In 3 weeks we’ll finally see what became of humans and the loveable chimp we know as Ceasar after the onslaught of the Simian Flu from ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes.’ To prepare us, however, Fox has released the final trailer for the film’s sequel titled ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.’
The film takes place 10 years after the virus that was released wiped out a majority of the human population and genetically evolved our simian counterparts at a rapid rate. At this point in time, apes and humans have been living separately, both trying to survive, but that soon changes.
While we’ve seen a lot of the footage before in previous trailers, it is entertaining none-the-less. Curiously, there are actually two versions of the final trailer. While the differences are miniscule (about 7 seconds worth), it’s still pretty cool to watch and worth watching both.
You can watch both trailers below followed by the movie’s synopsis :
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.
As you saw, there will be a lot to see in ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.’ While watching the trailer, you can’t help but notice the similarities of the film to a Shakespearean tragedy. On the one hand you have both Malcolm and Caesar both wanting peace for their families and their kind and on the other, there is Gary Oldman as Dreyfus who feels the humans need to take a stand to regain the superiority that was once theirs, motivated by the deaths of his sons that he blames the apes for. And like in all wars, it just takes one shot.
Who lives… who dies… who will survive to show up in a third film, we’ll have to wait and see. What we do know is that this film is one that should be on the must see list this summer!
‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ stars Jason Clarke, Andy Serkis, Gary Oldman, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Keri Russell, Tony Kebbell, and Judy Greer and will swing into theaters on July 11th.