20th Century Studios has announced Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes is in the works for a 2024 release, revealing the main cast and a first image from the film.
Set “many years” after the events of the previous Planet of the Apes installment, War for the Planet of the Apes, the next film in the rebooted Planet of the Apes franchise has received its official title and a first look has been shared by 20th Century Studios.
Alongside the first image from the upcoming fourth entry in the new Planet of the Apes series, the principal cast and the film’s director have been revealed.
Enter The Kingdom Of The Apes
Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes will star Owen Teague, Freya Allen and Peter Macon, with Wes Ball directing. Ball has previously directed the three Maze Runner movies.
In the first image from the upcoming sequel revealed by 20th Century Studios, an ape can be seen riding on horseback through a derelict city that has been reclaimed by nature. It looks like the new film will be exploring a world far closer to that seen in the original Planet of the Apes.
Check out the first image from Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes below:
Due to the large time gap between War for the Planet of the Apes and Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, it is not clear whether any characters from the previous films will be returning. The cast announced so far does not include any returning cast members from prior installments.
Here is the synopsis for the last film in the franchise, War for the Planet of the Apes:
In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.
Directed by Matt Reeves, the film stars Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Judy Greer, Steve Zahn, Terry Notary, Karin Konoval, Max Lloyd-Jones, Devyn Dalton, Michael Adamthwaite, Ty Olson, and Alessandro Juliani.
Stay tuned for all the latest news surrounding Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.