Caesar is back - and he's ready for battle.

Following yesterday's news that 20th Century Fox had moved "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" into "Fast and Furious 7's" likely-to-be-vacated July 11, 2014 release slot, the studio has dropped a teaser poster for the forthcoming sequel that will see motion-capture phenomenon Andy Serkis reprising his role as the leader of the ape uprising. Directed by Matt Reeves ("Let Me In") and also starring Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Keri Russell and Judy Greer, the film picks up ten years after the events of the first film, as a band of human survivors threaten the supremacy of Caesar and his genetically-evolved apes.

Check out the poster below.

The official teaser poster for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes starring Gary Oldman and Andy Serkis

A former contributor to sites including MTV's The Backlot and Bloody-Disgusting, Chris Eggertsen worked in film development before indulging his love of pop culture writing full time. He specializes in horror, the intersection of social issues and entertainment and Howard Stern. He's on Twitter @HitFixChris.