Post the trailer release of star-studded Dune 2, the retained authenticity from the books had fans stunned and excited. But a recent turn in events has rained on their parade. It seems that the long-awaited movie won’t make it to theaters on the dates it was originally planned. And the reason for that is quite unprecedented. This is one sandstorm no one saw coming. As measures are being taken to make through it, it can’t be said how much damage it can inflict on the movie’s box-office collection. 

Dune 2 Arriving Later Than Expected

Zendaya and Timothee Chalamet in Dune 2
Zendaya and Timothee Chalamet in Dune 2

Warner Bros. Film Group is seriously considering pushing the release date of the movie to next year. This is in light of the SAG-AFTRA and Writers Guild of America strike, which has taken the entertainment industry to a halt. As artists fight back against show business corporations for fair pay and better contracts, it is hard for actors to partake in promotional events.

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A cast ensemble like Dune 2 could greatly benefit the movie through their participation. It includes Florence Pugh, Austin Butler, Javier Bardem, and Josh Brolin, with Zendaya and Timothee Chalamet resuming their previous roles. But with the ongoing strikes, it is unlikely for such a thing to happen; causing the possible postponement of the release date. With the trailer out and the release date announced, the Warner Brothers spokespeople deny any such delay.


Zendaya and Timothee Chalamet on red carpet for Dune
Zendaya and Timothee Chalamet on the red carpet for Dune

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Zendaya Fans Are Unhappy With The News

Zendaya as Chani in Dune
Zendaya as Chani in Dune

As the rumors of the delay hit social media, fans clench fists in frustration. Even though nothing is confirmed yet, it is perfectly plausible that waiting may be prolonged. And that’s causing a disappointing uproar among fans in social media spaces. With the addition of new characters played by stellar and beloved actors, the movie became a big deal to sci-fi thriller fans. The strikes and the reluctance of show business corporations to comply have pushed everything into an uncertain abyss.


Denizens call delaying the release a bad move. As it’s been a while since the Euphoria star has graced the silver screen, her fans looked forward to it. But the situation does not seem very optimistic for them. Dune was an exciting deal for fans prior to seeing the actress as Tashi Duncan in Challengers. But now everything seems to be in rough waters.

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Source: Variety

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