In a surprise turn of events, Warner Bros. Discovery decided earlier this week to push back the release date of its highly anticipated blockbuster, Dune: Part Two, from November 2023 to March 14, 2024.
This delay is even more surprising, considering the film’s media rollout is underway. Empire Magazine’s upcoming issue will focus on Dune: Part Two. The upcoming issue, will feature the film on its cover, contain interviews with the cast and crew, and unveil new photos from the film. These were initially aimed at building excitement for the film’s November release.
Empire Magazine will release multiple Dune: Part Two-centric covers, including a newsstand version and a subscriber-exclusive cover. The magazine will also release two separate newsstand covers. One focused on the heroes, and the other on the villains. In addition, subscribers will also get an exclusive cover.
You can preview these covers below:
The official synopsis for Dune: Part Two is as follows: “This follow-up film 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. Faced with 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.”
The film stars Zendaya (Chain), Josh Brolin (Gurney Halleck), Rebecca Ferguson (Lady Jessica), Javier Bardem (Stilgar), Stellan Skarsgrd (Baron Harkonnen), and Dave Bautista (“Beast” Rabban). It also features Austin Butler (Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen), Christopher Walker (Emperor Shaddam IV), Léa Seydoux (Lady Margot), and Florence Pugh (Princess Irulan).
Empire Magazines new issue will debut on August 31.