With the summer Hollywood strike saga now at an end, film schedules should become a lot less erratic. The majority of movies have been pushed back, with one of the biggest for 2023, Dune: Part 2 delayed until late March 2024. Now, Warner Bros. and Legendary have announced an earlier release date for Dune: Part Two.
Rather than 15th March 2024, Dune: Part Two will now arrive on 1st March. It may only be a couple of weeks sooner, but it’s better than nothing. This was due to Universal moving The Fall Guy starring Ryan Gosling to May, opening up the slot, reports THR.
It has also been confirmed that Dune: Part Two will be available in a variety of formats. These will include a two- to three-week on Imax and Imax 70 mm, similar to Universal’s Oppenheimer.
Delay upon delays
The slightly earlier release is good news for movie fans but generally speaking, the delays are extensive. Some of the biggest include Mission Impossible 8 which is now scheduled for 2025. Whilst the likes of Beetlejuice 2 and Venom 3 still face delays into 2025 as their productions have yet to be completed.
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).
Co-stars include Josh Brolin, Austin Butler, Florence Pugh, Dave Bautista, Christopher Walken, Léa Seydoux, Stellan Skarsgård and Javier Bardem.
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