While we were doubtful at the announcement of the return of The Planet of the Apes by Disney, the promotion is reassuring and the new trailer is heavy.
Wes Ball, the director behind the trilogy The labyrinth, was chosen to relaunch the monkey saga. And he wanted to be reassuring and defender of the aura of the franchise The Planet of the Apes since we discovered the first images of his New Kingdom. Situating his film between the initiatory quest for Star Wars and the bloody adventure ofApocalyptothe former special effects supervisor has never stopped promising that he has not watered down the saga, but that he wanted to adopt the challenge of the initiatory tale.
And while we were still on our guard after a final ambitious trilogy, the first trailer for Planet of the Apes 4 won us over with its special effects and its promise of entertainment on a grand scale. However, everything was still very nebulous and we only saw the new antagonist on whom Wes Ball and his screenwriters are banking heavily. Here, This new trailer takes a closer look at King Proximus Caesar.
THE NEW KINGDOM OF PROXIMUS CAESAR
Taking place 300 years later Planet of the Apes: Supremacythis new opus is revealed in a trailer that immerses us in a New World, where apes are now the dominant species and are entering the Bronze Age, while humans are condemned to remain in the shadows.
King Proximus Caesar (Kevin Durand) seeks to build his empire and take over human technologies and we wonder (necessarily) if he will live up to Koba, the brilliant antagonist of the previous trilogy. In addition, we can already see the numerous conflicts that are wreaking havoc between the different scattered tribes.
On the other hand, we glimpse a little more of the quest of young Noa (Owen Teague) who undertakes a journey into a world of quite breathtaking wealth (we sense that Wes Ball comes from VFX), alongside a young human (Freya Allan) with a still secret history. However, we know that this journey will have a huge impact on the future of apes and humans according to the official synopsis.
In the casting, we will also find the American actor Peter Macon (The Orville), the Australian Eka Darville (Jessica Jones) or the New Zealander Sara Wiseman (A Place to Call Home). Planet of the Apes: The New Kingdom is expected on May 8, 2024 in our French theaters.