Kingdom Of The Planet Of The Apes Cast & Character Guide

Summary

  • Wes Ball’s Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes will be a sequel to Matt Reeves’ original trilogy, following new characters and plot lines.
  • The events of Reeves’ trilogy will strongly influence the universe of the new film, which takes place many years after Caesar’s reign.
  • The talented cast includes actors such as Owen Teague, Freya Allan, Kevin Durand, and William H. Macy, although Macy’s character is currently unknown.



Wes Ball’s Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes is shaping up to have an exciting and talented cast. Continuing the universe that was set out in Matt Reeves’ original cinematic trilogy, the new Planet of the Apes installment will act as a sequel to those earlier films even though its story will follow mostly new characters and different plot lines. Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes will be directed by Wes Ball (The Maze Runner trilogy) and written by Josh Friedman, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, and Patrick Aison. It is currently expected to be released on May 10, 2024.


Reeves’ original Planet of the Apes trilogy chronicled the ongoing battle between humans and apes over control of the planet. It followed the apes’ leader Caesar as he fought the oppressive humans to protect his species and their homes. Though Ball’s upcoming sequel will tell a different story, the events of Reeves’ trilogy will strongly influence the universe in which it takes place. Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes will take place many years after the reign of Caeser and is poised to set up a new leg of the franchise’s expansion into the 2020s.


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Owen Teague as Noa

Owen Teague looks serious as Alec in I See You


Actor: Owen Teague, 25, is a celebrated young actor from Florida. Previously thought to be playing Cornelius in Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, Teague will instead play Noa. Teague is best known for his roles in It (2017), It Chapter Two (2019), Bloodline (2015–2017), and Black Mirror season 4 (2017). His most recent works include To Leslie (2022), Eileen (2023), You Hurt My Feelings (2023), and Reptile (2023).


Notable Movies & TV Shows:It (2017), It Chapter Two (2019), Bloodline (2015–2017), Black Mirror season 4 (2017), Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes (2024).


Character: Teague will play the protagonist of Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes named Noa, a young chimpanzee.

Freya Allan as Mae

Princess Ciri preparing to fight in The Witcher


Actor: Freya Allen, 22, is an up-and-coming English actress known best for her role as Ciri in the Netflix series The Witcher starring alongside Henry Cavill. Allen has a relatively short filmography but made a big impact through her role in The Witcher, receiving two nominations for Saturn Awards. She made her television debut on the AMC series Into the Badlands in 2018.


Notable Movies & TV Shows:Into The Badlands (2018), The War of The Worlds (2019), The Witcher (2019–present), Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes (2024).


Character: Allen will play Mae, a feral young woman who joins Noa on his journey in Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes (2024).


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Kevin Durand as Proximus Caesar

Kevin Durand standing with his arms wide as Captain Gideon in Locke & Key


Actor: Kevin Durand, 50, is a Canadian actor with an extensive filmography in both film and television. He is best known for portraying Martin Keamy in Lost and Fred J. Dukes in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Durand has been acting since 1997 and had a breakout role in the 1999 comedy hit Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. Durand has also appeared in the popular FX drama The Strain as well as Vikings, Ballers, and Locke & Key.


Notable Movies & TV Shows:Lost (2008–2010), Fruitvale Station (2013), The Strain (2014–2917), Vikings (2015–2016), Ballers (2018), Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes (2024).


Character: Durand will play Proximus Caesar, a powerful bonobo ruler in Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes (2024

William H. Macy

William H Macy looking serious Frank on Shameless


Actor: William H. Macy, 73, is an Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated actor who has appeared in some of the greatest films and television series of all time. Macy was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Fargo in 1997. Despite receiving six Emmy nominations for his iconic role as Frank Gallagher in Shameless, Macy has only won for acting and writing the 2002 TV movie Door to Door. He has also appeared in several Paul Thomas Anderson classics such as Magnolia (1999) and Boogie Nights (1997).


Notable Movies & TV Shows:Fargo (1996), Magnolia (1999), Boogie Nights (1997), Air Force One (1997), Shameless (2011–2021), Room (2015), Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes (2024).


Character: As of the time of writing, it is unknown what character William H. Macy will play in Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes (2024).

Kingdom Of The Planet Of The Apes Supporting Cast & Characters


Peter Macon – Macron’s most memorable role was Lt. Commander Bortus in The Orville, though he’s also known for his supporting role in Shameless and his voice performance as Preston Lloyd in Family Guy.


Eka Darville – Darville is an Australian actor best known for his performance as Malcolm Ducasse in multiple seasons of Netflix’s Jessica Jones series. The actor has also appeared as Ya-ema in Her Smell and Diego in The Vampire Diaries.


Travis Jeffrey Alongside his role in Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, Jeffrey’s most popular achievements include playing the characters of Scot in Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken and Henry in Gallipoli.


Neil Sandilands – Sandiland’s most popular work was in Netflix’s Sweet Tooth, where he played the character of General Abbot. The actor also had roles in the Oscar-nominated drama News of the World and the CW’s long-running sci-fi The Flash.


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Sara Wiseman – Though Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes will be Wiseman’s first mainstream appearance, the actor has appeared in several shows, such as A Place To Call Home and Under The Vines, over the course of her career. She also played Caitlin in Rake.


Lydia Peckham Another fairly unknown member of Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes’ cast, Peckham’s most recognizable roles have been in shows including Mr. Corman and Shortland Street. The actor appeared in one episode of Netflix’s live-action Cowboy Beebop reboot in 2021.


Ras-Samuel Welda’abzgi – Welda’abzgi is an Ethiopian actor and writer whose current credits include The Clearing and Found In A Dream. He’s best known for appearing in a single episode of the Australian soap opera Neighbours.


Dichen Lachman Lachman also began her career on Neighbours, before gathering acting credits in American blockbusters such as Jurassic World: Dominion and Raya and the Last Dragon. The actor famously starred as Ms. Casey in Severance.


Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes Poster

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

Set several years after the events of War for the Planet of the Apes, Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes is the next installment in the Apes saga. Ape clans have taken up residence in the oasis that Caesar sought to colonize, but humans have reverted to their animalistic nature in their absence. Now battling between enslavement and freedom, outliers in the Ape clans will take sides in a newly burgeoning society.

Release Date
May 10, 2024

Director
Wes Ball

Cast
Kevin Durand , Freya Allan , Peter Macon , Owen Teague , Eka Darville , Sara Wiseman , Neil Sandilands

Writers
Patrick Aison , Josh Friedman , Rick Jaffa , Amanda Silver

Studio(s)
20th Century , Chernin Entertainment , Oddball Entertainment , Shinbone Productions

Distributor(s)
20th Century