In the wake of Rupert Wyatt and Matt Reeves’ trilogy that began with Rise of the Planet of the Apes in 2011 and came to end with 2017’s War for the Planet of the Apes, 20th Century Studios has officially announced Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, a brand new movie that takes place “many years after” the events of War for the Planet of the Apes.
The new movie starts production next month and stars Owen Teague, Freya Allen, and Peter Macon, with Wes Ball (director of all three Maze Runner films) on board to direct.
Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes will release in theaters May 24, 2024.
Josh Friedman, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver and Patrick Aison wrote the script.
“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,” said Steve Asbell, President of 20th Century Studios.
This epic story began with Pierre Boulle’s 1963 novel La Planète des singes, and 20th Century Fox has distributed multiple different movies dating back to the original in 1968.
The saga is set within a world where humans and intelligent apes clash for control.