One of the great surprises for me in 2011 was the reboot and origin story to the “Planet of the Apes” franchise.  Rise of the Planet of the Apes featured a monumental performance from the still unrecognized Andy Serkis, and cracked my top ten films of 2011.

The next installment, titled Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, is scheduled to be released on July 11 and will star Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty), Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight), Judy Greer (The Descendants), Keri Russell (FX’s “The Americans”), and Kodi-Smit McPhee (Let Me In).  Critics Choice Movie Award nominee Serkis will reprise his motion-capture role as Caesar.  The film is directed by Matt Reeves and is written by Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, and Mark Bomback.

New images have debuted online highlighting the intelligent apes in a full-fledged war with the human race.

Check them out down below:

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