Dune 2 is all set to take up the release date of a recently postponed Marvel film. As a result, the second chapter of Denis Villeneuve’s will arrive a few weeks earlier than planned.
Today, it was announced that Marvel has put Blade on hold while it looks for a new director, pushing back the release date from November 2023. As of right now, Dune 2 has stepped in to take its place. So, the previously announced release date of November 17, 2023, has been pushed back to November 3.
This is exciting for those who enjoyed Denis Villeneuve’s thoughtful adaptation of the classic science fiction novel. The sequel has been rushed up in production by two weeks.
Dune, or Dune: Part One, is a Denis Villeneuve direction. The first part of this American epic science fiction film was released in 2021. Part one of a two-part adaptation of Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel focuses on the book’s first half. The film is set in the faraway future and follows protagonist Paul Atreides as his noble family, the House Atreides, is drawn into a conflict over the desert planet Arrakis. Rebecca Ferguson, Timothée Chalamet, Oscar Isaac, Stellan Skarsgrd, Dave Bautista, Josh Brolin, Stephen McKinley Henderson, David Dastmalchian, Chang Chen, Zendaya, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Jason Momoa, Charlotte Rampling, and Javier Bardem are all part of the ensemble cast.
Now, Austin Butler, Florence Pugh, and Christopher Walken are just a few of the new cast members who have started filming on Dune 2. In contrast to Dune, Part One, the sequel will not debut on HBO Max at the same time as its theatrical debut.
The official synopsis for the sequel reads,
“The mythic journey of Paul Atreides as he unites with Chani and the Fremen while on a warpath of revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family.”
The film’s original October 2023 release date was pushed back to November 17 due to production issues. However, the sands have begun to shift once more, and Dune 2 skips ahead in time by two weeks.