Due to the ongoing strikes, Warner Bros. has decided to delay Dune Part Two And Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire while the animated Lord Of The Rings film will hit next Christmas.
Warner Bros. has followed Sony Pictures in announcing delays to some of its big upcoming movies due to the ongoing Hollywood strikes. One of the delayed movies was due to be a massive November release while another was due to open in March of 2024. The third movie moves back eight months from its original release date.
DUNE PART TWO
The biggest movie to move back is Dune Part Two. Rumours have swirled for at least a month that the film could be delayed. And the rumours proved true. The Denis Villeneuve sequel has shifted from its intended November 3rd date to a March 15th, 2024 slot. The film will complete the Frank Herbert novel and it will be a huge movie when it opens. With the ongoing strikes, it is better to delay the film until the dispute is over, meaning the cast can promote the science fiction epic globally.
GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE
With Dune Part Two getting blown back to March of 2024, Godzilla and Kong have to relinquish their March release date. The two titans were due to return on March 15th, 2024. Now though, Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire will be released on April 12th, 2024 instead. It isn’t that much of a delay to be fair and has shifted so Dune can take its intended slot. While it is annoying to fans of the Monsterverse, it can only be a good thing. This way, the Titans don’t have to take on Dune head-to-head on the same day.
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE WAR OF THE ROHIRRIM
Finally, the animated movie The Lord Of The Rings: The War Of The Rohirrim has been pushed back by eight months. The film was due to hit on April 12th, 2024. But thanks to the Titans, will now open on December 13th, 2024. To be honest, the film wouldn’t have been ready for release in April. With the strikes, a lot of the post-production work needs to be completed. Any delay would have seen the film be unable to hit its scheduled date, so Warner Bros have done the right thing in delaying it until next Christmas.
We will keep you updated on this developing story. And we will also update you on any further delays across all the Hollywood studios if and when they happen.
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