Next ‘Planet of the Apes’ Chapter: ‘Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes’ Set to Premiere in 2024
Introduction of the Film: “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” is the next installment in the “Planet of the Apes” franchise, picking up several years after the events of released in 2017 – “War for the Planet of the Apes”.
Release Date: The film is set to premiere on May 24, 2024.
Setting and Plot: The story is set several generations after Caesar’s reign with apes now being the dominant species and humans living in the shadows. A new tyrannical ape emerges and a young ape embarks on a journey that will impact the future of both apes and humans.
Cast: The film features a cast including Owen Teague, Kevin Durand, Freya Allen, William H. Macy and Peter Macon.
Director and Screenplay: Wes Ball, known for “The Maze Runner” trilogy is directing the film. This film written by Josh Friedman, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver and Patrick Eason.
Producers: The film is produced by Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Joe Hartwick Jr. and Jason Reed, with Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping serving as executive producers.
Production Details: Filming for the movie began in Sydney in October 2022 and concluded in February 2023.
Franchise History: The “Planet of the Apes” franchise is based on a novel by Pierre Boulle and has been successful at the worldwide box office, amassing over $1.7 billion. The original series included six films from 1968 to 2001. The reboot series began with “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” in 2011, followed by “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” in 2014 and “War for the Planet of the Apes” in 2017. Disney acquired 20th Century Fox in 2019 and announced plans for more films in the franchise.
“Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” continues the beloved franchise, exploring the aftermath of Caesar’s reign and the complex relationship between apes and humans in a world where the balance of power has shifted.