Due to the strike of the actors, the sequel with Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya may be postponed to 2024.
2023 will most likely end without coming to theaters Dunes – Part 2according to some information.
Denis Villeneuve’s 2021 blockbuster sequel is expected to hit theaters in November, however a recent report states that may be delayed due to the actors’ and writers’ strike currently taking place in Hollywood.
Until an agreement is reached between the unions and the studios, the actors will not participate in the promotion of their future films. Report, from Timingstated that this is why Legendary Pictures is considering postpone release Dunes – Part 2from November 3 (1 in Italy) until a date yet to be determined, 2024before the next round of marketing campaigns begins in September. However, this claim has been questioned since IMAX extension.
CEO Richard Gelfond said the Firm’s bosses “I was told that this article is not true”adding: “I firmly believe that the date will not move”. Gelfond hinted that director Denis Villeneuve may not agree with the waste of money already spent on his film’s marketing campaign. However, he acknowledged that a possible delay in the film’s release would be due to the inability of its stars, especially hosts Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya, to promote the film, but suggested that it would be risky to forgo something that would be exclusive to the film. six weeks on IMAX screens this November.
“With all due respect to Timothée Chalamet, but can you make up for the loss of a six-week IMAX release?”Gelfond asks. “Are you going to recoup the cost of capital and carry it over into a still uncertain year where you have no idea what kind of films you will be facing when you have virtually no competition in the market right now? It really doesn’t make any sense.”.
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