During this year’s Super Bowl, audiences got a new look at the upcoming Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, the newest installment in the long-running sci-fi franchise. The latest Planet of the Apes jumps hundreds of years in the future where apes are king. Ahead of its May 10 premiere, 20th Century Studio has released the official trailer.
Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes takes place several generations following War for the Planet of the Apes and Caesar’s reign. In the latest installment, the apes have become the much more dominant species while humans are forced to retreat to the background. While the apes have created a harmonious life, one ape, Proximus Caesar (Kevin Durand) has other plans in mind. So, a young ape named Noa (Owen Teague) sets out to stop him and will come face to face with difficult choices that will affect both the apes and the humans.
The latest trailer offers a greater look at how the apes’ civilization has evolved since the previous movie, War for the Planet of the Apes. Pushing much closer to the first movie’s timeline, it places an emphasis on how apes were once in the position humans now are, with Noa questioning the dynamic between the two species. Moreover, the trailer unveils more of Proximus Caesar’s viewpoints, continuing to set up the film’s central conflict as his and Noa’s beliefs begin to clash.
Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes was directed by Wes Ball from a screenplay by Josh Friedman, Rick Jaffa, and Amanda Silver. Ball, Jaffa, Silver, Joe Hartwick Jr., and Jason Reed produce, with Peter Chernin and Jeno Topping executive producing. Additional cast includes Freya Allan, Peter Macon, and William H. Macy, among others.
Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes premieres May 10 in theaters. Watch the new trailer below: