UPDATE, 11:07: Dune: part two it’s a little closer now. Warner Bros. announced today that Denis Villeneuve’s sequel starring Timothée Chalamet will premiere 1 Marchtwo weeks earlier than planned.
PREVIOUSLY, August 24: In what you might expect, the anticipated sequel from Legendary Entertainment and Warner Bros Dune: part two from Denis Villeneuve, the cinema premiere will take place on November 3 March 15, 2024due to the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike. The sequel based on Frank Herbert’s novel will also arrive on Imax on a new date. Don’t be surprised if Dune: part two will launch either at the Berlin Film Festival or SXSW in late winter/early spring.
Meanwhile, despite rumors circulating that Warner Bros. will further disrupt its December release schedule due to the strike, the studio’s current Christmas tent Wonka (December 15), DC Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (December 20) i Violet colour (December 25) will keep their dates even if the SAG-AFTRA strike continues. Suspicions grew when there was no trailer for James Wan’s film this summer Aquaman 2 tagged with Warner’s theatrical release Barbie doll. Warners heard from the show loud and clear that they need these films like air after the Covid shutdown for 2020-2021. Cinema authorities are working intensively with the Burbank Club to promote these photos on social media and among loyalty club members.
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Dune: part two assumes the date previously designated by Legendary’s Godzilla X Kong: New Empire, to which he is now moving April 12. A New Line animation titled: The Lord of the Rings: War of the Rohirrim, to which he was pushed December 13, 2024. Godzilla X Kong no competing masts oppose the new date. The only other film dated for December 13 next year is Sony’s reboot Karate child. The Dune the sequel also currently remains unopposed on its new March date.
It is obvious Dune: part two he would be pushed. While the first Dune won six Oscars and was one of the highest-grossing films during Covid-19, grossing WW$402 million. The film’s box office prospects were largely limited by its daily theatrical release on Warner’s HBO Max streaming service. It was a move that caused enormous frustration Dune Legendary’s financier and producer, as well as his filmmaker. This time around, both Legendary and Warners are close to release plans Dune: part two.
The sequel has the potential to be the next one star Wars and build a future franchise for both Legendary and Warners, and to do so it needs the social media power of its young cast, which includes Zendaya, Timothée Chalamet, Florence Pugh and Austin Butler. All four have north of 258 million followers across Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, with Zendaya representing 71% of IG followers alone. Her unavailability during the actors’ strike was one of the main reasons MGM pulled its R-rated racy tennis romance, pretenders, directed by Luca Guadagnino, premiered after its premiere at the Venice Film Festival, and is scheduled for release at the end of April 2024 in September.
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As the 2024 cinema release schedule remains in jeopardy due to ongoing strikes, Dune: part two AND Godzilla X Kong provide insurance for the exhibition that led to a theatrical rebound Barbie doll AND Oppenheimer in 2023 they will continue in the New Year.
Dune: part two will land on the prime spring break weekend before Easter on March 29-31. Dune: part two explores the mythical journey of Paul Atreides (Chalamet) as he unites with Chani (Zendaya) and the Fremen, pursuing a path of revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Faced with a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the known universe, he tries to prevent a terrible future that only he can predict.
What will happen now Dune: part two is it beyond 2023? Many expected a seismic shift of tent poles starting in 2023, but we hear this is not the case. It is possible that it will be a continuation of Disney/Marvel Studios Miraclescurrently scheduled for November 10, it may be moved to November 3 to take advantage of the availability of Imax screens that leave Dune: part two. Move up Miracles it would also provide a longer runtime on large format screens ahead of the Lionsgate prequel The The hunger Games: Ballad of songbirds and snakes will be released on November 17. Sony’s Marvel series starter, Kraven the Hunter, moved its first weekend in October due to the SAG-AFTRA strike and moved to Labor Day weekend in 2024. Filling this vacancy represents a major break for Sony Gamestop’s meme comedy, stupid money October 6.
Experts say Miracles sticks to its date.
Another plus for Godzilla X Kong about the new date: the pic will likely benefit from being released in China at this time, with previous Legendary Monsterverse films doing a lot of greenery there, i.e. Godzilla ($77.6 million in 2014), Kong: Skull Island ($168.2 million in 2017), Godzilla: King of the Monsters ($135.4 million in 2019) i Godzilla vs. Kong ($188.7 million in 2021).
Meanwhile, despite Dune: part two moving forward to 2024, Imax still has enough tentpole to generate a planet of banks for the remainder of 2023, including Equalizer 3, Flower Moon Killers, The Exorcist: The Believer, Miracles, The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Wonka, Aquaman 2 and even more Oppenheimer AND Barbie doll reservations in the near future.