After the huge success of the first Dune movie last year, the audience is now anticipating the release of its sequel which is set for release next year and is currently in production at the moment. Fortunately, it looks like our wait for the much-awaited film will now take shorter than we expected according to a new update on its release date.
The Hollywood Reporter has reported that Warner Bros. is shifting the release date of Dune: Part Two to November 3, 2023 which is two weeks earlier than its previous November 17 date which would have put it in competition against the Hunger Games prequel film The Ballad of Songbird and Snakes.
This comes as Disney announced hours before that they are delaying the release of Marvel's Blade from November 3, 2023 to a new September 2024 release date which gave Dune: Part Two the opportunity to take over the slot and become the only new tentpole film for that weekend.
Denis Villeneuve is returning to direct and co-write the film. Returning cast members include Timothee Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgard, and Javier Bardem. They are joined by Florence Pugh, Austin Butler, Christopher Walken, and Lea Seydoux. Hans Zimmer will also return as the composer.
The release date change is certainly good news for fans who have been looking forward to seeing this film. While it's only a two-week change, fans and audiences will be able to watch the film a little bit earlier now and there is also a new tentpole that they can see post-Halloween with Blade no longer in that spot.
Hopefully, the sequel is going to be as great (if not better) as the first film and will be a satisfying continuation as they're covering the second half of the novel.
The first Dune film is available to stream on HBO Max. You can check the details about the sequel here.