Sunday afternoon, reports surfaced pointing to Wes Ball's Planet of the Apes movie serving as a reboot for the franchise. Naturally, fans are torn on what that means for the Disney-owned series of blockbusters. After all, just three short years ago, Matt Reeves' War for the Planet of the Apes entered theaters to critical and commercial success. Its 94 percent Certified Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes remains a franchise-best and the $489.59 million it earned worldwide is second, only to its immediate predecessor in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
Though it has yet to be confirmed on the studio front, Ball has promised a faithful adaptation of the decades-old franchise. "I’ll say this about Apes... I grew up on the original and absolutely love the previous trilogy," the filmmaker wrote on Twitter after the new movie was announced last year. "I would only do this if I felt I could offer something special while still honoring what’s come before. We have something that’s shaping up to be an awesome chapter to this franchise."
Keep scrolling to see what fans are saying about the potential of another Apes reboot. Do you want to see a continuation from War for the Planet of the Apes or would you prefer a relaunch? Let us know why or why not in the comments section
Reboot of a Reboot
@20thcentury please do not reboot planet of the apes. How come studios think reboots are the answer the past 3 movies were awesome and you should continue it from where it left off..— John Castro (@JohnCas49808891) February 16, 2020
I'll Be Fine
Honestly, if Wes Ball's Planet of the Apes is a reboot, I'll be fine. Yeah, I would love to see him continue the story through Cornelius but that doesn't guarantee it'll be good.
All that matters to me is that it's a good movie. pic.twitter.com/mhdZLyxJO2— Jesse #Vault13Gang (@JesseJoJon) February 16, 2020
Planet of the apes is getting a reboot already— Muhammad Salman Saqib (S@llu) (@EngrMSSQ) February 16, 2020
Wtf why!??? Just continue on with the story.— Raul Juarez (@hiimraul33) February 16, 2020
Oh wow so orginal and creative NOT— Nerdville Coffee and Comics (@fiend_comic) February 16, 2020
WHY! Just fucking continue the story🤦🏻♂️— YC (@YC_0015) February 16, 2020