The highly anticipated trailer for ‘Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes’ premiered during the Super Bowl 2024, offering fans a sneak peek into director Wes Ball’s latest addition to the beloved franchise. Set three centuries after the events of ‘War for the Planet of the Apes,’ the film delves into the continued evolution of ape society, now reaching its own Bronze Age.
The narrative centres around Noa (played by Owen Teague) and a human companion, portrayed by Freya Allan, as they embark on a quest to determine the destiny of both humanity and apekind. Their journey is fraught with challenges, particularly from the looming threat of Proximus Caesar, an ape leader intent on harnessing human technology to propel his civilization forward.
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Director Wes Ball’s Vision
Renowned for his work on the ‘Maze Runner’ trilogy, Wes Ball takes the helm of this new trilogy, promising an exhilarating continuation for fans. Ball revitalises the franchise by catapulting audiences’ generations into the future after Caesar’s reign, where apes dominate and humans exist on the fringes of society.
‘The Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes’ boasts a stellar ensemble cast including Owen Teague, Freya Allan, Kevin Durand, Peter Macon and William H. Macy. With a screenplay crafted by Josh Friedman, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver and Patrick Aison, based on characters created by Jaffa and Silver, the film promises to deliver a captivating narrative.
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Release Date and Global Premiere
‘Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes’ is set to hit screens worldwide on 10th May 2024, promising an immersive cinematic experience.
The Legacy of the Franchise
‘The Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ trilogy, comprising Rise, Dawn and War for the Planet of the Apes, garnered both critical acclaim and box office success. With groundbreaking visual effects and compelling storytelling, the trilogy amassed over $1.6 billion globally.