Apes Rule in New Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes Trailer

Proximus Caesar (played by Kevin Durand) in 20th Century Studios' KINGDOM OF THE PLANET OF THE APES. Photo courtesy of 20th Century Studios. © 2024 20th Century Studios. All Rights Reserved.

Thanks to a Super Bowl TV spot, 20th Century Studios have revealed a new full length trailer for Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes. It’s very, very good.

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes is easily among my most anticipated films this year, and this trailer keeps the hype in high gear.

On top of being gorgeous looking, I’m loving what we’re seeing of the story so far. It feels like a big swing in that it’s markedly different from the previous three films, but manages to still feel familiar at the same time. Considering how wild some of the original Ape films got, it’s neat to be back in a time period where it’s mostly apes in control. I’m all in for this one.

Director Wes Ball breathes new life into the global, epic franchise set several generations in the future following Caesar’s reign, in which apes are the dominant species living harmoniously and humans have been reduced to living in the shadows. As a new tyrannical ape leader builds his empire, one young ape undertakes a harrowing journey that will cause him to question all that he has known about the past and to make choices that will define a future for apes and humans alike.


“Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” is directed by Wes Ball (the “Maze Runner” trilogy) and stars Owen Teague (“IT”), Freya Allan (“The Witcher”), Kevin Durand (“Locke & Key”), Peter Macon (“Shameless”), and William H. Macy (“Fargo”). The screenplay is by Josh Friedman (“War of the Worlds”) and Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver (“Avatar: The Way of Water”) and Patrick Aison (“Prey”), based on characters created by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver, and the producers are Wes Ball, Joe Hartwick, Jr., p.g.a. (“The Maze Runner”), Rick Jaffa, p.g.a., Amanda Silver, p.g.a., Jason Reed, p.g.a. (“Mulan”), with Peter Chernin (the “Planet of the Apes” trilogy) and Jenno Topping (“Ford v. Ferrari”) serving as executive producers.

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes hits theaters on May 10, 2024.

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