The sci-fi super-monkeys are back (not you, Kong): the next Planet of the Apes movie will be titled Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, and will star the It films' Owen Teague, The Witcher's Freya Allen, and The Orville's Peter Macon. It is set to release in 2024, with production beginning next month.
Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes picks up many years after 2017's War for the Planet of the Apes, the Matt Reeves-directed entry that concluded the previous trilogy and told the origin story of Caesar (played by Andy Serkis), a chimp that leads the simians to revolution.
Wes Ball, known for directing the popular dystopian Maze Runner franchise, directs from a screenplay by Josh Friedman, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, and Patrick Aison. Joe Hartwick Jr., Jaffa, Silver, and Jason Reed are producing, with Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping executive producing.
“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,” said Steve Asbell, 20th Century Studios President. “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.”
Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes goes into production next month.