The release of the long-awaited Hollywood blockbuster “Dune: Part Two”, has been pushed to 2024 instead of the initial release date in late 2023 amid the ongoing writers’ strikes, an announcement that shook the film’s fans all over the world.
The epic story of Paul Atreides, played by Oscar nominee Timothée Chalamet, will only be continued on March 15.
After Variety revealed exclusively last month that Warner Bros. was considering 2024 as the release year for the sci-fi production, Warner Bros. made the news public on Thursday.
“Dune: Part Two” was co-produced by Legendary Entertainment and Warner Bros. Film Group, which is why a new release date had to be agreed upon by both companies before making it public.
The WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes are still going strong as the “Dune” postponement occurs.
The star-studded cast for the high-profile movie would not have been out promoting the film because of the SAG-AFTRA strike, which, if happened and the studios released the film without any press coverage related to the actors would have cost them millions.
The first establishment of the film, released in 2021, won six Oscars, making it Dennis Villeneuve’s greatest work and a film that portrayed different aspects of many Hollywood talents such as Oscar Isaac, Zendaya, Jason Momoa, and of course the lead actor Timothée Chalamet.