Warner Bros. Pictures have moved their release schedule around with both Denis Villeneuve’s Dune: Part Two and Adam Wingard’s Godzilla vs Kong follow-up shifting slots.
Dune: Part Two has been pushed back from October 20th 2023 to the pre-Thanksgiving window of November 17th 2023. This means the IMAX release matches the wider release and places it directly against The Hunger Games prequel. This could be counter-programming with audiences broadly different. Filming on the second half of the adaptation of Frank Herbert’s novel begins any day now.
The Godzilla vs. Kong follow-up is set for a March 15th 2024 release date. The movie will star Dan Stevens, reuniting him with with his The Guest director Wingard. Shooting will take place in Queensland, Australia.
Meanwhile, in other Monsterverse news, Anna Sawai (F9: The Fast Saga), Ren Watabe (461 Days of Bento), Kiersey Clemons (Zack Snyder’s Justice League), Joe Trippett (Mare of Easttown) and Elisa Lasowski (Versailles) have been announced as the stars of the untitled live-action series set in the Godzilla universe that is coming to Apple TV+. The blurb says:
“Following the thunderous battle between Godzilla and the Titans that levelled San Francisco and the shocking new reality that monsters are real, the untitled series explores one family’s journey to uncover its buried secrets and a legacy linking them to the secret organization known as Monarch.”
The series was created by Chris Black and Matt Fraction. Black will serve as showrunner while WandaVision director Matt Shakman will direct the first two episodes. No air date is currently set.