Dune 2 Has Suffered A Disappointing Delay

Dune was one of the best films of 2021, and fans were elated to hear about the sequel. However, the sequel has been hit with a disappointing delay.

By James Brizuela | Published

timothee chalamet

Dune was one of the most surprising releases of 2021. Even more so because it had been released on HBO Max and in theaters, but still managed to pull in a massive amount of money at the box offices. The rebooted epic was one of the most talked-about releases and garnered a massive cast that includes Timothee Chalamat, Josh Brolin, Oscar Isaac, Zendaya, Jason Momoa, and so many more. As soon as the film had reached great success, the sequel had been announced. However, Dune 2 has now suffered a disappointing delay and will not be released per the original October 20, 2023 premiere date. Instead, it has been pushed back to November 17th, 2023.

Waiting a month is not the worst thing in the world, it still going to be a bit painful to have to wait longer to see the epic conclusion of Dune 2. The good news is that more high-profile actors have been added through these past few months. That is something that fans can hold on to while waiting for this film to be released. Oddly enough, the timing is a bit worse for the sequel, as it will now open against The Hunger Games prequel, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, and Trolls 3. However, with the massive success that Dune had, it will be just fine in theaters. The sequel film will not be bogged down by pandemic issues and have to split time with a streaming platform either.

Dune was nominated for a staggering 10 Academy Awards, pulling in six wins that included Best Original Score, Best Sound, and Best Editing. The film was a massive triumph, and Dune 2 should be more of the same, considering the same team will be involved. Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Josh Brolin, and Javier Bardem will all be returning for the sequel. New additions include Florence Pugh, Austin Butler, and Christopher Walken. As previously stated, there are a ton of high-profile actors that have signed on as new characters, the biggest being Walken, who is set to portray the emperor.

The hope now is that Dune 2 is not going to be delayed any longer. The usual case for most films lately that have been delayed is that they continue to be delayed several times over. Some films have been delayed quite a few times, including the first Dune film, though it had only one substantial delay. However, the pandemic restrictions and issues that once plagued many productions have steadily been going away. Should the film be delayed now, it would be because of a spike in COVID-19 cases, which we can all hope does not happen.

We are not happy that Dune 2 will be another month out, but the cast and crew likely need more time to deliver the best possible viewing experience. Given that the first film did so well and is one of the best films to come out in the last 10 years, we can forgive some small delays. Let’s just not make everyone wait until 2024, as that would be truly devastating.