House Atreides and Harkonnen members grace the covers of Empire Magazine for a Dune: Part Two cover story.
Fresh off of being delayed until 2024, Dune: Part Two is Empire Magazine‘s new cover story. The outlet will print two gorgeous Dune Part Two Empire Magazine covers for fans to collect, featuring House Atreides and Harkonnen members. Yesterday, Legendary Entertainment and Warner Bros. said they would push the release of Dune: Part Two, with the film now coming to theaters on March 15, 2024.
This change in release date has caused a knock-on effect. Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire was set to be released on March 15, 2024, but will now move to April 12, 2024. That is the date that The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim was supposed to be released, which will now be pushed to December 13, 2024. The reason for the Dune: Part Two delay is said to be because of the SAG-AFTRA strike, as the studio clearly wants its stars to be able to promote the movie. Unfortunately, this could be seen as a further sign that they have little desire to come to an agreement anytime soon.
The first Empire cover features House Atreides members Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet), Lady Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson), and Gurney Halleck (Josh Brolin), all ready to throw down against those who seek to destroy them. Fremen fighters, such as Paul’s love interest Chani (Zendaya) and Stilgar (Javier Bardem), also join the effort.
The alternate cover features the story’s on-screen villains, including Austin Butler’s Feyd-Rautha, Baron Vladimir Harkonnen (Stellan Skarsgård), Glossu Rabban (Dave Bautista), Princess Irulan (Florence Pugh), and Lady Margot (Léa Seydoux), a member of the Bene Gesserit.
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,” says the film’s official 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.”
Denis Villeneuve directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with Jon Spaihts based on Frank Herbert’s novel. The film is produced by Mary Parent, Cale Boyter, Villeneuve, Tanya Lapointe, and Patrick McCormick. The executive producers are Josh Grode, Herbert W. Gains, Jon Spaihts, Thomas Tull, Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt, and Kim Herbert, with Kevin J. Anderson as a creative consultant.
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