The audience will have to wait a few more months to see Dune: Part Two of Denis Villeneuvesince it is being reported that Legendary y Warner Bros. have decided to postpone the theatrical release of the highly anticipated sequel.
The Deadline medium makes it official that Dune 2 it will leave behind its release on November 3, 2023 to be released on March 15, 2024, due to the strike of the Actors Union (SAG-AFTRA). The new date will also include functions in IMAX format.
- One of the rules of the Screen Actors Guild strike is not allowing its members to participate in promotional work of any kind, including press tours, movie and series premieres, and mass events.
Dune: Part Two is taking the previous release date of Godzilla X Kong: The New Empireand this in turn is moved to April 12, 2024. This date was previously reserved for the animated film Lord of the Rings: The War of Rohirrim of New Line and WB, which was postponed to December 13, 2024.
The outlet reports that WB is not expected to make changes to its December 2023 release schedule. Wonka (December 15), Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (December 20) and The Color Purple (December 25th). These three productions are expected to keep their release dates.
Other high-profile productions such as The Marvels from Disney and Marvel Studios, currently with a premiere set for November 10, 2023, will be postponed. Even Deadline speculates that it could be brought forward to November 3 (the date vacated by Dune 2) in an attempt to take advantage of the IMAX theaters that have now become available.
Villeneuve resumes his work as screenwriter, director and producer, while Jon Spaihts returns as co-writer.
The abundant cast is made up of the returns of Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Javier Bardemy dave bautistaand new additions like Florence Pugh (Midsommar, Don’t Worry Darling), Austin Butler (Elvis), Léa Seydoux (Crimes of the Future, No Time to Die), Christopher Walken (Severance, The Outlaws), y Tim Blake Nelson (Cabinet of Curiosities, Nightmare Alleyserie Watchmen).
SYNOPSIS DUNE: PART TWO
The plot will explore the mythical journey of Paul Atreides as he joins Chani and the Fremen as he seeks revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Faced with a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the universe, he strives to avoid a terrible future that only he can foresee.
Villeneuve, Mary Parent, Cale Boyter, Tanya Lapointe and Patrick McCormick are the producers. Executive producers include Josh Grode, Herbert W. Gains, Brian Herbert, Byron Merrit, Kim Herbert, Thomas Tull, Spaihts, Richard P. Rubinstein, and John Harrison, with Kevin J. Anderson serving as creative consultant.
Dune It was conceived to be made in two parts, since Frank Herbert’s literary material is so rich and extensive that one film was not enough to adequately cover all the stories, and the themes addressed in it, such as religion, politics, and the environment. .
Dune arrived in US theaters on October 22, 2021, also having a simultaneous release in HBO Max. At the domestic box office, it collected $40.1 million dollars, becoming the best hybrid release of 2021, and the best domestic release in Villeneuve’s career. In the international market –where it premiered a week earlier– it totaled $180.6 million dollars, for a global total of $220.2 million dollars. The production budget was $165 million without marketing costs. All the details of its premiere box office in this link.