KINGDOM OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Taps JESSICA JONES Alum Eka Darville In Undisclosed Role

KINGDOM OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Taps JESSICA JONES Alum Eka Darville In Undisclosed Role

Production is set to get underway on 20th Century Studios' Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes sometime this month, and the project has now added a new cast member in Jessica Jones actor Eka Darville.

By MarkCassidy - Oct 07, 2022 07:10 PM EST
Filed Under: Sci-Fi

This article was originally posted on SFFGazette.com.

Jessica Jones alum Eka Darville is set to journey to the Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes.

THR reports that Darville, who appeared as Malcolm Ducasse in both seasons of the Netflix superhero show and The Defenders, has signed on for a role in 20th Century Studios' next POTA movie, but no details on his character were disclosed.

Owen Teague (It, The Stand) will star as the "lead ape," and the studio recently announced that production will commence at some point this month with both Freya Allan (The Witcher) and Peter Macon (The Orville) on board. Wes Ball (The Maze Runner) will direct.

You can check out the recently released concept art below.

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This film starts an all-new chapter in the Planet of the Apes saga, picking up many years after the conclusion of 2017’s War for the Planet of the Apes. The screenplay is by Josh Friedman (War of the Worlds), Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), and Patrick Aison (Prey). Joe Hartwick Jr. (The Maze Runner trilogy), Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver and Jason Reed (Mulan) are the film’s producers. Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping are the executive producers.

Steve Asbell, President 20th Century Studios said, “’Planet of the Apes’ is one of the most iconic and storied science fiction franchises in film history, as well as being an indelible part of our studio’s legacy. With ‘Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes’ we are privileged to continue the series’ tradition of imaginative, thought-provoking cinema, and can’t wait to share Wes’ extraordinary vision for this new chapter with audiences in 2024.”

The iconic franchise was rebooted (although the movies also served as prequels) back in 2011 with Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and the new trilogy wrapped-up in 2017's superb War for the Planet of the Apes.

Although there is plenty of room to continue the story, we weren't sure if this new instalment would be a follow-up or a full reboot. Based on the official description above, we're leaning towards the former.

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HeavyMetal4Life
HeavyMetal4Life - 10/7/2022, 7:13 PM
I'm guessing that's Cornelius in the concept art.
NinnesMBC
NinnesMBC - 10/7/2022, 7:43 PM
Great casting.
Saga
Saga - 10/7/2022, 7:46 PM
I know him since Power rangers, glad to see him on mainstream movies
AmazingFILMporg
AmazingFILMporg - 10/7/2022, 7:56 PM
Excited for this💪
BritishMonkey
BritishMonkey - 10/7/2022, 8:03 PM
Nice to see him getting some good stuff.
dracula
dracula - 10/7/2022, 8:17 PM
He was also the final disney red ranger
MarkCassidy
MarkCassidy - 10/7/2022, 9:10 PM
Say what you will about Jessica Jones, this dude was great
dragon316
dragon316 - 10/7/2022, 10:19 PM
Last one was good but very depressing wanted humans try learn to live in harmony with apes or apes move away from humans live in peace while humans are hunting them down but humans slowly die out from virus was depressing see little girl be one orphan only human maybe live on planet
THEDARKKNIGHT1939
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 10/8/2022, 12:57 AM
I wonder if Freya Allan is playing a grown up Nova.



Though they could have just used the original actress since she's only 3 years younger. She seems to be getting a lot of work since Apes so it's not like acting in that was a one time thing for her. So maybe Freya's a new character.
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