‘Dune: Half Two’ launch postponed to 2024 as Hollywood actors strike lingers

A still from ‘Dune: Part Two’

A nonetheless from ‘Dune: Half Two’
| Picture Credit score: Warner Bros.

The discharge of Dune: Half Two, one of many fall’s most anticipated movies, has been postponed from November till subsequent yr, Warner Bros has confirmed. Denis Villeneuve’s science-fiction sequel had been set to open on November 3, however will as a substitute land in theatres on March 15 subsequent yr.

With the actors’ strike coming into its second month, Dune: Half Two had been rumoured to be eyeing a transfer. Selection earlier this month reported Warner Bros was mulling the delay.

Warner Bros is opting to attend till its starry forged can promote the follow-up to the 2021 Oscar-winning Dune.

Starring Timothee Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Dave Bautista, Javier Bardem, Stellan Skarsgard, Austin Butler, Florence Pugh and Lea Seydoux, Dune: Half Two is without doubt one of the greatest 2023 movies but postponed as a result of ongoing strikes by actors and screenwriters.

Current releases have principally opted to go forward, regardless of missing their stars on crimson carpets or on journal covers. SAG-AFTRA has requested its members to not promote studio movies in the course of the work stoppage.

Luca Guadagnino’s Challengers, an MGM Studios launch starring Zendaya, earlier withdrew from its Venice Movie Competition opening night time slot and postponed its debut to subsequent April.

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Sony additionally pushed its subsequent Ghostbusters movie from December to subsequent yr and eliminated the early 2024 launch Spider-Man: Past the Spider-Verse from its schedule.

As a part of the Dune delay, Warner Bros. and Legendary Photos are shifting Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire one month, to April 12. Warner Bros’ Lord of the Rings: The Conflict of the Rohirrim will vacate that April date and transfer to December 2024.

Warner Bros did not change its different 2023 releases, together with Wonka (December 15), Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom (December 20) and The Coloration Purple (December 25).

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