‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Trailer: Gary Oldman Rallies Humans, Caesar Attacks (Video)

20th Century Fox is releasing the next installment of its “Planet of the Apes” reboot on July 11

Last Updated: July 10, 2014 @ 7:43 PM

Gary Oldman appears to be rallying his human troops in the first trailer for “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” which ends with a menacing Caesar rallying his own.

The sequel to 2011 hit “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” takes place a decade after James Franco‘s character created super monkey Caesar (Andy Serkis), as well as a virus that wiped out most of humanity.

See photo: Caesar Rides Horseback in ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’

Director Matt Reeves’ considerably darker addition to the franchise follows a band of survivors — including Oldman, Jason Clarke and Keri Russell — who threaten primate rule. The two species 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.

So, anyone want to place a bet on mankind?

Didn’t think so.

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