With the success of the 2011 remake, Planet of the Apes, fans have patiently waited for the blockbuster sequel, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Well, the first official still is here! Check out English actor Andy Serkis, 49, as the intelligent ape leader, Caesar. As a dozen other apes hang onto tree trunks in the background, Caesar raises his right arm to halt a potential standoff. More photos inside. In Dawn of the Planet of the Apes a deadly virus has wiped out most of San Francisco, but a group of scientists fight to stay alive. Caesar fights to hold dominance over the apes. Unfortunately, James Franco does not return for the sequel but fans can expect to watch Keri Russell and Gary Oldman; pictured above at a panel for Comic Con last weekend. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes premieres in theaters in 2014.