A few months ago, we learned that director Wes Ball would be helming a new Planet of the Apes film for Disney.
At the time it was unclear whether this would be a continuation of the recently concluded reboot trilogy, or a new reboot in itself. Well, Ball took to his Twitter account last week to set the record straight. He replied to a fan with the following:
It’s never been easier for film journalists to actually get in touch with the actual people who actually know… but maybe it’s the point to NOT fact-check these days?
Regardless. Don’t worry. I won’t ruin the surprises, but it’s safe to say Caesar’s legacy will continue…🤫
— Wes Ball (@wesball) February 17, 2020
Personally, I think it’s a far better idea to continue the rebooted trilogy than reboot the reboot. There’s still plenty of stories left to tell that will continue Caesar’s legacy. I’m also hoping that one day there will be a remake of the original Planet of the Apes film within this timeline.
I’m interested to see what Ball will bring to the table as director. I enjoyed The Maze Runner trilogy, and the leaked Mouse Guard test footage was promising. Maybe if his Planet of the Apes film is a success, Mouse Guard will be brought back from the grave. I mean, not every film can be a remake or sequel, right?
Are you happy the next Apes film will be a continuation? Or do you want the recent trilogy to stand on its own? Let us know down in the comments!