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While studios are delaying some film releases as a result of the Writers Guild of America and SAG-AFTRA strikes, other films are still coming out in autumn 2023Brie Larson is Captain Marvel once more in The Marvels, Joaquin Phoenix takes on the role of Napoleon and Ellen Burstyn reprises her Exorcist role in a sequelAmerican cinemaJames MarshPublished: 6:15pm, 19 Sep, 2023Why you can trust SCMP
This is a difficult time in Hollywood. The Writers Guild of America strike has entered its fourth month, while SAG-AFTRA, the union representing screen actors, downed tools on July 14.
The unions are yet to reach an agreement with the industry’s major production studios over their demands. While this means that production has halted on all major film and television projects, the impact is also being felt on the release schedule.
Without big-name talent to walk the red carpet or promote their work, star-studded releases, most notably Dune: Part Two, originally poised for a late October release, have now been delayed until March 2024.
Sony’s superhero adventure Kraven the Hunter, starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, has been pushed back an entire year, while the Zendaya-fronted drama Challengers, directed by Luca Guadagnino, has also seen its release put on hold for the foreseeable future.
The longer the strikes continue, the more high-profile films are almost certain to see their release dates postponed. Some industry commentators have speculated that this could continue into next year if a satisfactory agreement is not reached.