The box office prowess of a rebooted Dune franchise is something of an unknown as Warner Bros. made the decision to simultaneously release the first film in theaters and on HBO Max due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
When the sequel hits theaters on March 01, 2024, we'll all be able to discover if Denis Villeneuve's sequel is the billion-dollar cinema epic that WB thinks it is.
Currently, (per Deadline) Dune: Part Two is tracking for a $65 million debut. The site also notes that advance ticket sales are outpacing Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer at this same juncture.
Advance ticket sales were made available to the public on January 26, and with so much time to go before Dune: Part Two hits theaters, it's important to note that the early tracking figure may climb or fall if the rate of advance ticket sales slows.
Although there are still several books in Frank Herbert's expansive science fiction story, Dennis Villeneuve has let it be known that he's interested in directing a third installment but then it's likely that he will leave the franchise.
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The film features an exceptional cast with Timothée Chalamet starring as Paul Atreides, Zendaya as Chani, Rebecca Ferguson as Lady Jessica, Josh Brolin as Gurney Halleck and Austin Butler as Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen.
Also appearing in supporting roles are Florence Pugh as Princess Irulan, Dave Bautista as Glossu Rabban Harkonnen, Christopher Walken as Emperor Shaddam IV, Stephen McKinley Henderson as Thufir Hawat, Léa Seydoux as Lady Margot Fenring, Souheila Yacoub as Shishakli, Stellan Skarsgård as Baron Vladimir Harkonnen, Charlotte Rampling as Gaius Helen Mohiam and Javier Bardem as Stilgar.
Dune: Part Two is currently set to be released on March 01, 2024. The film was originally set for release on November 3, 2023 but was pushed back due to the WGA and SAG-AFTRA Hollywood strike.
Dune: Part Two Official Synopsis
Dune: Part Two will explore the mythic journey of Paul Atreides as he unites with Chani and the Fremen while on a warpath of revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Facing a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the known universe, he endeavors to prevent a terrible future only he can foresee.
Denis Villeneuve directed from a screenplay he co-wrote with Jon Spaihts based on Herbert’s novel.