First 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Trailer Released (Video)

Andy Serkis reprises his role as genetically evolved primate Caesar in the sequel, which hits theaters in July.

20th Century Fox on Wednesday released the first trailer for its sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

Andy Serkis reprises his role as Caesar the ape, while Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke, Judy Greer and Keri Russell also star.

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In the sequel, Caesar's growing nation of genetically evolved apes 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.

The movie is a sequel to 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which took in $481.8 million at the worldwide box office.

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is set to hit theaters July 11.

  • Kimberly Nordyke