What’s on the Planet of the Apes Timeline?
The Planet of the Apes timeline includes most of the film and television in the Planet of the Apes franchise (except the Tim Burton re-imagining that we won’t talk about). The most recent reboot is placed first in the timeline, since it acts like a prequel to the original films, and it’s far enough removed on the timeline to avoid continuity errors with the older films.
However, with Escape from the Planet of the Apes, some apes go back in time. This is a separate timeline, similar to how Star Trek started a new timeline by going back in time. The television shows seem to take place in the original timeline, though after the apparent destruction of the Earth, so it’s not exactly known how it fits in. However, we’re going to assume that the original timeline continued after the end of Beneath the Planet of the Apes.
|1||Prequel Series||Buy||Rise of the Planet of the Apes||Film||Rupert Wyatt||2011|
|2||Prequel Series||Buy||Dawn of the Planet of the Apes||Film||Matt Reeves||2014|
|3||Prequel Series||War for the Planet of the Apes||Film||Matt Reeves||2017|
|4||Originals||Buy||Planet of the Apes||Film||Franklin J. Schaffner||1968|
|5||Originals||Buy||Beneath the Planet of the Apes||Film||Ted Post||1970|
|6||Originals||Buy||Escape from the Planet of the Apes||Film||Don Taylor||1971||Time loop, starts a new timeline.|
|7||Originals||Buy||Conquest of the Planet of the Apes||Film||J. Lee Thompson||1972|
|8||Originals||Buy||Battle for the Planet of the Apes||Film||J. Lee Thompson||1973|
|9||Television||Buy||Planet of the Apes||Television||Anthony Wilson||1974||An alternate timeline or continuation of previous timeline.|
|10||Television||Buy||Return to the Planet of the Apes||Television||David DePatie||1975|