As a major fan of the entire Planet of the Apes franchise, 's remake notwithstanding, I cannot wait for ' Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. What I loved most about 's Rise of the Planet of the Apes was that it reached back into canon and used 1972's Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, my absolutely favorite, as its basis. From all indications, it appears Dawn is going to now pull from the next film in the classic series: Battle for the Planet of the Apes; in which the last pockets of humanity attempt to rebel against ape rule.
What that means for ' Caesar, the motion-captured ape lead, is that he must be considerably older than he was in Rise. To wit, the official Twitter account for the film posted our first look at the aged version of Caesar. What I really like about this image is that Caesar doesn't just look older, he looks haggard and battle-worn. Hell yes!
What do you think?