The first full trailer for director Matt Reeves' "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" sequel has arrived - showing us a growing conflict between man and ape and nature's aggressive retaking of modern civilization. 

"We all know it doesn't become planet of the humans and the apes," Reeves said during a WonderCon panel earlier last month. "The thing that was really important to me was that we carry forward the apes in an emotional way that you could relate to, and that we take the humans [in a way that was really different from Rise] and depict them in a way where they're not villains either. There are no villains in our story. It's all about survival and trying to find a way to master our nature and the impulses within us."

"Dawn" takes place nearly a decade after the events of the first film, which ended with a lethal virus spreading around the globe, decimating humanity. To promote the grim, new natural look of the world, the producers recently released some viral videos showing what might happen to cities such as New York and London. 

Check out the new trailer below for some additional post-apocalyptic ape madness. 

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Nature takes over in latest 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' trailer
Caesar and his super-intelligent ape army prepare to conquer a post-apocalyptic America.