This just in-
as we predicted, Warner Bros. Pictures’ upcoming “Dune: Part Two” has been delayed. Originally slated to hit theaters November 3rd 2023, the studio claims the ongoing WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes prompted a shift to March 15th, 2024.
It’s worth noting rumblings of a delay have been happening since well before the strikes began.
Denis Villeneuve returns to direct the sequel to “Dune.” We now know he’s planning- if “Part Two” is successful at the box office- a third film in the world of Frank Herbert‘s seminal work of science fiction.
“Dune Part Two” features returning “Dune” stars Timothée Chalamet (“Wonka,” “Call Me by Your Name”), Zendaya (“Spider-Man: No Way Home,” “Euphoria”), Rebecca Ferguson (“Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning”), Oscar nominee Josh Brolin (“Avengers: End Game,” “Milk”), Stellan Skarsgård, Charlotte Rampling, Javier Bardem, and Dave Bautista (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Blade Runner 2049).
Newcomers this time around include Oscar nominee Austin Butler (“Elvis”), Florence Pugh (“Black Widow,” “Little Women”), Christopher Walken (“The Deer Hunter”), Stephen McKinley Henderson (“Fences,” “Lady Bird”), and Léa Seydoux (“Midnight in Paris”).
Still no Alia.
We’re expecting numerous other tiles to also be delayed as the strikes continue.
We’ll let you know what we hear about this and other news.