DUNE: PART TWO's Fighters And Oppressors Take Centre Stage On Epic New Empire Magazine Covers

DUNE: PART TWO's Fighters And Oppressors Take Centre Stage On Epic New Empire Magazine Covers DUNE: PART TWO's Fighters And Oppressors Take Centre Stage On Epic New Empire Magazine Covers

Despite the fact Dune: Part Two was delayed yesterday evening, the marketing campaign rolls on with some new magazine covers putting the spotlight on the sequel's fighters and oppressors. Check them out!

By JoshWilding - Aug 25, 2023 11:08 PM EST
Filed Under: Dune
Source: SFFGazette.com

Earlier this week, it was confirmed that Warner Bros. Discovery has pushed Dune: Part Two from its original early November release date to next March.

That's good news for The Marvels, but a strange choice for this sequel, particularly when the sequel's marketing campaign is well underway. It appears WBD feels splashy premieres and cast interviews are vital to the movie's success, with Blue Beetle's recent box office performance no doubt fresh in the minds of executives.

This delay may ultimately do more harm than good and the timing couldn't be worse as Empire Magazine has picked Dune: Part Two for its next issue's cover story. A piece that was originally set to precede the movie by a couple of months now hits stands a good six months before its new release date, but as fans, we all still get to enjoy this gorgeous new look at the next chapter in this story. 

As you can see below (via SFFGazette.com), Dune: Part Two's fighters and oppressors receive the spotlight, teasing the war that's coming to Arrakis. It's a phenomenal lineup of talent and one we can appreciate the studio wanting to put the spotlight on. 

Which side will you be rooting for in the upcoming sequel?

The saga continues in award-winning filmmaker Denis Villeneuve's Dune: Part Two, the next chapter of Frank Herbert's celebrated novel Dune, with an expanded all-star international ensemble cast.

"Dune: Part Two: will explore the mythic journey of Paul Atreides as he unites with Chani and the Fremen while on a warpath of revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family," reads the synopsis. "Facing a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the known universe, he endeavors to prevent a terrible future only he can foresee."

New and returning stars include Oscar nominee Timothée Chalamet), Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Austin Butler, Florence Pugh, Dave Bautista, Christopher Walken, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Léa Seydoux, with Stellan Skarsgård, Charlotte Rampling, and Javier Bardem.

Dune: Part Two will be released exclusively in theaters on November 3 March 15, 2024.

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GhostDog - 8/25/2023, 11:14 PM
WB deciding to delay Dune Part Two, which already has great marketing, instead of Aquaman 2, a movie with literally no marketing
AmazingFILMporg - 8/25/2023, 11:18 PM
@GhostDog -

That's a great point😐....

WB really gonna WB😬....

bobevanz - 8/25/2023, 11:36 PM
@GhostDog - it's because Dune will make bank, there's more riding on Dune Than Aquaman.. it's being fed to the dogs just like every other WB movie. They had a hit with Barbie, so nothing else matters. They move Dune to next year because they don't have any true winners for 2024. Use your brain lol
JDL - 8/26/2023, 1:19 AM
@GhostDog - Sadly I agree with @bobevanz. It's almost September and there is no sign that the strikes are going to end anytime soon. They simply aren't going to risk any more of their scarce marketing dollars on a Dec. opening date that is becoming more and more unlikely. It's the safe play.
GhostDog - 8/26/2023, 8:53 AM
@JDL @bobevanz

Good point but they also just gave Oppenheimer the Oscars
Ryguy88 - 8/26/2023, 12:29 PM
@GhostDog - I dont think WB care about Aquaman 2 - it's a tax write off at this point.
JDL - 8/26/2023, 8:31 PM
@Ryguy88 - That's not how taxes work. In order to make a difference the movie doesn't open. That allows the studio to charge 100% of the cost against one year's revenue instead of spread over 4-5 years. That saves cash now. It's purely a timing difference.
Ryguy88 - 8/27/2023, 2:50 PM
@JDL - so they save the sum of the deficit over the course of 4-5 years?
JDL - 8/27/2023, 9:21 PM
@Ryguy88 - Oops make that 15 years. For some reason I mis-remembered that not just the under-lying IP but also any expressions of it were a 15 year write off. It probably is the case that you can't change your mind once you start normal amortization. Not sure if the reverse is true though.

If money is that tight then it is a major league boost.
Ryguy88 - 8/28/2023, 7:57 AM
@JDL - I guess that makes sense because movie can still generate revenue years after release and you cant deem something a loss while it's still producing money.
bobevanz - 8/25/2023, 11:34 PM
I was told there'd be rumors
KaptainKhaos - 8/26/2023, 12:00 AM
Whaaaaat??, No Twitter Rumors?....*Mild Shock gif*

But in all seriousness I feel like March is a terrible month and a potential death sentence for any success
Reeds2Much - 8/26/2023, 12:42 AM
What we are all waiting for:

@DrReedRichards -

In a vacuum I absolutely dig it, but maybe a little too somber for One Piece. Either way the lyrics scream Nami pretty well.

"I've always been taught to be brave and strong. To see the hope when all feels wrong. I've always been taught not to be afraid
And look, the price, the price I paid.
DrReedRichards - 8/26/2023, 3:15 AM
@Reeds2Much -

Not gonna lie, when I first saw the thumbnail and title I thought this was gonna be kinda like the show's opening or something, but the the first lyrics hit me with that voice:

"I'll draw a map of the world..."

And then that small thing that might be a reference to We Are:

"...will you still be my friend?"

ForceofWakanda - 8/26/2023, 4:18 AM
Such a travesty that this was delayed man
MarvelZombie616 - 8/26/2023, 4:46 AM
Arguably Dune 2 would be a much bigger success if it opened in december.

But it will be a success too in march.

Aquaman 2 would bomb in every month but december.
In the x-mas time it will at least make some money.
If it is anything like the first one, it may even break even or turn a profit.
Forthas - 8/26/2023, 9:55 AM
Denis Villeneuve has elevated this IP to one of the premiere space operas. I am loving what I have seen so far. To expand out the universe they shoulkd have someone like Katherine Bigelow take up the mantle and create her own story trilogy that does not necessarily follow the books. It could perhaps center on the Bene Gesserit. Then follow it up with a trilogy by Christopher Nolan and that followed up by a trilogy from Steve McQueen.
MarvelZombie616 - 8/26/2023, 11:26 PM
@Forthas - i wanna sell what you're smoking. ;-)

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