Last year, Dune and Godzilla vs. Kong were among the films that were successful at the box office and brought back the audience to movie theaters as the industry is recovering from the effects of the pandemic. Fortunately, both of them are slated to have a follow-up film and now we have a new update regarding their release dates.
According to Variety, Warner Bros. has delayed the release of Dune: Part Two for a few weeks. It is now slated to arrive in theaters on November 17, 2023 instead of its previous date of October 20. The film will open in theaters the same day as the Hunger Games prequel The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes and Trolls 3. The studio has also set a March 15, 2024 release date for the untitled Godzilla vs. Kong sequel.
Dune: Part Two will cover the second half of the Frank Herbert novel. Denis Villeneuve is returning to direct and co-write. Returning cast members include Timothee Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, and Javier Bardem. They are joined by Florence Pugh, Austin Butler, Christopher Walken, and Lea Seydoux. Production is slated to begin later this year.
The untitled Godzilla vs. Kong sequel will see the return of Adam Wingard in the director's chair. The plot details of the next larger-than-life monster fight are still under wraps. Dan Stevens has been tapped to star in the film. Production will reportedly begin later this year in Australia.
While it might be disappointing to hear that Dune: Part Two has delayed its release date, it is only for a few weeks and we just need to extend our waiting time for a short amount of time. Considering what they did with the first film, we can pretty much safely say that it will be worth the wait.
It is also great that we finally have the release date now for the Godzilla vs. Kong sequel although it's still curious to see what kind of story they have in store for their next fight and whether they will deliver the same fun and thrill that they gave in the recent MonsterVerse film.
The audience definitely has a lot of expectations for both films. Let's just hope that both of them will deliver and the wait that we will have is going to be worth it.