The franchise received a breath of fresh air in 2011 when it was rebooted with Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Both Matt Reeves and Andy Serkis said they wanted to make more movies after 2017's War for the Planet of the Apes, though it doesn't look like they will be directly involved at this point in time. It's unclear if Ball's new movie will fit in with the reboot trilogy or if it will be something brand-new.
After Planet of the Apes 4 was announced, Wes Ball addressed the situation on social media. Fans of the original franchise weren't sure what to make