Kingdom Of The Planet Of The Apes: Can We Finally Get An Answer To A Half Century Old Question?!

MOVIE NEWS – The timing is right for Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ easter egg to finally pay off in Disney’s new Planet of the Apes trilogy…



Disney’s upcoming Planet of the Apes trilogy, which kicks off with 2024’s Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, may finally deliver an Easter egg that first appeared in 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes. The first film in the franchise reboot recounted the events that set both apes and humans on the path that ended with apes becoming the dominant species on the planet. And people are little more than silent feral animals.

Andy Serkis’ character Caesar became the messiah of the ape race; his legacy continues in Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, which takes place many years after Caesar’s death.

Beginning with Rise of the Planet of the Apes, the trilogy focused on a previously unexplored part of the time plane laid out in the original Planet of the Apes films from the 1960s and 1970s. Although the rebooted series included some one-off easter eggs from the original series, it still focused solely on the original story. However, there is a significant hint in Rise that may be realized in the latest trilogy. Maybe immediately, given where Kingdom sits in the franchise’s timeline.


What is this hidden clue that could Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes explain?!


In a scene from the film Uprising, there are details about a space mission that clearly alludes to the mission that takes George Taylor, played by Charlton Heston, into the future in the 1968 version of Planet of the Apes. The mission’s launch is shown very briefly on a television in the background. Later in the film, a newspaper headline notes that the space shuttle intended to take astronauts to Mars for the first time has been lost in space.

The mission they’re referring to is almost certainly the one depicted at the beginning of Planet of the Apes: this easter egg is one of the most evident signs that the modern trilogies are generally on the same timeline as the original series.

While the trailer did reveal some information about where Kingdom fits into the timeline, it’s not yet known if that film or any of its sequels will ultimately reflect on the aforementioned Easter egg from Rise.


The timeline of Planet of the Apes moves closer to the original film


The new Planet of the Apes’ trailer reveals that the timeline is quickly approaching the original film. The coastal ape civilization shown in the trailer is not as sophisticated as the one seen in Planet of the Apes. However, many elements align with the original film’s plot. Perhaps the most significant is the relationship between humans and apes. Since the events of War for the Planet of the Apes, humanity seems to have completely regressed to the feral state seen in Planet of the Apes. The monkeys hunt humans, which is also consistent with the original.


Could George Taylor be in the new movie?


Because of its location in the timeline, Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes is the perfect opportunity to revive the franchise’s original hero, George Taylor. The development of the ape civilizations does not match directly. However, apes seem to have achieved a broader range of speech and organization. This would allow George Taylor’s story to play out similarly. The film’s story is about an ape leader searching for human technology. This ties in perfectly with the return of George Taylor. His crashed spaceship may actually be the human technology he is looking for.

Source: Planet of the Apes Wiki

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