Dune Part 2 release date delayed to March 2024

Dune Part 2 release date -Now you’ll have to wait until next spring to see the second part of director Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi epic.

After several delays, the much-awaited film Dune: Part Two has a new release date of March 15, 2024.

The official announcement was made by Warner Bros on Thursday, which was followed by an Instagram post shared by the studio on Monday.

An updated poster included people like Timothée Chalamet, 27, and Zendaya, 26, who star in the sci-fi feature from director Denis Villeneuve, 55.

The sequel is being produced in association with Legendary Entertainment in addition to Warner Bros. Film Group.

Dune: Part One was delayed in 2020 due to COVID-19 and its follow-up film is being temporarily put on hold due to the ongoing SAG-AFTRA and WGA strike.

 

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Why Dune Part 2 release date delayed to March 2024

Warner Bros. has made the difficult decision to push the second part of director Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune” to next year, when it finally hits theaters on March 15, 2024.

We were all assured that the iconic studio would stick to “Dune: Part 2’s” original launch date of November 3, 2023. However, now the Hollywood WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes are protracted and there is no clear agreement. Warner Bros scrapped that plan and is now shooting for early 2024.

Reports from the previous month had revealed that Warner Bros. was considering changing their December release calendar due to the strike. However, the company has opted to stick to those dates regardless of the strike. So, Wonka, another Chalamet-led film, will be released on December 15, DC Comics’ Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will be released on December 20, and The Color Purple will hit theaters on Christmas Day. According to The Hollywood Reporter’s sources, WB is still committed to the theatrical release, even amid the uncertainty of Hollywood’s double strike organized by the WGA (The Writers Guild of America) and the aforementioned actors’ union.

Why Dune Part 2 release date delayed to March 2024
Why Dune Part 2 release date delayed to March 2024

However, by moving the Dune Part 2 release date to March 15, Warner Bros. has put itself in a difficult position, as it hurts another big release from the company. Oscar-winning filmmaker Bong Joon-ho’s Mickey 17, starring Robert Pattinson, is currently set to release in theaters only two weeks later, on March 29, 2024.

This could negatively affect both their box office numbers, as Parasite is set to be an Oscar sweep in 2019. Now pay more attention to Bong’s films. Maybe we’ll see a repeat of the ‘Barbenheimer’ magic, but I wouldn’t be surprised if this film gets delayed as well.

Denis Villeneuve’s Dune: Part 2 has proved to be the biggest loser of the SAG-AFTRA strikes as its star cast – Chalamet, Zendaya, Florence Pugh and Rebecca Ferguson – will be barred from carrying out any promotional duties.

Or interview for the film. The lack of actors – or potential nominees – would have proved challenging for the awards campaign as well, which is why the Emmy Awards have been delayed as well. The first Dune film won six trophies at the Oscars and emerged as one of the biggest films during the pandemic, grossing $402 million (roughly Rs. 3,323 crores) at the global box office. Given that it has the potential to spawn a franchise similar to Star Wars, it seems fitting for WB and Legendary to hold off on its release.

In April, at US Comic-Con, Villeneuve spoke about the sequel, saying, “Part One is more of a contemplative movie. Part Two is an action-packed, epic war movie. It is much more dense. We went to all the new locations. I didn’t want a feeling of repetition. It’s all new sets. Everything is new.”

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