Following the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes photo released earlier this week, Empire had debuted three more behind-the-scenes images, featuring Andy Serkis and Toby Kebbell in motion-capture suits as apes Caesar and Koba. We also get new shots featuring Jason Clarke as Malcolm and Keri Russell as Ellie, along with director Matt Reeves. Take a look, then read on for more details from Andy Serkis.
This sci-fi action sequel takes place several years after the events of 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes, with Andy Serkis explaining that the ape community has grown significantly in that time period.
"This is now a community of about 2,000 apes. For the first eight years [after the humanity-devastating virus], the apes were looking down from Muir Woods to San Francisco and could see lights and fires, but now it's gone very quiet. Until this day in our film when this small band of humans comes up. That's suddenly a huge, dividing moment in the lives of these apes. There are some particularly strong reactions to the humans and that's the course of the story."