'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Reveals Cool Online Comic Prequel
by Ethan Anderton
July 19, 2013
Fox's panel for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes won't arrive until Saturday, and the film's release was pushed back until July of 2014 instead of earlier in the summer. But for fans who can't wait to get more from the new prequel franchise based on the classic film Planet of the Apes, Fox has just released a cool online prequel comic. That's right, it's a prequel, to the sequel of the prequel Rise of the Planet of the Apes. It basically serves to fill the gap of time that will have passed between the first film and the sequel as the simian virus has wiped out most of the human population, leaving the apes to flourish. See the comic below!
Here's the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes prequel comic Before the Dawn (click to see the rest):
Here's the current synopsis available: A group of scientists in San Francisco struggle to stay alive in the aftermath of a plague that is wiping out humanity, while Caesar tries to maintain dominance over his community of intelligent apes. Besides Clarke, the cast includes Judy Greer as Cornelia, plus Gary Oldman, Keri Russell and Kodi Smit-McPhee. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is the sequel to Rupert Wyatt's revival of the sci-fi franchise Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Directing is Matt Reeves, of Let Me In and Cloverfield previously, from a screenplay written by Mark Bomback, Scott Z. Burns, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. 20th Century Fox has Dawn of the Planet of the Apes scheduled for release on July 18th, 2014 next summer.