Last night 20th Century Fox debuted the first teaser trailer and footage from War for the Planet of the Apes, the third film in the prequel franchise leading up to the events of the classic 1968 film starring Charlton Heston. As Angie Han’s recap of the trailer and footage revealed, humans and apes are in an all out war, but Caesar still wrestles with the compassion he has for humans, having been raised by them and even helped by a few of them at various points.
The first intelligent ape has been an emotional anchor for the whole series since it began with Rise of the Planet of the Apes, but eventually he’ll have to die, whether at the hands of a human, or just because of old age. So when that time comes, will that be the end of the new Planet of the Apes prequels? According to franchise director Matt Reeves, the answer is no. Read More »
We’re going to change things up with The Toy Box a bit so we can get all this cool stuff to you a little faster than once a week. Instead, we’ll be rounding up some of the newest and coolest collectibles, decorations, gadgets and other memorabilia that you nerds might want for your shelves a few times a week so you can get your hands on stuff right away.
The latest installment features an Indiana Jones Funko POP Vinyl that you can only get at the theme park shops, an incredible set of new, detailed Ghostbusters statues, some lightsaber-themed housewares, an impressive figure featuring King Leonidas from 300, and a batch of exclusive Mondo goodies for Planet of the Apes.
See everything in this edition of The Toy Box after the jump. Read More »
Even though this year doesn’t mark a special anniversary for the classic 1968 sci-fi adventure Planet of the Apes, that doesn’t mean you don’t have a good reason to see the movie on the big screen. And the good news is that at the end of the month, Turner Classic Movies and Fathom Events will give you the opportunity to do just that.
As part of the year-long programming initiative called TCM Big Screen Classics, the original Planet of the Apes starring Charlton Heston will be returning to theaters towards the end of July for just two nights in select theaters across the country. Get all the details on Planet of the Apes in theaters after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
As Disney and Universal continue to butt heads in the ongoing war between their theme park empires, 20th Century Fox is looking to enter the arena in a big way. Armed with the rights to some of the biggest and most beloved movie franchises of all time, they have the right ingredients for something special.
But most of you reading this are in for a bit of a trip if you want to visit the newly announced 20th Century Fox World. The new park and resort is heading to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, where it will capitalize on the nation’s increasingly huge tourism industry. Hit the jump for more details.
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Posted on Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 by Angie Han
Much attention has been paid lately to all the new characters on board for War for the Planet of the Apes, but today we have news on a couple of returning players. Judy Greer will reprise her role as Cornelia the chimpanzee in the next Apes movie, while Karin Konoval is set to return as Maurice the orangutan. Read about the War for the Planet of the Apes Judy Greer news after the jump. Read More »
Production on War for the Planet of the Apes, the sequel to last year’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, has begun. Director Matt Reeves is back behind the camera for the sequel that continues the Planet of the Apes origin story that began back in 2011, and he just revealed a photo from the set of the sequel that serves as a nice tease for fans of the original 1968 movie.
Check out the War for the Planet of the Apes first look photo below! Read More »
In the realm of motion picture effects and make-up, Rick Baker is the name among names. A seven-time Oscar winner, he’s been making us believe the unbelievable for the better part of five decades. From Star Wars to An American Werewolf in London, Thriller, The Rocketeer, Men in Black, Ed Wood, Planet of the Apes, the guy has done it all. And now, you can purchase one-of-a-kind, original props from throughout his career.
On May 29, the Prop Store is hosting a Rick Baker auction featuring props, costumes, make-up effects and more from many of the films mentioned above, along with Hellboy, Gremlins 2, Harry and the Hendersons, Batman and Robin, Batman Forever and others. The stuff is stunning and, below, you can see just a few of our favorite pieces that are part of the auction. Read More »
One of the most interesting things about the new Planet of the Apes films is we all know where they’re going. Eventually in this story, maybe thousands of years down the road, a human astronaut will land on the planet and eventually realize he has come home to a very changed Earth. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves knows this. He also thinks the concept is incredibly far off from where his last film left off and where the next film, scheduled for July 29, 2016, will go.
In a new interview, Reeves talked about the importance of this next chapter in cementing that history and hypothesized about the story eventually reaching the point of the original movie. Would he do a remake of the 1968 original, or how would they handle that in this new version of the films? Reeves has thought about it. Read the Matt Reeves Planet of the Apes remake quotes below. Read More »
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Boom Studios has announced a Star Trek Planet of the Apes crossover at 2014 Comic Con. The comic book crossover will pair the original U.S.S. Enterprise crew with Taylor, Nova and the cast from the original Planet of the Apes film. As for the plot, here is a quick tease:
“With the Klingons secretly backing a renegade gorilla general in a coup for control of Ape City, Captain Kirk finds himself in the uncomfortable position of having to help out Dr. Zaius’ orangutans”
Read the full press release after the jump and check out the full cover for the Star Trek Planet of the Apes crossover comic book.
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If Matt Reeves has done his job right with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and we think he has, the film will drive people back to the original series. Viewers should be so curious about what comes next that the new film will turn people on to not only the 1968 original, but its sequels as well. Artist Alex Ross is doing that, too. He’s releasing four brand new Planet of the Apes posters based on covers of the Boom Studios Comic Planet of the Apes: Cataclysm. They’ll first be available at San Diego Comic-Con via Acme Archives. Check out the Alex Ross Planet of the Apes posters below. Read More »