Dune: Part Two has been officially pushed back from its original release date of November 3, 2023 to March 15, 2024. The delay is due to the ongoing strikes in Hollywood between the Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). The strikes have made it difficult for studios to promote their films, and Dune: Part Two would have been heavily reliant on the star power of its cast, including Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, and Rebecca Ferguson.
Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment, the producers of Dune: Part Two, released a statement saying that they made the decision to delay the film “in order to ensure the best possible experience for fans of the film.” They also said that they are “committed to working with SAG-AFTRA and AMPTP to reach an agreement that will allow us to bring Dune: Part Two to the screen as soon as possible.”
The delay is a disappointment for fans of the Dune franchise, but it is understandable given the circumstances. Hopefully, the strikes will be resolved soon and Dune: Part Two will be able to be released on its new date.