November 30, 2023

The most recent casualty of the continuing warfare between Hollywood studios, the WGA, and SAG-AFTRA has arrived. On Thursday, Legendary Leisure and Warner Bros. Photos introduced that Dune: Half Two has been delayed from November 3 of this yr to March 15, 2024.

This is among the highest-profile film delays ensuing from the strikes so far. Dune: Half Two wrapped filming final December. The movie crew had loads of time to choose up any further pictures and edit the film earlier than its November launch date. The one actual rationalization is that Warner Bros. believes the sequel will make more cash if the actors can put it up for sale.

It is a fairly hanging admission from the Alliance of Movement Image and Tv Producers (AMPTP) because it continues negotiating with the Author’s Guild of America and Display Actors Guild over new contracts. Dune: Half Two has every little thing going for it: A forged filled with stars, an acclaimed director in Denis Villeneuve, and a recognizable IP. And but, Legendary and Warner Bros. would somewhat punt Dune 2 4 months down the street than threat releasing it this fall and not using a deluge of interviews, discuss present appearances, and social media posts from its forged.

I’ve a sense this would possibly come up the following time SAG-AFTRA sits down to debate its contract with the AMPTP. In any case, if the studios didn’t rely on the expertise each step of the best way, there wouldn’t be any level in delaying its launch, would there?

Along with Dune: Half Two, Warner Bros. is pushing again two different franchise flicks. Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire will now hit theaters on April 12, 2024, pushing animated prequel film The Lord of the Rings: The Conflict of Rohirrim to December 13, 2024.

For now, Warner Bros. is leaving Wonka (December 15), Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom (December 20), and The Shade Purple (December 25) alone.