The Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes trailer, dazzling Super Bowl viewers, showcases the reign of apes supreme.
Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes trailer
Directed by Wes Ball, Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes is the sequel to the 2010 reboot trilogy of the same name. It offers a breathtaking first look at the universe that Ball crafted. The trailer dropped during Super Bowl Sunday. Set 300 years after War for the Planet of the Apes, Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes will follow the apes as they reach their own Bronze Age and continue to advance intellectually.
Owen Teague will play Noa, who embarks on a quest to determine the fate of both humans and apes, alongside Freya Allan, a human with an enigmatic past. Proximus Caesar poses an increasing threat as he seeks human technologies to advance ape civilization. Taking over from Matt Reeves, who helmed the first two films, is Ball, a renowned director recognised for his work on the Maze Runner trilogy. The new trilogy will begin with this film, and fans can anticipate an exhilarating new chapter in the franchise.
Check out the trailer below:
Earlier this year, Ball told Entertainment Weekly that they don't want to be presumptuous, expressing his hope that the film will have the opportunity to realise their vision for a genuine series of films. Whether this movie is successful is up to the cinema gods. They believe, however, that there is much more narrative potential, both in terms of the Planet of the Apes canon and with regard to the characters they have developed and the plot points we are considering. So, yes, the makers do have solid plans for the future.
Success at the movie office and in critical circles greeted the reimagined Planet of the Apes trilogy, which included Rise (2011), Dawn (2014), and War for the Planet of the Apes (2017). The motion-capture technique used to generate the apes in the trilogy was lauded for being a huge step forward for the industry and for the innovative visual effects overall. Many people thought that Andy Serkis brought a lot of nuance and complexity to the role of Caesar, the ape leader, in the film. Criticism of the movie also focused on the depth of the plot and characters.
Worldwide, the three films grossed more than $1.6 billion, making them a financial success. The worldwide box office for Rise of the Planet of the Apes was roughly $481 million, Dawn of the Apes was about $710 million more, and War for the Planet of the Apes was about $490 million, completing the trilogy. With those kinds of figures, Ball would definitely get to see his story through to its conclusion.
On May 10, cinemas will welcome the Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes.