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Dune: Part Two

'Dune Part 2' panel at Comic Con gets cancelled due to ongoing WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. Reduced convention schedule impacts major studios, with many opting out of participation.

“Dune: Part Two” is the sequel to the 2021 film “Dune”. It’s directed by Denis Villeneuve and is based on the second half of the 1965 novel “Dune” by Frank Herbert. The movie continues the story of Paul Atreides, a young man destined for greatness, as he embarks on a journey to secure his family’s claim to the desert planet Arrakis, the only source of the most valuable substance in the universe, “the spice”.

The film explores themes of politics, religion, and man’s relationship with nature, while Paul leads a rebellion to restore his family’s reign. The movie stars Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, and others. The release date is set for October 20, 2023.

Latest updates on Dune: Part Two

15/July/2023 – San Diego Comic-Con’s ‘Dune Part 2’ Panel Axed Amid WGA, SAG-AFTRA Strikes

The ‘Dune Part 2’ panel at Comic Con in San Diego has been called off due to the ongoing strikes by the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists). San Diego’s comic-cons are seeing an increase in cancellations as a result of these strikes, and ‘Dune Part 2’ stands out as one of the major panels that won’t take place.

Dave Bautista in Dune Part Two
Dave Bautista in Dune Part Two

The revered comic, movie, and cosplay convention will experience a downsized schedule for film and TV series panels, as most large studios have opted to refrain from participation due to the strike, according to Collider.

As shared on Twitter by The Hollywood Reporter, “As a consequence of the #SAGstrike, Legendary has withdrawn from Comic-Con, cancelling the panel that would have showcased cast & footage of DUNE PART 2.”

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The original film was widely acclaimed for its captivating visuals, storytelling, performances, design, and emotional depth. ‘Dune Part 2’ will continue the narrative of the main character Paul Atriedes (Timothee Chalamet) as he aligns with the Freman inhabitants of the desert planet Arrakis, seeking retribution for his father’s demise.

Rebecca Fergusson, the actress portraying Lady Jessica, Atriedes’ mother, shared in a previous Collider interview that Part 2 is akin to a “gut punch” and will be even more magnificent than its predecessor.

Under the direction of Denis Villeneuve, ‘Dune Part Two’ is set to premiere in theatres on November 3, 2023.

30/June/2023 – The Sandstorm Returns: Breaking Down the Dune: Part Two Trailer

The Sandstorm Returns: Breaking Down the Dune: Part Two Trailer

29/June/2023 – Dune: Part 2 – Trailer 2

22/May/2023 – ‘Dune: Part Two’ – The Unfolding Odyssey in the Sands of Arrakis

‘Dune: Part Two’ – The Unfolding Odyssey in the Sands of Arrakis

3/May/2023 – Movie Trailer

Dune: Part Two – Movie Poster

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