PUBLISHED: 08:51, Tue, Oct 6, 2020 | UPDATED: 08:51, Tue, Oct 6, 2020
Dune, the sci-fi epic starring Timothee Chalamet, has become the latest casualty in the COVID-19 cinema landscape. Sadly, more and more movies are having their releases put on hold as the footfall in cinemas decreases. But when will Dune finally come to cinemas, and do fans have long to wait?
Dune fans will have quite a while to wait as the movie will not be hitting cinemas until October 2021, which is a delay of almost one year.
The movie was expected to come out in cinemas on December 18, 2020, meaning it would be the big Christmas release of the year.
However, it has now been delayed to October 1, 2021, pushing the release date by almost a year.
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Dune delay - when is Dune coming out? (Image: Warner Bros)
Dune stars Timothee Chalamet and Rebecca Ferguson (Image: Warner Bros)
This, in turn, has manoeuvred other Warner Bros films in their slate, as there was another film already lined up for the October 1 slot: The Batman.
That’s right, while Dune’s delay may upset some fans, Warner Bros are now incurring the wrath of the DC fandom by pushing back The Batman in turn.
Starring Robert Pattinson in the titular role, the film will now come to cinemas on March 4, 2022, a whole six months later.
For Warner Bros, their release slots are set as they are for a reason, and no doubt other DC movies will be pushed back in the delay domino effect.
Oscar Isaacs and Rebecca Ferguson in Dune (Image: Warner Bros)
However, Dune is a major blow for the movie behemoth, as it was expected to be the big release of the year after the studio’s summer release, Tenet, failed to make the