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Dune Movie Release Delayed to Late October

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Dune Updates: Warner Bros and Legendary have delayed the release of Dune again. The movie is now set to release in late October. Warner Bros announced that Denis Villeneuve’s Dune has been delayed yet again. The much-awaited movie is now set to release in late October. Villeneuve’s earlier sci-fi stints include Arrival and Blade Runner 2049.

Dune will be his adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel. The movie stars Timottée Chalamet as Paul Atreides. Rebecca Ferguson and Oscar Isaac will play Chalamet’s parents and Zendaya will play his love interest Chani in the movie.

After David Lynch’s 1984 adaptation of Dune, when it was announced that Denis Villeneuve would bring his own adaptation of the title to screen, it became one of the most anticipated upcoming movies. Warner Bros and Legendary gave the movie a prime Christmas 2020 release window but it was pushed to October 2021 because of COVID-19. Now the release of the movie has been pushed yet again.

Dune was earlier set to release on October 1, 2021, but Warner Bros recently announced that the movie has been delayed three weeks. It is now set to release on October 22, 2021. Dune will be released in IMAX and 3D for its theatrical run. For those who do not wish to make a trip to the theatres and also to mind the COVID protocols, the movie will stream on HBO Max without additional charges to the subscribers.

Dune Movie Delayed

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Dune will face strong competition as some big projects are set to release around the time of Fund’s release. If Dune had stuck with October 1 as its release date, it would have been against Hotel Transylvania: Transformania and The Addams Family 2. As these two films are family-friendly animated films, Dune would have been a good attraction for adults and sci-fi fans.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage would have been running for its second week and would have added to the competition. With the new release date, Dune is set to put against Edgar Wright’s Last Night in Soho and Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch, also starring Timothée Chalamet.

Now that WB and Legendary have delayed the movie yet again, one is hoping that this is the last time the release date is pushed. It is a highly anticipated movie and is expected to launch a franchise. However, the big question is whether the movie will stand up to its expectations and be worth the wait.

Villeneuve has been successful with his previous sci-fi stints and the film has a powerful cast that will surely capture the attention of the general audience. Still, one cannot forget how the critically acclaimed Blade Runner fell through at the Box office because of its massive budget. One hopes that the movie does not share the same fate and lives up to its true potential.