Dune 2: Denis Villeneuve's sequel is already a little late

Dune 2: Denis Villeneuve’s sequel is already a little late

Already a first report for Dunes 2the sequel to the adaptation of the writings of Frank Herbert directed by Denis Villeneuvewhich will be released a little later than expected.

Even before the release of the first Dunesthere was little doubt that Warner would give the green light for the construction of a sequel, the adaptation of Frank Herbert’s novel having from the start been thought of as a beetle. According to director Denis Villeneuve, it would therefore have taken a disaster at the box office to prevent Dunes 2 to see the day. But the first installment raked in more than $400 million at the global box office for an estimated non-marketing budget of $165 million and cracked the top 10 highest grossing of 2021 at home despite its hybrid release on HBO Max.

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As expected, the second part has therefore been confirmed only a month after the release of the first. The film will thus see the return of the Paul Atreides of Timothée Chalametbut also. Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem, Dave Bautista and Stellan Skarsgard. The space opera universe and mythology will also expand with the arrival ofAustin Butler to play a member of House Harkonnen, from Léa Seydoux to camp Dame Margot, from Florence Pugh to embody Princess Irulan Corrino and Christopher Walken to play Emperor Shaddam IV.

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All these beautiful people will however take a little longer than expected to come together on the big screen. According to varietyWarner postponed the arrival in theaters of Dunes 2 a few weeks, thus going from a release scheduled for October 20, 2023 to November 17, 2023. On the other hand, the article did not specify whether this delay is linked to a postponement of the start of production, with filming to begin later this year without further details. The studio hasn’t given an explanation yet, but it’s likely just wanting to take advantage of the Thanksgiving period to lure people into theaters.

If the calendar does not move in the meantime, Dunes 2 will face the spin-off ofThe Hunger Games, The Ballad of the Serpent and the Songbird of Lionsgate, and the animated film Trolls 3 of Universal, or any competitor likely to encroach on its audience. Until then, Timothée Chalamet will be back on the bill with Bones and All for which he will find the director Luca Guadagnino (Call Me by Your Name), but also Wonkathe musical spin-off about young Willy Wonka from Charlie and the chocolate factory.


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