Dune: Delayed from December 2020 to October 2021

Dune Delayed to October 2021


Warner Bros. Entertainment
The event picture, originally slated for December 2020, is among several Hollywood tentpoles impacted by the ongoing pandemic.
Dune will Not hit theaters on December 18.Warner has not yet officially set a new release date for the Legendary tentpole. Sources, however, say it will be moved to early October 2021, and likely October 1, the same date that fellow Warners release The Batman is supposed to hit theaters.

Its large ensemble of stars includes Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Zendaya, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Jason Momoa, Javier Bardem, Dave Bautista, David Dastmalchian, Charlotte Rampling and Stellan Skarsgard.

Dune‘s move has been in the works since last month when Warner relocated Wonder Woman 1984 from October 2020 to December 25.

No studio wants to compete with itself and release two event pictures so close together, even if Dune is done and ready to unfurl.

On Friday, theaters desperate for new product received word that MGM and Universal are delaying James Bond film No Time to Die from November 2020 to April 2021.

The delay saw mega-movie theater chain and Regal parent company Cineworld, the second-largest exhibitor globally after AMC, say it would temporarily close or keep closed all of its locations in the U.K. and the U.S.