First Teaser Trailer For 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Hits; Caesar And The Apes Take The Humans To War

Back in 2011, Rupert Wyatt's reboot of the classic Planet of the Apes franchise 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes', proved to be a success and revived the series, and now we have it's successor 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'. Taking place ten years post the release of the viral ALZ-113, the human world is at it's knees. Apparently majority of the population began to die off, while the others fought one another and the apes for survival. With Wyatt now being replaced by director Matt Reeves (Cloverfield), and none of the first film's cast returning (With the exception of Andy Serkis), there's been a lot anticipation as the sequel nears it's release. Now we finally get our first look at the film, and the return of Caesar himself. 

Here's the teaser trailer for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes:
This trailer basically shows us very little of any actual footage; a forest destroyed, Commissioner Gordon getting grumpy,  people running from a tank. But the most interesting part of the trailer is actually seeing the apes themselves, Caesar most of all. No longer that happy joyful monkey we once saw playing with James Franco, but now more of a torn war like figure, wearing war paint and leading an army of apes once again into battle. But the question is, battle against who? The humans are at an all time low, and the way the apes are looking, it could possibly be a massive blow out, so could the humans possibly be getting some help from ape allies?
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes definitely has a lot going for it despite it's distance from it's successful predecessor, and it seems much more somber tone that suits the survivor and war focused plot well. While fans may be concerned that the film will suffer from the absence of the first film's impressive cast members such as Franco, Frieda Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire), Tom Felton (Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2) David Oyelowo (Jack Reacher), and John Lithgow (Interstellar), rest assured that the new film has quite the ensemble of it's own. With veteran actor Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight Rises) seemingly playing a key role, and Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty) and Keri Russell (The Americans) as the film's leads, it should enough to keep fans at ease.
Director Matt Reeves has already described the film as a much more personal story for Caesar's character, who will apparently be leading the entire civilization of apes, and will reportedly even have a love interest (Played by Judy Greer) and family in the film. Given that the apes have now evolved into genetically enhanced beings, we can expect them to now have complete dialogue in the film, which is an endeavor that hasn't been attempted on screen since Tim Burton's 2001 film (And we all remember how that went). None the less, Reeves seems to have a good grip on what made the Apes franchise so successful in the first place, and will hopefully give us characters equally as in impressive on both the human and apes side of the spectrum. Below are the all new posters for the film which feature Caesar and other apes who's identities are still unknown:
So what do you think of the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes teaser trailer? Do you think it'll be better or worse than the first film? Sound off below.