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Planet of the Apes: fans will be over the moon with this announcement from Disney

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar May14,2024

Last week, Planet of the Apes: The New Kingdom was released in theaters. 10th part of the license, this new episode is the introduction to the game. a new saga. Disney even has more elaborate plans than we thought and already sees. &àgrave; long term.

Planet of the Apes: fans will go be over the moon about this announcement from Disney

Planet of the Apes: little historical return

It's in < strong>1968 than the saga Planet of the Apes makes its debut on the big screen. First adaptation of the cult novel by Pierre Boulle, Planet of the Apes is produced in by Franklin J. Schaffner and taken to by Charlton Heston. Quickly, the film became a cult work of cinema history. Franklin J. Schaffner's feature film spawned four sequels until 1973with The Battle of the Planet of the Apes.

Then, you have to wait until 2001 to see the saga return to the big screen with a new adaptation by Tim Burton. Unfortunately, the film received mostly negative reviews and quickly fell into obscurity.

Planet of the Apes: fans will be over the moon at this Disney announcement

Fortunately, the license was relaunched in 2011 with Planet of the Apes: Origins. Realized by Rupert Wyatt, the feature film takes its story back centuries before the first Planet of the Apes. We learn how the virus spread and how the apes took control of the planet thanks to Caesar, the new hero of this saga.

Subsequently, Matt Reeves directed two other very serious opuses. Popular with fans: Planet of the Apes: The Showdown (2014) and The Planet Monkeys: Supremacy (2017). This week, the license continues with Planet of the Apes: The New Kingdom led by by Wes Ball.

Five new films in the works?

Planet of the Apes: The New Kingdom has the intelligence to propose a temporal ellipse which takes the story a few decades after the events of the two films strong>Matt Reeves. Caesar is dead, and new characters emerge in a plot that once again pits apes and men against each other. We know that this New Kingdom serves as an introduction to a new saga. But what we didn't know until then was the number of films that the said saga would contain.

Planet of the Apes: fans will be over the moon at this Disney announcement

Recently, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, the producers of Planet of the Apes: The New Kingdom, are decided on the continuation of the license. At the microphone of The Hollywood Reporter, the two producers revealed that The New Kingdom is the 4th film in a saga of 9 films. Which would mean that the license still reserves for us 5 new films:

It's incredible and ambitious. But here we are. We are on the fourth. We have planned 9 films. We don't know if we're going to get there. But we would love it. We have already met. interviewed with Wes Ball, but also with Josh Friedman, Joe Hartwick Jr., Steve Asbell and Scott Aversano à about the content of these upcoming films. With The New Kingdom, we posed the bases for at least two other films with these characters. But we'll see. A lot of it also depends on audience reaction.

As a reminder, Josh Friedman is the screenwriter of The Planet of the Apes: The New Kingdom, but also Terminator: Dark Fate, Avatar: The Way of Water and the next one Fantastic Four. Joe Hartwick Jr. is the associate producer of the film. by Wes Ball since the saga The Labyrinth. As for Steve Asbell and Scott Aversano they are also producers.

Planet of the Apes: fans will be over the moon about this announcement from Disney

For the moment, Planet of the Apes: The New Kingdom is off to an excellent start, particularly in the US where he already has took the lead at the box office with more than $56 million in revenue during its first weekend of operation, thus ahead of < em>The Fall Guy($49 million) and Challengers($38 million). It’s also the third best start of the year across the Atlantic behind Dune : Part 2 and Kung Fu Panda 4. Internationally, the film has already been successful. harvest more than $131 million at the box office. Very reassuring scores which should push Disney to move forward. produce the sequels evoked by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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