By Hillary Busis
December 18, 2013 at 03:27 PM EST

Hey, remember Caesar from Rise of the Planet of the Apes — the hyper-intelligent, hyper-sympathetic superchimp who formed a touching friendship with James Franco?

Well, that Caesar is dead. In Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Andy Serkis’s proud primate has become the ruthless leader of an ape uprising — one that a ragtag group of human virus survivors led by a craggy Gary Oldman may be powerless to stop. Get a glimpse at the hard, cold new Caesar in this dark, atmospheric trailer for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes — which also features gunfire, pained facial expressions, and a group of killer mammals who will be very pissed off if you dare to call them monkeys.

Caesar comes home July 11, 2014, when Dawn of the Planet of the Apes hits theaters.