The fans of Dunes will have to be patient before hoping to be able to watch the sequel to Denis Villeneuve’s blockbuster. As reported variety, Warner Bros. Studios. announced that they are pushing back the release of the film, which stars Zendaya and Timothée Chalamet, to March 2024 due to the ongoing strike of actors and writers in Hollywood.
Originally scheduled for November 1, 2023, this second installment of Dunes is set to follow the story of Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet), who teams up with the Fremen and Chani (Zendaya) to liberate the desert planet of Arrakis from House Harkonnen, after his own House falls.
The trailer of Dunes 2unveiled last June, also honors Princess Irulan (Florence Pugh), Feyd-Rautha (Austin Butler) and Emperor Shaddam IV (Christopher Walken).
Already present in the first film, Stilgar (Javier Bardem), Rabban Harkonnen (Dave Bautista) and Baron Vladimir Harkonnen (Stellan Skarsgård) will also be at the center of this new part.
Many delayed releases
Since July 14, the SAG-AFTRA union, which represents 160,000 actors, stuntmen, dancers and other professionals from the small and big screen joined that of the screenwriters already on strike for more than 100 days, after the failure of negotiations with the studios on their salaries and guarantees against artificial intelligence.
This double social movement is unprecedented for more than 60 years in the United States and its consequences which paralyze Hollywood could quickly be felt on our screens.
According to American specialized media, future big productions such as the next three parts ofAvatar, Paddington 3, the marvels Captain America: Brave New World, Thunderbolts, Blade, Fantastic Four, Deadpool 3 And Avengers: Kang Dynasty as well as Gladiator 2 by Ridley Scott, the second part of mission impossible 7 and the sequel to beetle juice have all been suspended.
Some productions such as mother mary by David Lowery The Rivals of Amziah King Or Death of a unicorn have however signed an agreement with SAG-AFTRA to be able to continue filming during the strike.
Original article published on BFMTV.com