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Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes to Feature Significant Connection to the 1960s Original

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes to Feature Significant Connection to the 1960s Original
Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes (Disney)

Owen Teague, star of the upcoming film Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, has shared intriguing details about how the movie will connect to the 1968 original. In an interview with Total Film, Teague, who plays the lead ape Noa, revealed that the Forbidden Zone will feature prominently in the new film. The Forbidden Zone, an off-limits area for the apes, was crucial in the first Planet of the Apes film, as it contained the remnants of Manhattan and the fallen Statue of Liberty, indicating that humans once ruled Earth.

Teague explained that the society in the new movie is isolationist, with a small village and a strict territory boundary that Noa is forbidden to cross. This setup echoes the original film’s depiction of the Forbidden Zone as a mysterious and restricted area. In Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, Noa’s journey involves uncovering the origins of his world and the legacy of the legendary ape leader Caesar.

The official synopsis for Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes describes a future several generations after Caesar’s reign. In this world, apes are the dominant species, living in harmony, while humans exist in the shadows. A new tyrannical ape leader rises, and a young ape embarks on a perilous journey that challenges his understanding of the past and shapes the future for both apes and humans.

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes to Feature Significant Connection to the 1960s Original

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes (Disney)

Director Wes Ball has hinted that fans can expect numerous Easter eggs throughout the film. He views every installment of the franchise as canon, even if some elements from past movies, like time-traveling astronauts, are not emphasized in the current narrative. Ball aims to create a cohesive world that honors previous films while adapting to new storylines. He acknowledges that the canon has always been flexible, but the goal is to maintain a sense of connection across the series.

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, directed by Wes Ball and written by Josh Friedman, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, and Patrick Aison, features a cast that includes Owen Teague, Freya Allan, Kevin Durand, Peter Macon, and William H. Macy. The film is poised to offer new insights into the Planet of the Apes universe and potentially pave the way for further sequels.

Rollie D. Eldred
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Rollie is a film aficionado from LA, USA. He loves exploring international cinema and writing insightful reviews. He also looks like Chuck Norris, he gets that a lot. Get in touch with him at [email protected].

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