Warner Bros. revealed revised theatrical release dates for two of their well-known films on Thursday. According to The Hollywood Reporter, ‘Dune: Part Two,’ directed by Denis Villeneuve, will now be released on November 17, 2023, rather than October 20, 2023. This implies that airing the sequel during the Thanksgiving holiday will benefit it.
In addition, the next ‘Godzilla-Kong’ film, directed by Adam Wingard, will hit theaters on March 15, 2024. Wingard’s ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ grossed USD468.2 million worldwide after its March 2021 debut. It was a strong performance for a film that was released in the midst of the epidemic and debuted on HBO Max the same day as part of Warner Bros.’ strategy to release all of its 2021 films in theaters and on streaming simultaneously.
Dune by Villeneuve also performed admirably in light of the COVID-19 situation (it was likewise released in 2021 and hit theatres and streaming day and date). The science fiction film won six Oscars and made over USD 400 million worldwide.
Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Josh Brolin, Florence Pugh, Austin Butler, Christopher Walken, and Javier Bardem will all appear in the previously confirmed
Dune sequel. Mary Parent, Cale Boyter, Villeneuve, and Tanya LaPointe are the producers, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
Parent, Alex Garcia, Eric McLeod, Thomas Tull, and Jon Jashni are producing the untitled ‘Godzilla-Kong’ film. Lionsgate’s ‘The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes,’ which also opens that weekend, will compete with ‘Dune 2’ at the box office.
Among the 2023 holiday options are Universal and DreamWorks’ ‘Trolls 3’ and Paramount’s ‘Imaginary Friends,’ starring John Krasinski and Ryan Reynolds. The Thanksgiving marquee is always crowded.