Disney Plans New Trilogy For Planet Of The Apes

Disney now plans for a new trilogy for the long standing science fiction with broad scope genre that is Planet of the Apes. Ever since 1968, Twentieth Century Fox has put forth a total of 9 full length movies, which did well in the box office. The 9 movies actually generated over $2B in the world wide box office. 

While a lot of long time fans may have passed the fandom down to newer generations, not a lot are familiar with the first half of the movies. There is strengthened recall among audiences in the recent movies especially because there is a continued story. The latest movies that followed the life of Caesar from the lab to the great wild have more enduring recall among viewers. Thus a continuum may have been recently pitched to Disney and the House of Mouse is very happy. Disney is positive with plans to greenlight a new trilogy.

Disney Plans New Trilogy For Planet Of The Apes

Planet of the Apes Disney Planning New Trilogy

Image: 20th Century

As Twentieth Century Fox is now under Disney, they also answer to the mandate of producing a minimum number of projects. Particularly about 10 television series or movies and at least 3 theatrical movies every year starting 2023. In a report from MovieWeb, writer and director Wes Ball highly impressed Disney with his new Planet of the Apes script.

We gather that the new trilogy is going to be a reboot. Co-writer Josh Friedman presented the script with Ball to Disney and the studio is reportedly “very high” from it. Ball is even supposed to direct another project, Paramount’s HARBRINGER, that he had to relinquish to Paul Downs Colaizzo because Ball now needs to focus on the upcoming trilogy.

A tweet from Justin Kroll  @krolljvar shows:

On the Ball front, sources say 20th and Disney were very high on the script that came in last month and are now set to find the star of the film that will hopefully lead future installments of new trilogy of films

Plans are proceeding swiftly as the project will soon call for cast.

Disney Plans New Trilogy For Planet Of The Apes

Planet of the Apes Disney Planning New Trilogy

Image: 20th Century

No other details are available as of yet as things are still in the early stages of development. However, at the rate that this is going this will happen arguably faster than most projects on the pipeline. In fact, there are already reports that the movie has a working title now. The unconfirmed title is The Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes. Director Wes Ball stated that his trilogy will build upon Matt Reeves works and continue “Caesar’s legacy”. Early speculations float the idea of featuring Caesar’s son, Cornelius.

Wes Ball says:

We have a take. We have a way of staying in the universe that was created before us, but we’re also opening ourselves up in being able to do some really cool new stuff. Again, I’m trying to be careful here. I’ll say this, for fans of the original three don’t worry – you’re in good hands.

There is more to look forward to.

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