Dune 2 Release Date: When Does It Come Out?

Dune 2 Release Date
Dune 2 Release Date

Dune 2 is the widely awaited sequel to Denis Villeneuve’s 2021 sci-fi epic Dune, which is based on Frank Herbert’s classic novel of the same name.

The film will continue the story of Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet), the youthful heir of House Atreides, who leads a rebellion on the desert planet Arrakis, popularly known as Dune, against the oppressive House Harkonnen. Here’s everything you need to know about Dune 2’s release date, cast, plot, and trailer.

Dune 2 Release Date

Dune 2, also known as Dune: Part Two, is set to be released on March 1, 2024. The sequel was originally scheduled for November 17, but it was bumped forward by two weeks when Marvel revealed that its Blade revival would be delayed until 2024.

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is planned to premiere on November 17, and the two highly anticipated pictures would’ve clashed in theaters if Dune: Part Two had been released in early November.

Due to the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, Warner Bros. postponed the film until next year. As a result, the film’s release date has been moved back four months to March 2024. The bad news is that, with the end of the actors’ strike, the stars of Dune: Part Two could have used the next week to promote the film in keeping with its original release date.

Dune 2 Cast: Who’s in It?

The cast of Dune 2 includes several returning A-list performers as well as some new faces. Check out the complete list below:

  • Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides
  • Zendaya as Chani
  • Florence Pugh as Princess Irulan
  • Austin Butler as Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen
  • Christopher Walken as Emperor Shaddam IV
  • Rebecca Ferguson as Lady Jessica
  • Josh Brolin as Gurney Halleck
  • Stellan Skarsgård as Baron Vladimir Harkonnen
  • Dave Bautista as Glossu Rabban
  • Javier Bardem as Stilgar
  • Léa Seydoux as Lady Margot

Dune 2 Plot: What’s It About?

The plot of Dune 2 will follow the second half of Herbert’s books, although this summary will not contain any spoilers.

Paul Atreides and his mother, Lady Rebecca, meet Chani and the Fremen after his family is ripped apart at the end of Dune: Part One. The two sides struggle together to bring peace to Arrakis while repelling savage attacks by their foes, particularly Baron Vladimir Harkonnen and his nephews.

Because Herbert’s work is 412 pages long, Villeneuve decided to divide it into two parts because, while this isn’t the longest novel to be adapted for film, the world within it is very complex. Dune: Part One served as a world-building vehicle, whereas Dune: Part Two will focus on the social and political interactions of its large cast of people.

Denis Villeneuve has also remarked that he believes Dune 2 is far superior to the first: “I won’t say the film is perfect, but I’m much more happy with Part 2 than I was with Part 1.”

Is There a Trailer for Dune 2?

On December 12, 2023, a new trailer for Dune: Part Two was published. Take a look at it below:

That’s everything we know about Dune 2 so far, but we’ll be sure to update this page as announcements roll out. In the meantime, check out our other upcoming movie & TV hubs below:

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