We've been through hell together! We spent four years, FOUR YEARS fighting that virus, and then another four fighting each other! It was chaos!... But you all know what we're up against! And I want you to know, it's not just about power! It's about giving us the hope to rebuild, to reclaim the world we lost!
~ Dreyfus during the trailer.

Dreyfus is one of the main antagonists of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and the leader of the Human Resistance.


Dreyfus was once a police officer, until the flu started spreading, about 8 years later, he became the leader of the Human Resistance to wipe out Caesar and his kind.


  • Gary Oldman said in an interview: Oldman plays "the designated leader" of a community of humans "who were lucky enough to survive the flu, the disease and ensuing social uprising," following the apocalyptic credits sequence of "Rise of the Planet of the Apes." Oldman's character was a police officer before the fall of civilization, and has subsequently been elected to lead over his group of survivors. The human community, desperate to find power, ventures off to a nearby power station, to see if it's still operational. There, the humans "discover that there's a whole community of apes living there. We believed that they were all completely fire-bottomed and wiped out." They're not wiped out yet, but that might change when Oldman finds out about the apes. "There's only one answer for him: Wipe them out," he teased.

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