With Dune Part 2 Announced, Denis Villeneuve Can Complete the Sci-Fi Tale – Gizmodo
When will Dune: Part 2 come out?
The film will be a theatrical only release coming on October 20, 2023. “I just received news from Legendary that we are officially moving forward with Dune: Part Two. It was a dream of mine to adapt Frank Herbert’s Dune and I have the fans, the cast, and crew, Legendary, and Warner Bros. to thank for supporting this dream. This is only the beginning,” co-writer and director Denis Villeneuve said. Last week, co-star Josh Brolin teased that the film could shoot next year and Villeneuve told io9 last month that the film was already in the process. “I would say that I would be fairly ready to go quite quickly now,” he said. “Quickly in [terms of] a movie of that size. You still need to make sets and costumes, we are talking about months.”
Of course, that was before the biggest factor: box office. And Dunehas done fairly well there, both domestically and, more importantly, internationally. Warner Bros. and Legendary see the film as the start of a big franchise so you almost had the sense even if Part One wasn’t a billion-dollar smash hit, Part Two could end up being a solid investment in the long run. One film with a cliffhanger ending is not something history is kind to.
So, now that it’s official, what will Dune: Part Two be? Luck you, we wrote all about that earlier this week, discussing what’s next for Paul Atreides, Chani, the spice, the sandworms, and all of the sci-fi magic. You’ll find Dune: Part Two in theaters only (presumably, nothing is guaranteed) October 2023.