There will be a new “Planet of the Apes” installment although it will be spearheaded by a new character.

There will be no Caesar (Andy Serkis) this time around since he died in the previous installment, “War for the Planet of the Apes.”

As of this writing, it remains unclear who would be taking the lead role. But if one is to carry on from the events that transpired in “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes,” the only son of Caesar who survived could be it – Cornelius.

By the time “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” comes out, Cornelius would be of age. Ironically, the character did appear in the original Planet of the Apes movies. The only difference is that he was the father, not the son, of Caesar, Screen Rant pointed out.

If not Cornelius, there may be a new character who would be introduced. But in the opinion of critics, one thing that “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” producers should avoid is rehashing the journeys that Caesar had during his run.

It would not make sense if the next installment of Planet of the Apes would continue to cling to the Caesar storyline. In the three films – Rise, Dawn and War – most of Caesar’s journeys have already been covered. He was masterfully well-written and portrayed already in the previous three movies.

Considering that the “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” will pick up from “War of the Planet of the Apes,” Cornelius would make sense. But until the official gist comes out, it would be wise to take all of this with a grain of salt.

The only character confirmed so far is protagonist Owen Teague, through motion capture and voice acting, Deadline reported. Aside from that, further details remain scarce.

Andy Serkis as Caesar
Andy Serkis as Caesar Photo release by Century Fox/ Warner Bros.

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