Disney is expanding the "Planet of the Apes." The studio has signed "Maze Runner" director Wes Ball to helm a new movie for the franchise. On an earnings call in August, CEO Bob Iger stressed that the classic franchise is a project that the studio plans to reboot as soon as possible, given the success […]
"Apes," which debuted in February 1968, created the template for extended cinematic universes that traces to "Star Wars" and Marvel today.
Warning: This story contains potential spoilers for War for the Planet of the Apes. Let’s start by stating the obvious: War for the Planet of the Apes is not a direct prequel to the 1968 sci-fi classic Planet of the Apes starring Charlton Heston. Instead, the new Apes, which arrives in theaters this weekend is, in the words of director Matt Reeves, “an answer” to the series of simian sci-fi films of the 1960s and ’70s.
Turner Classic Movies teases an interview of Dr. Zaius (played by comedian Dana Gould) by Ben Mankiewicz part of two-night special-event screening of the sci-fi film in theaters