First Look: Caesar in War Paint from 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'

July 22, 2013
Source: Collider


The war has begun. This is already one of my most anticipated movies of 2014 and we've barely seen much from it since they only started shooting a few weeks ago. Fox has released the very first rendered photo of Caesar, played once again by Andy Serkis, from the sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes directed by Matt Reeves. They brought a tease of the movie to Comic-Con and showed us some footage, which ended with this shot seen below. It shows Caesar holding up his hand, ready to attack with a pack of apes behind him. As soon as he drops his arm, they all leap and it cuts. Perfect tease. Love the war paint, he looks pissed.

Our first look at the new Caesar in Matt Reeves' Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, found in full via Collider:

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes First Look

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 11th, 2014 next summer.

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Reader Feedback - 11 Comments


My hope for this movie: - better storyline than in part 1 of the rebooted franchise - no james franco (seems to be the case) - needs much better cgi for the apes, I was annoyed how bad/unreal (plasticy) they looked (I never got the argument of many critics and viewers who praised its realistic look)

thechillerdewd on Jul 22, 2013


It was only that money shot with Caesar gaining sentience. That was truly amazing. WETA is still gaining its sea legs. I still think ILM still reigns supreme.

DAVIDPD on Jul 22, 2013


Much better CGI? Really.

CGIExpert on Jul 22, 2013


Yes really... To me the apes in Tim Burtons iteration were more believable.

thechillerdewd on Jul 22, 2013


Look at those forearms! Looks great.

DAVIDPD on Jul 22, 2013


Glad to see they had Caesar age since the last movie. Looking forward to more badass gorillas and smartass orangs!

JBrotsis on Jul 22, 2013


The sets they built here in downtown New Orleans were pretty incredible. Looking forward to it as well!

Derek Scontrino on Jul 22, 2013


Andy Serkis is a genius.

truong18 on Jul 22, 2013


So are the technical crew and graphics artists who complete the performance of that actor/CGI character.

cobrazombie on Jul 22, 2013


Saw Project Him the other day and couldn't believe how strong they are compared to us, even a young primate could make me his b*tech.

mooreworthy on Jul 22, 2013


The reboot was a pleasant surprise, I really enjoyed it. I hope this sequel is at least as good. This picture sure looks promising.

DavideCoppola on Jul 23, 2013

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