Denis Villeneuve's Dune will no longer arrive this December as Warner Bros announce more changes
The coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc with the cinema industry as only a day after major cinema chains announced that they’d be closing their doors, Denis Villeneuve’s Dune becomes the latest major blockbuster to depart from 2020. The new adaption of Frank Herbert’s legendary sci-fi novel – which stars Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Dave Bautista, Jason Momoa, Stellan Skarsgård, and Javier Bardem – was set for a December 18 release but will now land in October 2021. This delay impacts Matt Reeves’ The Batman, which was previously pencilled in on the same day so must now move to accommodate Dune. This means fans will now have to wait until March 2022 to see Robert Pattinson’s take on The Dark Knight. Warner Bros also announced changes for DC films much further down the line as The Flash moves from June 2022 to November 2022 and the Shazam! sequel from November 2022 to June 2023. But amid all of these disappointing delays, there’s a glimmer of good news: The Matrix sequel – which reunites Keanu Reeves’ Neo and Carrie-Anne Moss’ Trinity – has been brought forward from April 2022 to now arrive in December next year.