As a title, Rise of the Planet of the Planet of the Apes was a little premature. The 2011 reboot, starring James Franco and Andy Serkis’s magic, was a stealth blockbuster, but the movie doesn’t exactly end with ape global supremacy.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, on the other hand, might be ready to deliver. In a new TV teaser that premiered during last night’s Walking Dead, we get to see apes riding horses – a notable visual touchstone for those who remember Charlton Heston’s first dust-up with the filthy apes.
It looks like a man-versus-ape world, with the latter poised to take over following years of human disease and civil war. “You know the scary thing about ‘em?” says the voiceover in the new teaser. “They don’t need power, lights, heat, nothing. That’s their advantage. That’s what makes them stronger.”
Watch the clip below:
Here’s the first trailer for the film, which arrives in theaters on July 11.