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Sci-Fi Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

Regardless of how this performs I say there's no chance they make 8 more of these. That just sounds like crazy talk from some executive who thinks any franchise can reach the number of movies Fast & Furious or the MCU have reached. I think realistically we'll probably get a trilogy and then probably a couple of years in between from when they try something again.
2 more after Kingdom. Then another trilogy in the mid 2030s to 2040s. I think it could be done if the next 5 films are spread out wisely in the next 20 to 30 years, but they are unlikely to reach movie #9 by 2034 (10 years from now).

Their plan would need a lot of time and patience to be executed. Planet of the Apes isn't the most appealing franchise. So they need to make sure every film doesn't suck and at the same time, they need to prevent audience fatigue and avoid pumping out too many sequels in such ashort period of time. 🐒
 
I guess the MCU has probably also planned 20 years ahead or whatever but who knows if the planet will still be here by then? :D
 
Regardless of how this performs I say there's no chance they make 8 more of these. That just sounds like crazy talk from some executive who thinks any franchise can reach the number of movies Fast & Furious or the MCU have reached. I think realistically we'll probably get a trilogy and then probably a couple of years in between from when they try something again.

I think people are misreporting what she said. She said she'd like 9 of these when RISE of the Planet of the Apes was first being conceived. We're on movie 4 now, so potentially 5 more with this specific story closing out at 6.

SILVER When you first came up with this idea, the Apes franchise way back, you saw nine movies. We thought, “This is crazy ambitious.” But here we are. We’re at four.

JAFFA I saw nine. I don’t know if we’ll make it to nine. I would love it. We’ve spoken to not just Wes and Josh and [producer] Joe Hartwick Jr., but to Steve Asbell and Scott Aversano at 20th about what these next movies can be.

JAFFA With Kingdom, we really feel like we’ve set the foundation for at least two more movies with these characters. But we’ll see. A lot of it depends on the audience’s reaction, too.
 
2027-2030-2033-2036-2039

With a three year gap for every movie, I think it could be done as long as box office numbers are healthy.

Also this made me realize, what if Apes 4 was released earlier. Apes 4 wouldn't have been released in 2020 because of covid. I think the numbers could have been worse if it was released in 2021 to 2023. I think aside from the story, they need to pick a good month for the next sequels.
 
I miss the days when making movies was about making good movies and not mapping out the next 2 decades of sequels and spin offs.
There's nothing wrong with mapping out sequels though, especially if part of their story telling goes beyond 1 film. If 9 films is part of their vision then so be it, I wish them luck. And so far, they've done well in making good movies so far...

From the first film (Rise), it was clear they intended it to be the start of many films to come - which was obviously inspired by the first five films. And now we are now in movie #4. Nothing wrong with planning ahead of time, especially they aren't even rushing a sequel, well as far as I know, right?

This isn't something that should have been just 1film, and desperately turned into a franchise with several movies.
 
I miss the days when making movies was about making good movies and not mapping out the next 2 decades of sequels and spin offs.
These all have been good movies and fairly standalone.

I rewatched the MarkW film and now onto the OG..Its fun to see how far we've come.

I'd say even the prosthetics in that film were amazing and just reminds me that "monster" makeup is becoming more and more of a lost art.
 
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Re-watched the Caesar trilogy over the last week and man they still hold up damn well. Rise is the starter and while I like Dawn a lot, War just eclipses it almost every way for me. War is so under rated it's criminal.

Going to see the new movie tomorrow.
 
Enjoyed Kingdom a lot. Saw it in a quite packed cinema which surprised me. But really enjoyed the movie a lot. Noa and Mae were really good protagonists. Really hope we get more Raka as well.

I love how it paid homage to the previous trilogy, but then went on to do it's own thing at the same time. Really curious about that ending. Would love Ball to come back to do at least one more.

The CGI in these movies is phenomenal. But the story telling and characters are damn good too. 8/10.
 
Just saw it today. It's good. I don't think it's same quality as the previous trilogy, but I liked it. Sort of has a more of the same feel to it, but I hope sequels toy with more interesting ideas if this spawns a new trilogy. Solid 3.5/5 experience.
 
So this actually made more this past weekend than it did the weekend before. Talk about legs.
 
Yeah it's still making money Internationally as well. It's not done yet. Just hope they get a good director for the 5th movie if Ball can't do it.
 
Yeah, it’s really hanging in there. I’d say a fifth film is all but guaranteed.

Though I can’t assume they’ll wait for Wes Ball to finish Zelda before they proceed.
I doubt they'd wait but as much as I liked Wes Ball's work here I don't see the harm in mixing it up with a different director either.
 
I don't think a change in director is necessarily bad for this franchise, if anything it can help make the next one feel different. I haven't been let down by a movie so far out of the 4 we have and there's been 3 different directors.
 
I miss the days when making movies was about making good movies and not mapping out the next 2 decades of sequels and spin offs.
I hear you. Although to be fair the Apes movies have been quite subdued in that regard. They're treating them like separate theatrical trilogies with a decent amount of time in between, which is refreshing.

It's the Marvel/Star Wars model that is making the industry go down a spiral of sequels and spinoffs. John Wick comes to mind. What started as an almost direct-to-video action movie now had three more sequels, a TV series, an upcoming spinoff and God knows what else. They just can't let things go. It's all about building franchises and universes and IP.

It's the smaller studios like Neon and A24 that are making the most interesting things nowadays.
 
Mapping out 2 decades though is an exaggeration @Zantera Aside from the MCU and the producer of Apes movies, we don't know any other franchise that has been mapped out for 2 decades.

While spin-offs, is a common thing when certain projects became successful/profitable. And its been like that since the 2000s, if not the 90s.

There are plenty of newer ips out there that haven't been a mapped out for sequels and spin-offs.
 

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