Planet of The Apes 4: First Look At The Upcoming Movie Sequel
20th Century Studios shares a first look at Planet of the Apes 4, revealing the title of the upcoming sequel as Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes.
More than five years after the release of War of the Planet of the Apes, 20th Century Fox reveals an upcoming movie sequel is underway.
The Planet of the Apes franchise has been one of the most successful movie franchises for the past half a century. The franchise’s first film started in 1968’s Planet of the Apes. It received positive responses from its viewers and critics. And this pushed the franchise to make four sequels under the original series. Around 1974, the original movie became a television series under the same name. The following year, 20th Century Fox released an animated series, Battle for the Planet of the Apes. Then in 2001, Tim Burton directed the re-imagining of the original film.
It was only in 2011 that the franchise rekindled its flame through a series reboot with Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Rupert Wyatt (The Escapist) directed the first film of the reboot series. The first film was a massive theatrical and commercial success, making it possible for the series to continue with 2014’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. The third film in the reboot series, War for the Planet of the Apes, premiered in 2017. Matt Reeves (The Batman) replaced Wyatt to become the director tor the last two movies under the reboot series.
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After Disney finally acquired 20th Century Studios, the company decided to continue with the reboot series. And now, we’re welcoming Planet of the Apes 4 as 20th Century Fox reveals that the movie sequel will arrive in 2024.
First Look at Planet of the Apes 4
20th Century Fox has revealed a first look at the much-anticipated film sequel through the movie’s official Twitter account. The film’s official first photo shows Cornelius as he rides his horse along the edge of a waterfall. The picture shows a moss-filled and abandoned city.
The photo’s caption reveals that the movie’s production will start in October 2022. Actors Owen Teague (Mrs. Fletcher), Freya Allan (The Witcher), and Peter Macon (The Orville) will star in Planet of the Apes 4. Meanwhile, Wes Ball (The Maze Runner) will step in as the film’s director.
Details surrounding the plot of the film are still unknown to us aside from it will take place years after the events of War of the Planet of the Apes. Sources say that Disney is eyeing a new Planet of the Apes trilogy now that the franchise is under its wings. Director Wes Ball will most likely direct all of the succeeding films.
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War of the Planet of the Apes gives us the conclusion of Caesar’s journey. Andy Serkis played the role of Caesar since the reboot series’ first film in 2011. Fans and critics praised Serkis’ performance in the film, much of which he had done through motion capture. And now that Caesar is long gone in Planet of the Apes 4, it’s unclear whether Serkis will reprise his role as Caesar in the film.
The previous film has a bittersweet tone to it. But Caesar’s friend, Maurice (Karin Konoval), promises him that his son will know his legacy. The upcoming sequel might build up from here.
After the events of the War of the Planet of the Apes, Cornelius grew up and became the sole heir to Caesar’s throne. Actor Owen Teague will portray the youngest son of Ceasar in Planet of the Apes 4. Teague’s Cornelius will be the lead ape in this movie, following the footsteps of his late father.
Planet of the Apes 4 premieres in 2024.
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