‘Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes’ Release Date Moves Up Two Weeks

‘Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes’ Release Date Moves Up Two Weeks

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Fans can take a trip to the “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” sooner than expected.

Disney is moving up the release date for the new “Planet of the Apes” movie from May 24 to May 10. It avoids a crowded Memorial Day holiday weekend that also includes the releases of “Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga” and “The Garfield Movie.” The apes will now take on the Amy Winehouse biopic, “Back to Black,” on the new date.

“Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” will also screen in Imax for the first two weeks of its release, marking a first for an “Apes” movie.

The new movie is set 300 years in the future and follows a new civilization of apes, monkeys, gorillas, orangutans and other primates. The previous reboot trilogy, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” (2011), “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” (2014) and “War for the Planet of the Apes” (2017) followed Caesar (played by Andy Serkis), the leader of a group of enhanced apes who slowly take over the world.

Now, a new group of primates have flourished in a jungle-like world where nature has taken over. Owen Teague stars as Noah, a young chimpanzee who meets a feral human named Mae (played by “The Witcher” star Freya Allan.

The rest of the apes include Kevin Durand, as Proximus Caesar, a powerful chimpa ruler who leads a coastal clan of apes in search of human technologies searching; Travis Jeffery and Lydia Peckham as Anaya and Soona, chimpanzees and friends of Noa; Neil Sandilands as Koro, an elder chimp from Noa’s tribe; and Peter Macon as Raka, a wise orangutan.

William H. Macy, Eka Darville, Ras-Samuel Weld A’abzgi, Sara Wiseman and Dichen Lachman also star in the film.

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