War For the Planet of the Apes sequel

When word came out that The Maze Runner director Wes Ball would be directing a new Planet of the Apes movie for 20th Century Studios, there was some initial confusion about whether or not it would be another reboot or be a continuation of the story that played out over the most recent Apes trilogy. Ball quickly put that to rest, saying “Caesar’s legacy will continue,” and now he’s spoken a bit more about what he hopes to achieve with the upcoming sequel.
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Motion Capture Characters

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, see what the motion capture performances looked like behind the scenes of movies like Beauty and the Beast, the Shape of Water, Call of the Wild, and more. Plus, watch a gag reel of some movie mistakes from the set of Netflix’s new comedy The Wrong Missy, and listen as Scoob! and The Willoughbys star Will Forte improvises some voices for cartoon characters he’s seeing for the first time. Read More »

new planet of the apes

There’s a new Planet of the Apes movie in the works, but if you’ve read reports stating it’s another remake/reboot, you’ve been misinformed. Maze Runner director Wes Ball has been tasked with tackling the franchise next, and he was also nice enough to jump on Twitter and confirm that whatever he’s making, it’s not a reboot. Ball was tight-lipped as to what the movie might be about, but he swears that the legacy of the previous trilogy will remain intact.

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new planet of the apes movie

Ready for Disney’s Planet of the Apes? Even if you aren’t, it’s still happening. Planet of the Apes is about to be one of the first Fox properties to get a new lease on life under new Disney ownership, with Maze Runner helmer Wes Ball tapped to develop and direct. But here’s what’s unclear: no one is saying whether or not this is a whole new reboot of the franchise, or if it’s going to tie into the recent trilogy starring Andy Serkis as advanced ape revolutionary Caesar.

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20th Century Fox

Dark Phoenix was quite the dismal end to the X-Men franchise as the studio passed the torch of Marvel’s mutants on to The Walt Disney Company after the acquisition of 20th Century Fox. But it’s the film’s box office performance that will be even more detrimental, because the film’s overall losses have forced Disney to axe pretty much all developing movies that were in the works from 20th Century Fox with the exception of a couple key franchises. Find out more below. Read More »

Creating the Millennium Falcon

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, dive into the making of the Millennium Falcon by Industrial Light and Magic for Solo: A Star Wars Story. Plus, learn about hidden digital visual effects you never noticed in movies like Gone Girl and Brokeback Mountain, and watch as Andy Serkis breaks down his most memorable characters from his career so far. Read More »

Avengers Infinity War Q&A

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch an entire two-hour Q&A with directors Anthony & Joe Russo all about Avengers: Infinity War. Plus, check out a collection of classic sci-fi props from Planet of the Apes, Star Trek and much more, and watch a table read for Big Mouth with Nick Kroll reading all of the voice roles. Read More »

Planet of the Apes - Durieux

Celebrated artist Laurent Durieux has a new solo art show coming up at the Mondo Gallery, and today we’re thrilled to debut his take on one of the most iconic science fiction films in history: 1968’s Planet of the Apes. Check out Durieux’s Planet of the Apes poster (and its variant edition) below. Read More »

On April 3, 1968, two all-time greats of the science fiction genre, Planet of the Apes and 2001: A Space Odyssey, hit U.S. theaters. Both films are classics in which astronaut missions go awry, but there are other linking threads. In 2001: A Space Odyssey, the famous “Dawn of Man” sequence shows the beginning of human history, with intelligence alighting within some of our ape-like ancestors, teaching them how to wield bones as weapons. In Planet of the Apes, it’s the end of history we see: humankind has nuked itself into near extinction and the world has come full circle to where it is now overrun by primates again.

In addition, both movies honor the genre tradition of using the future as commentary on social concerns of their day, with a major linking thread being the principle of evolution. Let’s discuss these two seminal films, their legacy, and how they align and differ in their views of humankind, its place in history, and its place in the cosmos.

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Hero Complex Gallery Easter Eggs Art Show

Even though Easter may be over a week away, you can still have some fun hunting for Easter eggs thanks to the latest exhibition from Hero Complex Gallery.

A new show, aptly called Easter Eggs, brings together artists Ape Meets Girl (aka Kevin M. Wilson) and Vance Kelly for a little gallery featuring pieces that showcase a cavalcade or inside references to some of your favorite movies and TV shows. We exclusively debuted a couple pieces from this show earlier in the week, but now all of the pieces from the Hero Complex Gallery Easter Eggs art show are available online, including prints for Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Reservoir Dogs, Tombstone, The Crow, Planet of the Apes and more. Read More »