Gary Oldman Leaks Major Details from 'DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES'!

20th Century Fox have been keeping a tight lid on their upcoming sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes. What we do know about Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is that a decade has passed since part 1 & the storyline obviously once again features enhanced apes at odds against people. In a recent interview with MTV actor Gary Oldman dropped some major details about both his character & the plot of the movie. Oldman will be playing an ex-police officer who has been elected leader of a small community of humans who survived the plague t…Hit the jump for the details but Warning: Potential spoilers for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

Gary Oldman: "He's the sort of designated leader if you will of this community of those that were lucky enough to survive the simian flu, the disease, and then the ensuing social uprising from it....So they're sort of survivors, and he was a police officer, so he's more of the kind of elected leader of this (group). And they need power and there's a power station and some of my people go out to see if it's operational, if it's still out there, and then they discover that there's a whole community of apes living there. We believed they were all completely fire-bombed and wiped out...He's experienced a great loss, personally, and there's only one answer for him and that's to wipe them out. I see him as a sort of the hero of the piece."

Oldman also mentioned that director Matt Reeves wanted to focus more on the human dynamic of the movie.

Gary Oldman: "Matt Reeves was more interested in not just keeping the franchise alive but he wanted to make it more of a human story, he wanted to explore what had happened and keep it more focused to the human side of it before the story becomes the 'Planet of the Apes' as we know it from the first one, from the original."

In Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, a growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species. The movie stars Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Enrique Murciano, Kirk Acevedo, Judy Greer & hits theatres this July 11th.

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