Next ‘Planet of the Apes’ Film Announces Cast, Reveals Title & Concept Art

20th Century Studios has officially announced the next installment in the Planet of the Apes franchise.

Along with some concept art (seen above), the studio revealed the film’s official title: Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes. According to a logline from 20th Century, Kingdom will start “an all-new chapter in the Planet of the Apes saga, picking up many years after the conclusion of 2017’s War for the Planet of the Apes.” So, it looks like this new film will in fact continue the narrative that began with 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Color me intrigued.

The film’s cast was also confirmed with Freya Allen (The Witcher) and Peter Macon (The Orville) joining the previously announced Owen Teague (It).

In a statement about the upcoming film, 20th Century Studios President Steve Asbell said:

Planet of the Apes is one of the most iconic and storied science fiction franchises in film history, as well as being an indelible part of our studio’s legacy. With Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes we are privileged to continue the series’ tradition of imaginative, thought-provoking cinema, and can’t wait to share Wes’ extraordinary vision for this new chapter with audiences in 2024.”

Wes Ball (The Maze Runner) will direct Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes from a screenplay by (*deep breath*) Josh Friedman, Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver, and Patrick Aison. Production is set to get underway next month.,

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes is scheduled to open in theaters sometime in 2024.

What are your thoughts on the new film? Where do you think Ball will take the franchise? Will you be watching?

Author: Marmaduke Karlston

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