Rise of the Planet of the Apes kind of took everyone by surprise, and it all started at Comic Con back in 2011. So it makes sense that Fox would use this year’s Con as an outlet to give us the first look at the follow up film, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, which promises to bridge the new story into the classic Apes mythology.
Now, after the showing in San Diego, we get our first look at Caesar, the ape leader who appears to be in full on general mode this time out, commanding his forces with the same determination as his namesake. I’m stoked to check this movie out, and curious how closely it will remain the the classic POTA wheelhouse– since the nuclear explosion that wiped out humanity in the original has been replaced by a virus in the new movies, they obviously won’t be directly related. And the viral video below indicates they’re clearly keeping the focus on the outbreak at the end of Rise in the new movie chronology.
What do you think? Are you ready for a return to the new Planet of the Apes?