In the Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes cast, Owen Teague takes on the role of Cornelius. But who else is joining him, and which characters are they portraying?
Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes boasts an impressive ensemble cast, setting the stage for an enthralling cinematic experience. Building upon the foundation laid by Matt Reeves’ original trilogy, this new installment serves as both a sequel and a fresh start, introducing audiences to a host of new characters and storylines. Directed by Wes Ball, known for his work on The Maze Runner trilogy, and penned by a team of talented writers including Josh Friedman, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, and Patrick Aison, the film is scheduled for release on May 10, 2024.
Reeves’ trilogy charted the epic struggle between humans and apes for control of the planet, with Caesar, the ape leader, fighting against human oppression to safeguard his kind and their habitat. While Ball’s sequel charts a different narrative course, it remains deeply rooted in the events of Reeves’ trilogy, shaping the universe in which it unfolds. Set many years after Caesar’s reign, Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes promises to usher in a new era for the franchise, offering fresh perspectives and captivating storytelling as it ventures into the 2020s.
Owen Teague as Noa
Owen Teague, a 25-year-old acclaimed actor hailing from Florida, was initially rumored to portray Cornelius in Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes. However, Teague’s role has been confirmed to be Noa, the protagonist of the film. Teague has garnered recognition for his performances in various notable projects, including It (2017), It Chapter Two (2019), Bloodline (2015–2017), and Black Mirror season 4 (2017). His recent works encompass films such as To Leslie (2022), Eileen (2023), You Hurt My Feelings (2023), and Reptile (2023).
In Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, Teague will embody the character of Noa, a young chimpanzee serving as the central protagonist.
Freya Allan as Mae
Freya Allen, aged 22, is a rising star in the entertainment industry, hailing from England. She gained widespread recognition for her portrayal of Ciri in the hit Netflix series The Witcher, where she shared the screen with Henry Cavill. Despite her relatively short filmography, Allen has left a lasting impression with her compelling performance in The Witcher, earning her two nominations for Saturn Awards. Her television debut came in 2018 with a role in the AMC series Into the Badlands.
In the upcoming film, Allen will portray Mae, a wild and untamed young woman who embarks on a journey alongside Noa in Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes (2024).
Kevin Durand as Proximus Caesar
Kevin Durand, a seasoned Canadian actor, boasts a diverse portfolio spanning both the big and small screens. Recognized for his compelling performances, Durand has left an indelible mark with notable roles such as Martin Keamy in Lost and Fred J. Dukes in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. His acting journey began in 1997, gaining momentum with a breakout role in the 1999 comedy hit Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. Durand’s versatility shines through in his appearances on popular television series like The Strain, Vikings, Ballers, and Locke & Key.
Among his noteworthy contributions, Durand’s portrayal of Proximus Caesar, a formidable bonobo leader, in Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes (2024) stands out.
William H. Macy
William H. Macy, aged 73, is a highly acclaimed actor renowned for his versatile performances across both film and television. With an impressive career spanning decades, Macy has garnered recognition for his outstanding work, earning both Emmy and Oscar nominations. Notably, he received a Best Supporting Actor nomination for his role in the 1996 film Fargo. Macy’s portrayal of Frank Gallagher in the series Shameless earned him six Emmy nominations, with a win for acting and writing in the 2002 TV movie Door to Door. His filmography includes appearances in iconic movies such as Magnolia (1999), Boogie Nights (1997), and Air Force One (1997).
His upcoming role in Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes (2024) adds to his illustrious career, although details about his character remain undisclosed at present.
Supporting Cast & Characters
Peter Macon – One of Macron’s most memorable roles was as Lt. Commander Bortus in The Orville. Additionally, he gained recognition for his supporting role in Shameless and his voice performance as Preston Lloyd in Family Guy.
Eka Darville – Darville, an Australian actor, rose to fame for his portrayal of Malcolm Ducasse in multiple seasons of Netflix’s Jessica Jones series. He has also appeared as Ya-ema in Her Smell and Diego in The Vampire Diaries.
Travis Jeffrey – Jeffrey’s notable achievements include his role in Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes and his performances as Scot in Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken and Henry in Gallipoli.
Dichen Lachman – known for her role in Neighbours, started her career there and later achieved acting fame in popular American movies like Jurassic World: Dominion and Raya and the Last Dragon. She also gained significant recognition for her portrayal of Ms. Casey in the film Severance.