When the Planet of the Apes franchise was rebooted with Rise of the Planet of the Apes, we were actually all pleasantly surprised to see that the movie worked on a number of levels. It wasn’t a perfect picture but the film managed to reboot the franchise in a fitting way and the sequel looks to be packed with even more action and emotion.
The first new trailer for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes hit the internet on Wednesday and so far everything we’ve seen from the movie suggests that we’re in for one heck of a ride the second time around.
Just like the first film, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has a pretty impressive cast that is headlined by Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Jason Clarke and, of course, Andy Serkis.
So far Serkis hasn’t been able to break the mold of the Oscars and secure an acting nomination for a CGI performance, but he’s getting dangerously close and this may be the movie that does it. Part of the charm of the first film was watching Serkis bring to life an animated ape that we actually cared about more than the real life actors.
Serkis is back for the sequel and his role as Caesar may finally prove to everyone that he’s one of the finest actors working today. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes hits theaters on July 11, 2014.