Second part of “Dune” postponed to November 2023

The return to the desert planet Arrakis has been delayed: the second part of “Dune” will not be released until November 2023.

the essentials in brief

  • The sequel to the sci-fi epic “Dune” will not be released until the end of 2023.
  • Warner Bros. does not reveal why their publication will be delayed.
  • At the same time, the “Hunger Games” prequel is planned.

Fans of the sci-fi epic “Dune” will have to wait a little longer before they find out what’s next for the young Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet, 26). Film studio Warner Bros. has postponed the US start date by about a month.

Instead of mid-October, Denis Villeneuve’s (54) sequel to the cinema success of 2021 is now scheduled to start on November 17, 2023 in the USA, writes the industry website “Deadline”. November 16 would therefore be realistic as the new German cinema date.

Warner Bros. doesn’t necessarily make it easy for itself. Because another sci-fi film is planned for the same day, at least so far: the “Hunger Games” prequel “The Song of Birds and Snakes” from the Lionsgate film studio.

Warner Bros. has not given the reasons for the postponement, but it is the always lucrative Thanksgiving window.

The hero’s journey on Arrakis continues

“Dune: Part II” picks up directly from the events of part one and follows Paul Atreides as he prepares with the native people of the desert planet Arrakis for the fight against the diabolical Harkonnen.

Once again, alongside Chalamet as the main character, Josh Brolin (54), Rebecca Ferguson (38), Javier Bardem (53), Dave Bautista (53), Stellan Skarsgård (71) and Zendaya (25) can be seen.

Stars such as Christopher Walken (79), Florence Pugh (26), Léa Seydoux (37) and “Elvis” actor Austin Butler (30) are new to the cast.

Filming on the remake of the book of the same name by Frank Herbert (1920-1986) is scheduled to start this year. The material was filmed for the first time in 1984 by David Lynch (76).

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