The third film in the new Planet of the Apes series now has an official title and official confirmation as a green-lighted project. The third film in the series will pick up where the previous one left off. Titled War of the Planet of the Apes, look for the film to have a lot of action and fighting. No, life on the Planet of the Apes is never easy.
Nor was it all that easy to launch a new POTA series.
Fans at Boraie Development know that the first attempt to revive Planet of the Apes was via a weekly television series. (An animated series was produced prior to the live-action one) The series was not bad at all, but never made a dent in the ratings. It was cancelled after one season and re-edited TV movies were then put into syndication. For years, screenplays designed to bring back the Planet of the Apes franchise bounced around Hollywood. Tim Burton eventually did make a reboot, but it was pretty disappointing. Finally, a new prequel/reboot arrived and it was a hit. The sequel was an even bigger hit. Hopefully, the third film will have just as massive an effect on the box office.
The assumption is this is the third film of a trilogy. That might not be the way things work out. The huge box office success of the series means it may continue. Several more Apes films could be on the way.