Later this year, Dune 2, also known as Dune: Part Two, will take us back to Arrakis, and we now have the first trailer for the eagerly anticipated sequel.
After debuting early glimpses for newcomers including Florence Pugh and Austin Butler in late April 2023, Warner Bros. and Legendary published the sequel’s teaser on May 3.
Timothée Chalamet, the actor of Dune: Part Two, announced in a behind-the-scenes shot that filming will end in December 2022. Dune: Part Two is based on the second half of the first novel in Frank Herbert’s Dune series of books.
There is even a chance that Dune 2 won’t be our last trip to Arrakis as Villeneuve has hinted he may even consider making the movies into a trilogy if he goes on to adapt Frank Herbert’s second book in the series, Dune Messiah. The new movie will resolve the enormous cliffhanger from the first movie.
Here is all the information you need to know about Dune: Part Two now that we have the trailer.
Dune Part 2 Release Date
Dune: Part Two’s new release date is November 3, 2023, following a few date adjustments. It was originally slated for October 20, 2023, but Warner Bros moved it back to November 17, 2023, before moving it forward to the current date. We can only hope that the release date won’t alter, but anything can happen.
The sequel is most likely to have an exclusive theatrical release in the US rather than a day-and-date streaming release, unlike the previous film, which was made available on HBO Max the same day it was released in US theaters.
On July 18, 2022, the sequel’s filming in Budapest, Abu Dhabi, Jordan, and Italy got under way. As previously stated, assuming no additional reshoots, filming was completed in December 2022.
We’ll all be going back to Arrakis in November 2023 as scheduled, if there are no post-production hiccups. Crossing fingers.
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Dune Part 2 Trailer Is Out
As was already established, the premiere of the first Dune: Part Two trailer on May 3, 2023, boosted anticipation for the sequel’s November release.
If you didn’t see it up there, the trailer is below:
Dune Part 2 Cast
We received the formal confirmation of those who will be returning for the sequel as well as the introduction of the new cast members when filming was confirmed.
As Paul Atreides, Timothée Chalamet is returning, and Zendaya’s Chani, who we knew would have a bigger role to play in Part Two after Paul finally met Chani at the end of the first movie, will be his co-lead in the sequel.
Rebecca Ferguson as Lady Jessica, Javier Bardem as Stilgar, Stellan Skarsgrd as the evil Baron Harkonnen, and Dave Bautista as the Baron’s nephew Glossu Rabban (also known as “The Beast”) are among the returning cast members.
Similar to Zendaya, Bardem will have a larger part in the follow-up as he disclosed to Vanity Fair that Villeneuve had included the increased sequel role in his pitch to him.
“He [Villeneuve] said, ‘I have a small role, if there is such a thing, as the role in the second part of the book will be bigger, and I would love for you to do it if you want to.'” I responded, “Of course I want to.” I don’t care whether or if there’s a sequel, he recalled.
However, given that Babs Olusanmokun and Oscar Isaac’s characters, Duke Leto Atreides and Jamis, were killed off in the first film, don’t go expecting to see them again.
However, book readers will be aware that Jason Momoa may return as Duncan Idaho at a later point in the series, though probably not in the follow-up.
After House Harkonnen’s attack on Arrakis, the fates of Josh Brolin’s Gurney Halleck and Stephen McKinley Henderson’s Thufir Hawat were unknown, but it has been confirmed that they will both appear in Part Two.
There will be several fresh faces in the cast as well, with Austin Butler, who played Feyd-Rautha in the Elvis movie, Florence Pugh, Christopher Walken, and Léa Seydoux playing the roles of Emperor Shaddam IV and Lady Margot, respectively, in Part Two.
Pugh’s performance in the film, which is their second collaboration, has already garnered high praise from Chalamet: “She’s a fantastic performer. She was truly remarkable when she played Dune. She gave the position gravitas.
In the latter part of April 2023, Pugh’s formal first appearance in the film was made public.
Zendaya’s larger position in the sequel was clearly praised by Chalamet, who said of her: “She’s bringing exactly what she brought to the first one — which was incredible — but in greater abundance.”
In July 2022, it was reported that Souheila Yacoub will join the cast, playing the Fremen warrior Shishakli. We assumed that was it, but in January 2023, a covert position for Tim Blake Nelson was confirmed.
Dune Part 2 Plot
When the sequel was confirmed, we also received the first summary of the story:
“This follow-up movie will examine Paul Atreides’ mythological odyssey as he joins Chani and the Fremen and embarks on a warpath of vengeance against the criminals who killed his family.
He tries to stop a horrific destiny that only he can predict when forced to choose between his beloved and the destruction of the known universe.
The first movie finished when Paul and Lady Jessica were admitted into the Fremen and on their journey to Stilgar’s house, covering little over half of Herbert’s book.
With House Atreides essentially destroyed, the sequel will pit them against the Empire. As he leads a revolution against the Empire, we may expect to see more of Paul’s ideas of his future come to life.
Villeneuve admitted that he briefly considered ending the film later to match the book’s time shift, but decided that his “first intuition” to conclude the film after Paul encounters the Fremen was the best choice.
Because of Paul’s gift for prophecy, the first movie had thrilling glimpses of what will happen in the character’s future as he struggles with his ultimate destiny, which might be related to Chani and the Fremen of Arrakis.
The sequel, which Villeneuve hinted would “go a little bit deeper into some of these details,” will include the aforementioned Feyd-Rautha. He remarked, “It’s like a game of chess.” “In the second part, some new characters will be introduced.”
Even if you have read the novel, Javier Bardem has hinted that the sequel won’t be a simple adaptation, so don’t take your theories as gospel just yet.
In January 2023, Bautista told Collider that the sequel is “so amplified from the first film,” which has been used to promote its release. There is simply so much going on, and it is extremely competitive, political, and intense.
According to costume designer Jacqueline West, the sequel would examine the “different worlds of Dune” (via Deadline).
“All of the planets grow. With these clothes that resemble Egyptian mummies, it was about creating three distinct, distinctive worlds and revisiting the Bene Gesserits, the traditional ones, she said.
“I find the sets, cinematography, and concepts to be visually stunning.”
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