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'Dune: Part 2' launch postponed to 2024 as actors strike lingers

The launch of “Dune: Part Two,” one of many fall’s most anticipated movies, has been postponed from November till subsequent close to, Warner Bros. confirmed.

Denis Villeneuve’s science-fiction sequel had been set to open Nov 3, however will as a substitute land in theaters March 15 subsequent yr. With the actors strike coming into its second month, “Dune: Part Two” had been rumored to be eyeing a transfer. Variety earlier this month reported Warner Bros’ was mulling the delay.

Warner Bros is opting to attend till its starry forged can promote the follow-up to the 2021 Oscar-winning “Dune.” “Part Two” stars Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Dave Bautista, Javier Bardem, Stellan Skarsgård, Austin Butler, Florence Pugh and Léa Seydoux.

“Dune: Part II” is among the largest 2023 movies but postponed because of the ongoing strikes by actors and screenwriters. Recent releases have largely opted to go forward, regardless of missing their stars on crimson carpets or on journal covers. SAG-AFTRA has requested its members to not promote studio movies in the course of the work stoppage.

Luca Guadagnino’s “Challengers,” an MGM Studios release starring Zendaya, earlier withdrew from its Venice Film Festival opening night slot and postponed its debut to next April. Sony also pushed its next “Ghostbusters” movie from December to subsequent yr, and eliminated the early 2024 launch “Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse” from its schedule.

As a part of the “Dune” delay, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures are shifting “Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire” one month, to April 12. Warner Bros.’ “Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim” will vacate that April date and transfer to December 2024.

Warner Bros did not change its different 2023 releases, together with “Wonka” (Dec 15), “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” (Dec 20) and “The Color Purple” (Dec 25).

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