Dune 2 is finally happening, thanks to Legendary Entertainment, which announced the thrilling news shortly after the first film’s successful opening in the United States. It’s no wonder: all signs led to a sequel by the time Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s novel hit theatres in the United States In a statement,
Villeneuve said, “I just received confirmation from Legendary that we are officially moving forward with ‘Dune: Part Two.'” It has been a longstanding dream of mine to adapt Frank Herbert’s ‘Dune,’
and I am grateful for the support of the fans, cast, and crew, Legendary, and Warner Bros. On October 26, Legendary Entertainment and Warner Bros. confirmed the announcement. “This is only the beginning,” they tweeted on October 26. “Thank you to everyone who has visited Dune thus far, as well as those who will in the days and weeks ahead. We’re excited to continue on our trip!” Dune fans have been waiting for this news since the conclusion of Dune: Part One, which places the sequel in a precarious position. Denis Villeneuve’s film covers around half of Frank Herbert’s classic novel, with more to come.
When is Dune 2 coming out?
We know not just when Dune: Part Two will be completed, but precisely when it will be launched: October 20, 2023. The sequel is likely to have an exclusive theatrical release in the United States, with no day-and-date streaming release, unlike the last film, which aired on HBO Max on the same day it was released in theatres in the United States.
Villeneuve claimed in September 2021, prior to the release of the first picture, that he is “quite close to the proceeding.” “You still need to create sets and costumes to film a movie of that size quickly, so we’re talking months,” he stated. “Therefore, if there is sufficient interest or the picture is approved asap, Then will declare that I’ll be prepared to shoot by 2022. I’m ready to go, and I’ll say that I’d like to see it on the screen as swiftly as possible.”
Dune 2 cast: Who’s returning for the sequel to Dune?
While the sequel’s cast is about to be confirmed, we do know that Timothée Chalamet will reprise his role as Paul Atreides, with Zendaya’s Chani serving as his likely co-lead.
Given that Paul eventually meets Chani at the end of the first film, Villeneuve has suggested that Zendaya will have a larger role in Part Two, and their connection will surely be pivotal in the sequel.
Lady Jessica will be played by Rebecca Ferguson, Stilgar will be played by Javier Bardem, the wicked Baron Harkonnen will be played by Stellan Skarsgard, and the Baron’s nephew Glossu Rabban will be played by Dave Bautista.
Anticipate seeing Oscar Isaac reprise his part as Duke Leto Atreides, Jason Momoa reprises his role as Duncan Idaho, and Babs Olusanmokun reprises his role as Jamis, despite the fact that they were all murdered off during the events of the last film. However, followers of the novels would remember that Momoa will reappear as Duncan Idaho rest of the series, so who knows, maybe Villeneuve will be able to incorporate that plot into the sequel.