The Press Release:
Today, Marvel Entertainment announced the PLANET OF THE APES franchise is returning to Marvel Comics with all-new stories starting in early 2023! The legendary science fiction franchise has spanned over five decades with media including comics, books, films, television series, video games, and toys.
The “Planet Of The Apes” films were an indelible part of my youthful cinema going activity and I loved them all, and this includes the short-lived television series. Given my vintage I did not see the original film when it opened as I was too young but had seen a number of them on television when they finally aired. There was no HBO and such back then and we youth only had “The 4:30 Movie” for a lot of stuff like this. I do recall seeing the final film “Battle For The Planet Of The Apes” when it hit the big screen in 1973 with my Grandmother; It would close out an all-day “Apethon” where all the films would be shown in sequence. Thanks Nan. Fast forward to where we stand now it was a couple of years ago that the world got a revision and relaunch of the storyline with “Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes” and it was met with considerable approval. Today’s its much anticipated sequel “Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes” opens up in theaters everywhere. Check out that brooding poster.