On Tuesday, Warner Bros. Discovery announced that Dune: Part Two is now set to release two weeks early. The news came after Disney announced a slew of new release dates, including a new date for the delayed-Blade. Dune will now take over Blade‘s vacated date of Nov. 3, 2023, instead of Nov. 17, 2023.
Production on Dune: Part Two kicked off back in July. The film is set to tackle the second part of the iconic novel by Frank Herberts, and it’s set to star Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Josh Brolin, Florence Pugh as Princess Irulan, Austin Butler as Feyd-Rautha, Christopher Walken as Emperor Shaddam and Javier Bardem.
The first Dune film was a box office smash when released in 2021. Produced on a $41 million budget, Dune went on to earn $401.8 million at the worldwide box office. A sequel was quickly announced, along with a spinoff television series tentatively called Dune: The Sisterhood.
Dune: Part Two is directed by Denis Villeneuve from a screenplay by Jon Spaihts and Villeneuve.