Warner Bros. is considering pushing three of its biggest movies to 2024 later this year amid a dual strike by the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and SAG-AFTRA.
Dune: Part Two (Nov. 3), Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (Dec. 20) and The Color Purple (Dec. 25) are all being eyed for new 2024 dates via Variety.
Both the WGA and SAG-AFTRA’s strike rules prohibit its members from promoting upcoming work from a struck company.
That means they won’t be able to attend any red carpet premieres, Q&As, press junkets or other interviews during the strike, which will be a huge blow to the marketing campaigns of all the above films.
While no dates have been confirmed — and Warner Bros. has not commented to Variety’s report — the consideration of pushing three of their biggest movies into next year is likely an indication that the studio doesn’t believe the strike will end by mid-fall, which also comes after three massive reshoots of Aquaman and Lost Kingdom.
Done to 2024?: Warner Bros. is considering pushing three of its biggest movies slated for later this year to 2024, amid a dual strike by the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and SAG-AFTRA.
New dates: Tune: Part Two (Nov. 3), Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (Dec. 20) and The Color Purple (Dec. 25) are all on the lookout for new dates in 2024 via Variety
Strike Rules: Both the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strike rules prohibit its members from promoting any upcoming work from a struck company.
Dune: Part Two is the conclusion to 2021’s Dune, the studio’s sprawling adaptation of Frank Herbert’s masterful 1965 sci-fi novel.
The film features a star-studded cast including Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Austin Butler, Florence Pugh, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin and Christopher Walken.
The original 896-page novel was published as a two-volume serial in Analog Magazine before the novel won the Hugo Award and the inaugural Nebula Award.
Director Denis Villeneuve set out to direct an ambitious two-part film that he hoped would succeed where David Lynch’s 1984 adaptation, the 1990 Sci-Fi Channel adaptation, and filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky’s infamous adaptation had failed.
The first installment was successful, bringing in $402 million in theaters worldwide even though the movie was simultaneously available on HBO Max, earning 10 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, and winning six Oscars in technical categories.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is also building on the success of its predecessor, with 2018’s Aquaman grossing $335 million domestically and $1.148 billion worldwide.
Jason Momoa returns as the title character, along with Patrick Wilson (King Worm), Amber Heard (Queen Mera), Dolph Lundgren (Nerius), Nicole Kidman (Atlana), Yahya Abdul-Mateen III (Black Manta) and Temuera Morrison (Tom Curry).
It was reported earlier this week that director James Wan had brought his cast back for a third round of reshoots, which was deemed ‘unprecedented’ for a film of that size.
Conclusion: Tune: Part Two is the conclusion to 2021’s Tune, the studio’s extensive adaptation of Frank Herbert’s masterful 1965 sci-fi novel.
Christopher: The film features a star-studded cast including Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Austin Butler, Florence Pugh, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin and Christopher Walken.
If the movie is pushed to 2024, it would give director Wan and his editors more time to develop the film, which would be the last DCEU project produced under the previous DC Studios regime before James Gunn and Peter Safran took over.
The Color Purple is the latest adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1982 novel, which spawned a 1985 feature-film adaptation of the same name directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover and Oprah Winfrey.
The adaptation earned 11 Oscar nominations, although it won none, which was quite controversial among many critics who saw it as Best Picture of the Year, including Roger Ebert (Out of Africa won Best Picture).
Director Blitz Bazawule’s new adaptation stars Halle Berry, Taraji P. Henson and Daniel Brooks.
Read Full News Here