Denis Villeneuve's 'Dune' Delayed Until 2021

The film's December release date has been moved all the way to October of next year

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BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Oct 5, 2020

Not even a month after its first trailer arrived, Denis Villeneuve's new Dune adaptation has now had its release delayed until 2021.

Making for some seriously disappointing news, Warner Bros. and Legendary have elected to move the film off its initial December 18 release date, to a new date of October 1, 2021.

Collider points out that Villeneuve is said to have been supportive of the decision to move release dates, while noting the recent decision to delay Wonder Woman 1984 had "seemed to complicate matters."

It's also worth noting that Dune now shares the exact same release date as Warner's upcoming Matt Reeves film The Batman. So don't be surprised if that film also gets a new release date sometime soon.

As previously reported, Villeneuve's Dune adaptation stars Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides. The cast also includes Oscar Isaac (Duke Leto), Zendaya (Chani), Josh Brolin (Gurney Halleck) Javier Bardem (Stilgar), Jason Momoa (Duncan Idaho), Sharon Duncan-Brewster (Dr. Liet Kynes) and Rebecca Ferguson (Jessica Atreides).

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