New Empire Emerges in ‘Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes’ Super Bowl Trailer

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes,” the latest installment from 20th Century Studios, promises to immerse audiences in a world “many years after” the events depicted in “War for the Planet of the Apes.” This highly anticipated movie, set to hit theaters on May 10, 2024, unveils a brand new trailer during the Super Bowl, offering viewers a closer glimpse into the emergence of a tyrannical new empire.

Directed by Wes Ball, known for “The Maze Runner” series, this film delves into a future where apes reign supreme and humans live in the shadows. As a new leader among the apes builds his oppressive empire, a young ape embarks on a perilous journey that challenges his understanding of the past and forces him to make decisions that will shape the destiny of both apes and humans.

The cast includes Owen Teague (“IT”), Freya Allan (“The Witcher”), Kevin Durand (“Locke & Key”), Peter Macon (“Shameless”), and William H. Macy (“Fargo”), among others, who bring their talent to breathe life into this epic narrative.

The screenplay, crafted by Josh Friedman (“War of the Worlds”), Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver (“Avatar: The Way of Water”), and Patrick Aison (“Prey”), builds upon the rich characters created by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver. The production boasts a team of seasoned producers, including Wes Ball, Joe Hartwick Jr. (“The Maze Runner”), Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Jason Reed (“Mulan”), with Peter Chernin (the “Planet of the Apes” trilogy) and Jenno Topping (“Ford v. Ferrari”) serving as executive producers.

This cinematic saga, rooted in Pierre Boulle’s 1963 novel “La Planète des singes,” has captivated audiences for decades. With 20th Century Fox at the helm, the “Planet of the Apes” franchise has evolved through multiple films since its inception in 1968, promising a thrilling continuation of this iconic story.

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