DUNE: PART TWO Delayed Until 2024 Due to Actors’ Strike

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DUNE: PART TWO Delayed Until 2024 Due to Actors’ Strike

By Movieguide® Contributor

Warner Bros. has pushed back the release date of DUNE: PART TWO due to the ongoing actors’ strike.

Originally slated to release this November, the movie is now set to release on March 15, 2024.

The delayed release date comes from the studio’s desire to capitalize on the big-name actors starring in the movie. As long as the SAG strike continues, actors cannot promote their movies or attend the premiere. 

“Not having stars to do publicity for your movies is a huge detriment to the overall campaign,” a top studio executive told The Hollywood Reporter. “You lose the cultural impact of having talent talk about the film.”

Rather than accept these profit losses, Warner Bros. has decided to delay any major release until the actors’ strike is resolved.

Promotion for DUNE: PART TWO would have begun soon as the cast built hype for the movie in the month leading up to its release.

Along with Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya, DUNE: PART TWO stars Rebecca Ferguson, Dave Bautista, Charlotte Rampling, Florence Pugh and Austin Butler.

Variety added that Warner Bros. movie GODZILLA X. KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE has also been delayed to April 12, 2024, from its original March 14 release. 

Movieguide® previously reported:

If the second film is anything like the first film, which also received a Movieguide® Award Nomination, we will see much more action and excitement.  

DUNE: PART TWO will take viewers along the journey of Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) as he finds Chani (Zendaya) and the Freman. He embarks on a journey of revenge against the conspirators who ruined his family. Atreides is faced with a decision to make, the love of his life and the fate of the world. He voyages to stop a horrifying future only he can see.