‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Trailer to Debut Soon – Possibly with ‘The Hobbit’

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Caesar Andy Serkis in Rise of the Planet of the Apes Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Trailer to Debut Soon   Possibly with The Hobbit

Rise of the Planet of the Apes is a movie that is worth watching just for the effects, but succeeds on many levels beyond that. With a significant chunk of the story told with no dialogue at all, the film graduates from a story about humans to a story about Caesar (Andy Serkis) and other intelligent apes, effectively foreshadowing the fate of planet Earth as seen in the 1968 film Planet of the Apes.

Matt Reeves’ sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is set ten years after the end of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, with Caesar now a family man (sort of) with a wife (Judy Greer) and child as well as a fledgling ape nation looking to him for guidance, which means there’s potential to spend a lot more time with the ape characters this time around.

Now it seems that there might not be too much longer to wait before we get a look at the older Caesar, not to mention the new human characters played by Gary Oldman and Jason Clarke. Coming Soon reports that the trailer for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has now been given a rating and “should be coming soon.” The film isn’t out until next summer, but it would make sense to start building hype for it during the very busy box office month of December, which means that we’ll likely be seeing Caesar on the big screen once again before the month is out.

Performance capture for Rise of the Planet of the Apes Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Trailer to Debut Soon   Possibly with The Hobbit

Of course, this won’t be the first time that footage from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has been viewed by the public eye. Those who were in attendance at Comic-Con this year may have seen the teaser that was shown there, featuring a war-painted Caesar meeting with members of the dwindling human race. The Simian Flu – as the laboratory-cooked virus that was unleashed upon the world has been dubbed – has left humanity fighting to survive in a post-civilization world, alongside the rising nation of apes led by Caesar.

If the first full trailer is ready to go then chances are very good that it will debut before The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug later this month. Peter Jackson’s fantasy adventure is already set to herald the arrival of trailers for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Christopher Nolan’s new sci-fi Interstellar, making it an ideal choice to ensure that the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes trailer reaches a wide audience of fantasy and sci-fi fans. If this is the case, then The Desolation of Smaug might be worth seeing for the trailers alone.


Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is out in theaters on July 18th, 2014.

Source: Coming Soon

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  1. Can’t wait for it to hit the internet, the first one was great.

  2. I’ll give this flick a watch. The first one was OK (first one with Andy Serkis). The original Planet of the Apes with Charleton Heston was one of the best science fiction movies ever made in my opinion!

    • Agreed about Hestons one,the ending stays with you.But I really like the new one as well,the bridge scene was epic.

  3. I absolutely loved Rise of the Planet of the Apes. One of my favorite movies of that year. Wasn’t expecting much to be honest. Really looking forward to the next installment.

  4. i was hoping Franco or Pinto might show up somehow on a flashback or Ceasar remembering them

  5. Im happy and excited to hear about all these trailers being released this month, but the one trailer I’m REALLY looking forward to has not yet been confirmed: GODZILLA!!!

    In my opinion they sure are starting to cut their marketing close. This, Spider-man AND Interstellar are all getting trailers SOON and all are being released AFTER Godzilla.

    • That’s why I assumed Godzilla would show before The Hobbit rather than Interstellar. We only have 3 months until release.

      • correction: a little over 5 months until release.

        • I thought it was March?

          Hold on, lemme go check…

          Yeah, May 16. Did they push it back then?

          • Nope, it has always been may haha. I think you might be thinking of the filming date. it started filming in march of this year.

  6. Too soon by a couple of weeks if the news is leaking out now…I think it will be shown before 47 Ronin.