Maze Runner director Wes Ball has been reportedly employed to helm an upcoming Planet of the Apes film for Fox, per THR. However wait… is that this a sequel to 2017’s Conflict for the Planet of the Apes or a reboot for the whole property? It could be one of many first strikes from Fox with a longtime franchise for the reason that studio formally grew to become a part of Disney in March.
After Wes Ball directed the whole apocalypse trilogy for Maze Runner, he signed on to Mouse Guard for Fox. However quickly after the Disney/Fox deal went by means of, the big-budget adaptation grew to become the primary casualty of the merger. Mouse Guard was cancelled by Disney only a couple weeks earlier than the film was set to start manufacturing. Now we have discovered Ball reportedly has moved on with Planet of the Apes.
Apparently sufficient, the author/director of the final two Planet of the Apes movies, Matt Reeves, was a producer on Wes Ball’s Mouse Guard earlier than plans fell aside. If the filmmaker has a hand on this new Planet of the Apes film, maybe it would in some way choose up the place he left off with Conflict for the Planet of the Apes?
After concluding his work on the movie sequence, Matt Reeves has since moved on to The Batman, which is able to star Robert Pattinson because the Darkish Knight, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon and John Turturro as Carmine Falcone. The Batman may even mark a continued collaboration between Reeves and Andy Serkis, who will painting Alfred Pennyworth within the upcoming movie.
The Batman might mark the start of latest sequence beneath Matt Reeves artistic management and for Andy Serkis to dig his performing abilities into. So this new Planet of the Apes film is probably not straight related to the current trilogy. Contemplating the 2017 Apes movie concluded Caesar’s story and ended together with his loss of life, the franchise going for a recent perspective could also be one of the best step ahead as nicely.
The final iteration of the Planet of the Apes actually took cautious care in crafting an intriguing mythology for its world. Would the franchise utterly wipe the slate clear? There’s actually room for one more film to remake the unique 1968 story now that audiences have deep context about the way it started. Or it go additional into the longer term because the ape society advances.
What would you like this new Planet of the Apes film to be?