Back in December saw the word that Wes Ball will be directing a new Planet of the Apes movie, however, at the time it was unknown if it would be a continuation of the Matt Reeves films, a remake or a reboot.
While responding to an erroneous rumor that the new Planet of the Apes would be a reboot, Wes Ball, who is known for the Maze Runner movies, sets the record straight.
"It’s never been easier for film journalists to actually get in touch with the actual people who actually know... but maybe it’s the point to NOT fact-check these days? Regardless. Don’t worry. I won’t ruin the surprises, but it’s safe to say Caesar’s legacy will continue..." Ball tweeted.
It’s never been easier for film journalists to actually get in touch with the actual people who actually know... but maybe it’s the point to NOT fact-check these days?— Wes Ball (@wesball) February 17, 2020
Regardless. Don’t worry. I won’t ruin the surprises, but it’s safe to say Caesar’s legacy will continue...--
Wes Ball tackling Planet of the Apes
While Wes Ball didn't reveal too much, it could be possible that Ball is doing some sort of remake of the original 1968 movie which starred Charlton Heston, but in the universe created by Ruper Wyatt and Matt Reeves that featured Caesar.
Regarding why Matt Reeves isn't doing any new Apes films, Reeves is directing The Batman starring Robert Pattinson, which might see Reeves do a new Batman trilogy, so if they waited for Reeves to return to the Apes franchise, it could be near ten years.
Disney acquired the rights to the Planet of the Apes franchise with the recent purchase of Fox Studios, and while at Fox, the previous three Planet of the Apes movies generated $1.68 billion at the box office. There were five films involved with the 1968 original, and the one-and-done Tim Burton and Mark Wahlberg flick from 2001.
Wes Ball's Planet of the Apes has no release date as of yet.