Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes: A New Dawn in the Ape World

News - 16 December 2023
Next year, Disney and Twentieth Century Studios will be releasing a highly anticipated film titled Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes. This movie serves as a sequel to the 2017 hit War of the Planet of the Apes and marks the first installment in a brand new trilogy. Directed by Wes Ball, known for his work on The Maze Runner series, Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes promises to take audiences on an exciting new adventure.

nnIn a recent interview with Empire magazine, Wes Ball shared his vision for the new Apes trilogy. He revealed that he had always envisioned this film as the starting point for a larger story. "We had the idea for a trilogy from the very beginning.

We have big plans for where we want to take the narrative, and I am currently in discussions with the studio about the next installment," Ball stated. "The last three films focused on the end of an era, the end of the Moses story, the end of humanity. From the ashes of that old world, something new emerges.

This film is about the birth of a new world."nnWhile Wes Ball is set to direct Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, it is unlikely that he will helm the entire trilogy. Recently announced as the director of a Legend of Zelda film, Ball may be occupied with that project in the coming years.

Nonetheless, fans can still expect an epic and visually stunning cinematic experience with Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes.nnSet 300 years after the events of War of the Planet of the Apes, the new film explores a world where humans no longer hold sway. Following Caesar's actions in bringing the apes together and leading them to an oasis, various ape societies have flourished in the centuries that followed.

Caesar is now revered as a legendary figure, a symbol of unity and strength. The protagonist of Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes is a young ape named Noa, portrayed by Owen Teague. Noa embarks on a journey to discover Caesar's legacy, despite never having known the great leader personally.

nnJoining Owen Teague in the cast are talented actors Kevin Durand, William H. Macy, Freya Allan, Peter Macon, Eka Darville, and Dichen Lachman. Together, they bring to life a vibrant and immersive world where apes reign supreme and the legacy of Caesar lives on.

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes is set to hit theaters on May 22, inviting audiences to immerse themselves in a tale of adventure, intrigue, and the dawn of a new era for the apes.