Fans eagerly awaiting the arrival of Dune will now have to wait just a bit longer. Warner Bros. just pushed back the premiere three weeks.

Previously set for October 1, Dune will now premiere on October 22 instead.

It’s just the latest in a series of delays for the Denis Villeneuve film. The feature originally planned to premiere December 2020, but COVID-19 delays and closures pushed it back nearly a year.

The most recent date shakeup for Dune was likely motivated by its box office competition. In particular, the next Bond film No Time To Die is currently scheduled to premiere October 8. It seems WB opted to shift the premiere, rather than have Bond break up Dune’s potential box office streak.

Dune tells the story of Paul Atreides, a gifted young man who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his people. The movie adapts the sci-fi novel by Frank Herbert. It stars Timothée Chalamet as Paul, as well as big names like Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Zendaya, Jason Momoa, and Javier Bardem.

Dune will premiere in theaters and on HBO Max October 22.

Source: Deadline