Get ready for a cinematic revolution as ‘Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes’ takes you on a thrilling journey in a world where apes reign supreme. Explore the latest chapter in the beloved franchise, premiering on May 24, 2024.
Several years have elapsed since the climactic events of 2017’s “War for the Planet of the Apes,” and now, the beloved 20th Century Studios franchise returns with an enticing teaser for its latest installment, “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes.” Mark your calendars for May 24, 2024, when this captivating chapter is set to make its grand premiere.
The narrative unfolds in a world transformed. With Caesar’s departure marking the conclusion of an era, “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” fast-forwards several generations into the future. Apes have ascended as the dominant species, while humanity has retreated into the shadows, lurking on the fringes of this evolved world.
However, the balance is threatened when a new, tyrannical ape rises to power, determined to establish his dominion. It’s a young ape’s odyssey that takes center stage, a journey laden with decisions that hold the destiny of both apes and humans in the balance.
The stellar cast brings this epic tale to life, featuring the talents of Owen Teague, Kevin Durand, Freya Allen, William H. Macy, and Peter Macon. The film is helmed by Wes Ball, renowned for his work on “The Maze Runner” trilogy, working with a screenplay crafted by the formidable team of Josh Friedman, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, and Patrick Aison. Behind the scenes, producers like Jaffa, Silver, Joe Hartwick Jr., and Jason Reed work their magic, while Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping take on the roles of executive producers.
The journey of bringing this cinematic spectacle to life commenced in Sydney in October 2022, wrapping up its production in February 2023. Director Wes Ball shared an exciting glimpse into the film’s creation with a behind-the-scenes clip from the set.
This enduring franchise, originally inspired by Pierre Boulle’s novel, has captivated audiences worldwide, amassing a staggering $1.7 billion at the global box office. It all began with the classic series of six films, debuting between 1968 and 2001.
Then came the remarkable reboot, commencing with “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” in 2011, followed by “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” in 2014 and the riveting “War for the Planet of the Apes” in 2017. Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox in April 2019 ushered in a promising new era, with more thrilling entries in the franchise set to take shape.