It looks like China is ready for some major Hollywood releases next month. It has been confirmed that Denis Villeneuve's adaptation of Dune will premiere in the Middle Kingdom this October. In addition to that, Daniel Craig's final James Bond film No Time To Die will hit Chinese theaters as well.
Several sources have confirmed that Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures managed to secure a day-to-date release for Dune in China on October 22. It's an awesome chance for the film considering that Villeneuve is still upset about the movie being released on HBO Max on the same day as its theatrical release date. Hopefully, the Chinese release of the epic adaptation of Frank Herbert's book will help in the international box office haul.
Meanwhile, No Time To Die's Chinese release date is set for October 29 which is a lot later than the rest of the world. Nevertheless, it's going to be worth the wait for audiences in the Middle Kingdom.
Dune and No Time To Die are the only major flicks confirmed for Chinese release dates, at least for now. However, it's unlikely that they will get any competition from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It has been reported that Eternals might not be released in China due to director Chloe Zhao's previous criticism.
On the other hand, China could still see a few comic book movies in the future. There are speculations that Venom: Let There Be Carnage and Spider-Man: No Way Home will be released in Chinese theaters. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.
Dune will premiere on October 22, 2021. No Time to Die is scheduled for release on October 8, 2021.