It has been some time since most saw the last “Planet of the Apes” movie. Little has been said about what the future holds. However, the only thing certain is a fourth installment is in the works under Disney.

After acquiring 20th Century in 2019, there were rumored plans of having another “Planet of the Apes” movie. While it makes sense to see a new installment picking up from “War for the Planet of the Apes,” it appears a reboot is instead happening.

Tasked to reboot the “Planet of the Apes 4” is “Maze Runner” director Wes Ball. And it appears that he is focusing on the fourth installment with Deadline reporter Justine Kroll claiming that the 41-year-old has dropped Paramount’s “Harbinger” since he will focus on the new “Planet of the Apes” film.

Aside from that, the reporter also added that Disney is looking to cast someone who could lead the installment to a trilogy of new films. So far, no name/s have been mentioned.

But with the landscape clear, the planned trilogy could get clearer once the new leader is named. The earliest that could be out in the open is either 2023 or 2024, depending on how filming goes.

Filming for the new “Planet of the Apes” is expected to start in 2022.

One person who is allegedly willing to return is Andy Serkis, the same person who played Caesar in the past installments. However, his participation will be in some sort of capacity – hinting that the actual person to star in the rumored trilogy will be someone else.

Despite that glaring question up in the air, the only thing that appears certain is that Ball is in the driver’s seat for the next three installments.

As for the possible storyline, most saw how “War for the Planet of the Apes” ended. With the chances of picking up from that not so high, a likely scenario would be to see a reboot of the 1968 movie instead.

Actor Andy Serkis attends a press conference to promote his new film "War For The Planet Of The Apes"
Actor Andy Serkis attends a press conference to promote his new film "War For The Planet Of The Apes" Getty Images | Victor Chavez

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