We’ll be waiting a little longer to see the spice flow, as The Hollywood Reporter reports that Dune: Part Two has been delayed to 2024, one of many major release date changes that have occurred as a result of the ongoing double-strike which has shut down Hollywood in recent months.
Dune: Part Two, which was not officially greenlit until after the original film premiered in 2021, stars Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides, the noble son of a great house who becomes a leader of the Fremen people on the planet Arrakis.
Chalamet leads a vast cast that also includes Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Austin Butler, Florence Pugh, Dave Bautista, Christopher Walken, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Léa Seydoux, Stellan Skarsgård, Charlotte Rampling, and Javier Bardem, all of whom are currently unable to promote the film as negotiations between the WGA, SAG-AFTRA, and the AMPTP continue. The film’s delay also shakes up this year’s Oscar race, as Part Two was a likely Oscar contender following Part One’s impressive 10 Oscar nominations and six wins.
Instead, Dune: Part Two will now premiere on March 15th, 2024, taking over the original premiere date for Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, which will now debut on April 12th, 2024. If you’re in need of a Chalamet fix before then, the upcoming Wonka is still set to arrive in theaters on December 15th. (For now.)