Warner Bros. Entertainment released the first official Dune: Part Two trailer earlier this month. The next instalment in this epic sci-fi franchise is due to arrive in theatres on 3rd November 2023. However, recent rumours suggest that the studio could be planning to move that date, seeing Dune: Part Two delayed until 2024.
As reported by Variety, Warner Bros. is strongly considering moving Dune: Part Two to the following year because of the SAG-AFTRA strike. The strike currently engulfing Hollywood means the writers, actors and other union members have completely stopped work, which includes actors doing any film production or promotion. This has meant films such as Deadpool 3 have shut down entirely.
Dune: Part Two Delayed
Nothing has been confirmed as of now. Dune: Part Two was co-produced with Legendary Entertainment, so both parties have to agree to the delay. Due to the unpredictable nature of the strike and the number of people involved, the studios are sticking with the current timetable for now.
Bear in mind, however, that a huge part of any film’s promotion is the press tour actors have to go on. If this is unable to happen, Dune: Part Two – alongside many other films – could be shifted to ensure maximum marketing potential.
Based on Frank Herbert’s classic Dune novel, the film stars Timothée Chalamet in the central role of Paul Atredis. He is joined by an all-star cast including Zendaya as Freman Chani (Spider-Man: No Way Home) and Rebecca Ferguson as Paul Atredis’ mother Lady Jessica (Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning). Josh Brolin, Austin Butler, Florence Pugh, Dave Bautista, Christopher Walken, Léa Seydoux, Stellan Skarsgård and Javier Bardem also star.
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