Date: 25th August 2023

Dune: Part Two Has Officially Been Delayed Until March 2024.

As actors & writers continue to strike for fair wages, WB has decided to move Denis Villeneuve's Dune: Part Two from November 2023 to March 2024.

The choice to move Denis Villeneuve's "Dune" sequel was rooted in wanting the cast (Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Florence Pugh, Rebecca Ferguson, Austin Butler, etc.) to be able to participate in a global pre-release marketing campaign. Screenwriters and actors are currently forbidden from promoting their films due to the strikes.

"Dune: Part Two", the second half of a two-part theatrical adaptation of Frank Herbert’s first 500-page tome, has been pushed from Nov. 3, 2023 to March 15, 2024. Warner Bros. Discovery also delayed the release of "Godzilla x Kong: The Lost Empire" from the new "Dune 2" date to April 12, 2024. Since April 12 was originally the slot for the animated "Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim", the animated action fantasy will now open on Dec. 13, 2024.

Insiders noted that Warner Bros. Discovery stressed they were making individual decisions based on what they felt was best for each film. “Wonka,” (also starring Chalamet) “The Color Purple” and “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” still have December 2023 release dates.

Sony is the only other major studio to delay several of its movies amid the strikes; last month the company pushed back “Kraven the Hunter” and a “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” sequel to 2024, in addition to removing “Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse” from the release calendar. And “Dune: Part Two” isn’t the only Zendaya-starring movie to get delayed; MGM’s “Challengers,” a tennis drama starring Zendaya, Mike Faist and Josh O’Connor, also moved to next year.

Source: Press Release



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