After the image debacle that was the “Coyote vs. Acme” animation controversy, Warner Bros. wants to win back the hearts of fans. This was unexpectedly aided by Universal Studios, which recently moved the release date of the action film “Kaskader,” starring Ryan Gosling, from March to May. Warner seized the opportunity and just announced that they are accelerating the premiere of “Dune: Part Two.”
When will “Dune: Part Two” hit theaters?
Recall that originally “Dune: Part Two” would have already been in theaters. However, actor strikes thwarted the plans. With an impressive cast, Warner Bros. had no intention of promoting the film without the actors. Thus, the studio decided to postpone the premiere to March 15, 2024.
Now, with “Kaskader” removed from the March schedule, Warner Bros. is moving up the premiere of “Dune: Part Two” by two weeks. It will hit theaters in America on March 1. The studio hopes that this will attract young viewers who will be on spring break.
What do we know about “Dune: Part Two”?
“Dune: Part Two” depicts the impressive journey of Paul Atreides, who forms an alliance with Chani and the Fremen. Simultaneously, he embarks on a path of war, burning with a desire for revenge against conspirators who led to the downfall of his family. Faced with a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the known universe, Paul seeks to prevent the tragic future that only he can foresee.
The spectacle is directed by Denis Villeneuve, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Jon Spaihts. Returning to the screen are actors such as Timothée Chalamet (as Paul Atreides alias Muad’Dib), Zendaya (as Chani), Rebecca Ferguson (as Lady Jessica), Josh Brolin (as Gurney Halleck), Stellan Skarsgård (as Vladimir Harkonnen), Dave Bautista (as Glossu Rabban), and Javier Bardem (as Stilgar). Florence Pugh will play the oldest daughter of the Emperor, Princess Irulan Corrino. Meanwhile, Austin Butler will portray Feyd-Rautha. Christopher Walken has joined the Hollywood constellation as Emperor Shaddam IV. Léa Seydoux will embody Lady Margot.
Trailer for “Dune: Part Two”