The Planet of the Apes franchise has been on ice because the reboot movies wrapped up with 2017’s Struggle for the Planet of the Apes. Fox is getting ready to start out the movies up once more in 2024, that means we’ll see what the sequence is like now that Disney has a maintain of it. And with Disney comes Marvel, which suggests some new comics.
Beginning subsequent 12 months, Marvel can be publishing a model new Planet of the Apes ongoing sequence from author David F. Walker (Bitter Root, Energy Man & Iron Fist) and artist Dave Wachter (Weapons of Shadow Valley, Aliens: Aftermath). The comedian was initially introduced again in June, with editor-in-chief CB Cebulski saying on the time that the brand new comedian “goes discover the bounds of what this beloved franchise has to supply via daring comics storytelling, and we stay up for setting foot on this new journey!”. Earlier than the brand new ongoing’s launch, the Apes will headline variant covers for a number of Marvel Comics all through February, together with Venom, Avengers, and Miles Morales: Spider-Man.
As a comic book e-book sequence, Planet of the Apes has been revealed by quite a few comedian publishers through the years, together with Growth! Comics extra not too long ago. Marvel acquired a maintain of the property again in 1974 underneath its Curtis Magazines imprint, which ran from that 12 months to 1977. Throughout that point, Marvel additionally revealed comedian variations of the then-first 5 Apes movies, and coloured variations of the unique two movies. These Seventies comics, revealed underneath the title of Adventures of the Planet of the Apes, can be reprinted and launched throughout 2023.
Presently, this new Apes comedian is the one one from Marvel being launched. With its Fox franchises like Alien and Predator, comics for these sequence haven’t ballooned in dimension like Star Wars has, however don’t be stunned if there are some tie-in books coming across the time that fourth film is gearing up for launch.
Planet of the Apes #1 will launch on print and digital in April 2023
Planet of the Apes was initially a 1963 French novel written by Pierre Boulle that was then tailored right into a Charlton Heston-starring movie in 1968. The property shortly discovered its manner into comics the identical 12 months, with Marvel then buying the rights to Planet of the Apes in 1974. The franchise has discovered a house at numerous completely different publishers within the a long time since, together with Energy Information, Darkish Horse Comics, Mr. Comics, BOOM! Studios and extra.
A brand new Planet of the Apes movie, Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, can also be at the moment within the works from twentieth Century Studios, which is owned by the Walt Disney Firm. The movie is reportedly set a number of years after the earlier installment, 2017’s Struggle for the Planet of the Apes, and can star Travis Jeffery, Neil Sandilands, Sara Wiseman, Ras-Samuel Welda’abzgi, Lydia Peckham, Owen Teague, Freya Allen, Peter Macon, Eka Darville and Kevin Durand. Directed by The Maze Runner’s Wes Ball, Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes is scheduled to be launched in theaters on Might 24, 2024.