‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes': Will We Still Root For Caesar?

To put it simply: we’re really freaking excited for “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.” Fox got a great director, Matt Reeves, to step in for Rupert Wyatt, and as we see in the first image of Caesar from the sequel, this is a different ape than the one we last saw in “Rise.”

Plus, he rides a horse.

When MTV News’ Josh Horowitz spoke with Reeves and his stars, Jason Clarke, Keri Russell, and Andy Serkis, who plays Caesar, at San Diego Comic-Con, a big question was whether the hyper-intelligent chimp would still be a sympathetic character in the eyes of the audience, or whether the power had gone to his head.

Reeves’ answer was thorough to say the least. Find out what he said after the jump!

Reeves’ answer is essentially “yes,” but it’s a lot more complicated than that. “We just felt that in going forward, the idea that you would continue to see the world through [Caesar’s] eyes and then suddenly discover that the humans are still out there, because as the story starts you’re in the world of the apes. You think the humans aren’t even there,” he said. “Then suddenly we realized, ’Wait a minute. There’s a population of humans here as well. Can they co-exist?’ ”