeah love pretty much all of the planet of the apes movies,can't wait to see the next trailer & more importantly the movie.
Tempo - 4/9/2014, 5:27 AM
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Lawliet - 4/9/2014, 5:30 AM
the [frick]ing CGI is great!
ManCalledSting - 4/9/2014, 5:34 AM
Tempo: I thought the same thing! Looks great though.

On a sad note, James Hellwig, aka Warrior, aka the Ultimate Warrior, died yesterday at 54, just days after his HoF induction, and his first appearance on Raw in like 18 years. He is survived by his lovely wife, and two young daughters. Very sad news.
Alfredo27 - 4/9/2014, 5:37 AM
too bad they cant CGI the humans clothes to not look brand new.
GodzillaKart - 4/9/2014, 5:38 AM
@SuperCat: Holy Shit! Best gif on the internets!
micvalpro - 4/9/2014, 5:39 AM
R. I. P. ULTIMATE WARRIOR!!!!!!!!!
Supermandatory - 4/9/2014, 5:40 AM
I love when a new director takes over an existing successful franchise and manages to make it better (Russo Bros, Francis Lawrence).. From the looks of it Matt Reeves might out do Rupert Wyatt..
Jwe75 - 4/9/2014, 5:44 AM
McGee - 4/9/2014, 5:59 AM
GUNSMITH - 4/9/2014, 6:04 AM
THEY SEEM TO BE GROWING I THINK, AT FIRST I THOUGHT OH ITS JUST BECAUSE THEY'RE STANDING UP STRAIGHTER BUT THEY LOOK LIKE THEYRE GETTING TALLER

Lozzy - 4/9/2014, 6:23 AM
This movie is looking to be really good. Hopefully it can match the first one.
Gusto - 4/9/2014, 7:28 AM
Not on Battle Goat's watch, Apes!

Maia87 - 4/9/2014, 8:47 AM
Beware the bigfoot.
ALmazing - 4/9/2014, 8:54 AM
Amazing, can't wait for this movie.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 4/9/2014, 9:15 AM
Nothing less than badass
KidGoku - 4/9/2014, 10:54 AM
I just realized that we have yet to hear the Apes talk yet. Can't wait for this!
TheSoulEater - 4/9/2014, 12:06 PM
LET IT BEGIN!!!!
RetroFit - 4/9/2014, 12:24 PM
The first one was excellent and very innovative for a franchise that's already seen a recent rehash. I'm looking forward to what they do with this one.
SecretWarrior - 4/9/2014, 12:33 PM
Get your stinking paws off me you Damn dirty ape!


This line needs to be in the movie lol. That one or...

"You blew It up! Damn you! Damn you all to he'll!"
MrCameron - 4/9/2014, 2:56 PM
So [frick]ing excited for this movie! Seriously I have a feeling that its gonna be The Dark Knight of the Planet of the Apes sage! :D
earzmundo - 4/9/2014, 3:08 PM
TWS. that shit was the tits. this and gojira give me feels too
MightyZeus - 4/9/2014, 6:07 PM
Apes with guns now the human's are indeed screwed. I'm really looking forward to DOTPOTA since Rise of the Planet of the Apes was amazing to watch and it was a perfect way to reboot the franchise.

Eol - 4/9/2014, 11:32 PM
Holy crap that CGI looks great! Is this done by WETA?
TheDemonsHead - 4/10/2014, 5:42 AM
Movie of the year


For gods sake Caeser is holdin a [frick]in shotgun, how much realer does it get?


Well if he was wielding a samurai sword it'd be realer but a gun is ok lol
case - 4/10/2014, 7:16 PM
Rad. I reckon we're gonna see some monkey war here. Damn dirty apes!

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