The Reign of the Apes begins – ‘Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes’ Now Showing in Philippine Cinemas

[Philippines, May 9, 2024]. Welcoming a new chapter in the celebrated Planet of the Apes franchise, the Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, is now showing in theaters nationwide. The latest action-adventure film immerses audiences in a riveting world where apes rule and humans are struggling to survive.

Billboards of Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes take over Metro Manila

Early reactions to the movie are now calling it a ‘new hope for the apes franchise.’ During its Hollywood premiere, the Wes Ball movie received overwhelmingly positive reviews—noting that the sequel can reel in non-fans with its new chapter while still spotlighting the time-honored legacy of Caesar for the franchise loyals.


In the Philippines, the reign of the apes is now in full swing. Proximus Caesar makes his mark all around Metro Manila— with his menacing gaze towering over passersby of buildings, street posts, and jeepneys— while media, content creators, and partners joined the Philippine premiere in Metro Manila, Iloilo City, and Pampanga City on May 7.

Set in a post-apocalyptic landscape where the apes hold power and control, the 2024 movie spectacle tells the story of Noa, a young, naïve ape who doesn’t know anything about the outside world where the Apes’ previous leader, Caesar, has become a legend. Director Wes Ball shares, “If the last three movies were the apes in their stone age, now they’re entering their bronze age. We’re starting to see cultures develop within different clans. We see what has happened to the world.”

With a stellar cast featuring Owen Teague, Freya Allan, and Peter Macon, the Kingdom of Planet of the Apes is filled with riveting storytelling, thrilling action sequences, and breathtaking visuals. Likewise, the advanced special effects and groundbreaking motion-capture technology bring the apes to life in a way that feels intensely real, making this film a must-see cinematic experience to be enjoyed with family and friends on the biggest screen possible.




Proximus Caesar (played by Kevin Durand) in 20th Century Studios’ KINGDOM OF THE PLANET OF THE APES. Photo courtesy of 20th Century Studios. © 2023 20th Century Studios. All Rights Reserved.
(L-R): Noa (played by Owen Teague) , Freya Allan as Nova and Raka (played by Peter Macon) in 20th Century Studios’ KINGDOM OF THE PLANET OF THE APES. Photo courtesy of 20th Century Studios. © 2024 20th Century Studios. All Rights Reserved.

Witness the rise of a new era and catch Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes in theaters now, available in IMAX®, 4DX, and 2D cinema screens nationwide.

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About 20th Century Studios

20th Century Studios is an Academy Award®-winning producer of theatrical feature films and critically acclaimed streaming releases. It is home to such iconic franchises as “Avatar,” “Alien,” “Planet of the Apes,” “Predator,” “Die Hard,” and “Kingsman” and creator of hit films including “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “The Greatest Showman,” “The Martian,” and “Ford v Ferrari” and “Free Guy.” It also launched the successful “Deadpool” and “X-Men” film series, Oscar®-winner “West Side Story” and 2022’s “Prey.” Recent releases include “The Creator,” “The Boogeyman,” and the Oscar-winning box-office smash “Avatar: The Way of Water.” Previously known as 20th Century Fox prior to becoming a part of The Walt Disney Company, 20th Century Studios is recognized for its incredible 80-year legacy. It is the studio that brought the world the first six “Star Wars” films, in addition to standouts from across the decades, including “Miracle on 34th Street,” “All About Eve,” “The King and I,” “The Sound of Music,” “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” “The Princess Bride,” “True Lies,” “Edward Scissorhands,” “Home Alone,” “My Cousin Vinny,” “Speed,” “Cast Away,” “Moulin Rouge!,” “Minority Report,” “Gone Girl” and “The Revenant.”


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