‘Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes’ to Set Franchise Record as AMC Reveals the Film’s Runtime

'Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes' to Set Franchise Record as AMC Reveals the Film's Runtime
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The Planet of the Apes reboot series is still ongoing, even after the original trilogy has been officially concluded. Set 300 years after the original trilogy, the upcoming Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes is set to start a new trilogy of films that will continue the reboot universe with new characters and a new storyline. The movie is officially releasing on May 10, 2024, with previews being available from May 8, 2024. Recently, we have reported of a new poster being released as part of the film’s promotion, but we now have news regarding the film’s runtime.

Namely, as AMC reports, the movie is listed as being 145 minutes (2 hours and 25 minutes) long, which would make it the longest movie in the franchise, surpassing Reeves’ War by a total of five minutes. This is certainly great news for fans of the franchise and indicates that a lot of effort has, indeed, been put into the making of this movie.

As for the official synopsis – in case you have been wondering what this movie is going to be about – here is what it reveals to us:

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.

The movie is, as we have said, set 300 years after War and will follow a new generation of Apes, as they now rule over Earth, while humans are treated as animals, although they are still alive.

Wes Ball is directing the movie, taking over from Matt Reeves, who concluded the original trilogy with War, with Josh Friedman, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, and Patrick Aison credited as writers. John Paesano is composing the score for the movie. The film will star Owen Teague as Noa, Freya Allan as Mae, Kevin Durand as Proximus Caesar, Peter Macon, Travis Jeffery as Anaya, Lydia Peckham as Soona, and Neil Sandilands as Koro. On top of that, William H. Macy, Eka Darville, Ras-Samuel Weld A’abzgi, Sara Wiseman, and Dichen Lachman have all been cast in undisclosed roles.

We are definitely excited to see in which way the franchise is going to go. The CGI looks impressive, and with a good story building on the foundations of the original trilogy, Kingdom could very well become another hit. Until the premiere, be sure to keep following us for more updates!

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