Dune was one of the best-loved films of 2021, and that’s not a secret. The latest adaptation of Frank Herbert’s famous science fiction novel into a full-length movie comes from visionary director Denis Villeneuve and features an all-star cast. Its sequel, Dune: Part Two, hopes to build on the first movie’s success and is already one of the most anticipated movies of 2023. This article discusses Dune Part Two: Release Date, Cast, Plot, and Trailer.
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Dune Part Two: Release Date
The original release date for Dune Part Two was October 20, 2023, but it was moved back a month to November 17, 2023. The movie’s release date was driven by two weeks, and it will now be in theatres on November 3, 2023. It will be released in November, along with The Marvels, a movie about a group of superheroes, and The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, a prequel to The Hunger Games.
When Did They Film Dune: Part Two?
The first Dune came out in 2021, and the second didn’t start filming until 2022.
The second movie started shooting on July 18, 2022, in Budapest, Abu Dhabi, Jordan, and Italy. As was said above, filming was done in December 2022 if there were no reshoots.
Dune Part 2 Cast: Who Is Coming Back For Dune Part Two?
When filming was announced, we also got official confirmation of who will be back for the sequel and who will join them.
Timothée Chalamet is back as Paul Atreides and Zendaya’s Chani will be his co-lead in the second movie. After Paul finally met Chani at the end of the first movie, we knew she would have a more significant role in the second one.
Rebecca Ferguson is back as Lady Jessica, Javier Bardem is back as Stilgar, Stellan Skarsgard is back as the bad guy Baron Harkonnen and Dave Bautista are back as the Baron’s nephew Glossu Rabban, also known as “the Beast.”
Bardem will also have a more significant role in the sequel, just like Zendaya. When he pitched it to him, he told Vanity Fair that Villeneuve told him about the more substantial role in the sequel.
“He [Villeneuve] said, ‘I have a small role if there is such a thing. The role will get bigger in the book’s second part, and I’d love for you to play it if you want to.’ I said, “Of course I want to.” He said, “I don’t care if there’s a second movie.
But go to something other than the second movie hoping to see Oscar Isaac as Duke Leto Atreides or Babs Olusanmokun as Jamis since they died in the first movie.
Readers of the books will know that Jason Momoa could return as Duncan Idaho later in the series, but probably not in the sequel.
Gurney Halleck, played by Josh Brolin, and Thufir Hawat, played by Stephen McKinley Henderson, didn’t know what would happen to them after House Harkonnen attacked Arrakis, but they will both be back in Part Two.
There will also be a lot of new faces in the cast. It has already been confirmed that Elvis star Austin Butler will play Feyd-raitha in Part Two. In contrast, Florence Pugh will play Princess Irulan, Christopher Walken will play Emperor Shaddam IV, and Léa Seydoux will play Lady Margot.
Chalamet has already said great things about Pugh’s performance in the movie, the second time he and Pugh have worked together. She was terrific in Dune. I mean, she was amazing. She gave the role some weight.”
Chalamet also had good things to say about Zendaya and her more significant role in the sequel: “She’s bringing exactly what she brought to the first one, which was incredible, but in more abundance.”
It was announced that Souheila Yacoub would join the cast in July 2022. She will play the Fremen warrior Shishakli. We thought that was the end, but in January 2023, Tim Blake Nelson was confirmed for a secret role.
What Is The Plot Of Dune: Part Two?
This follow-up movie will examine Paul Atreides’s legendary journey as he teams up with Chani and the Fremen and hunts for the people who killed his family. When he has to decide between the love of his life and the fate of the known universe, he tries to stop a terrible future that only he can see coming.
The first movie showed just over half of Herbert’s book. It ended as Paul and Lady Jessica were accepted into the Fremen and on their way to Stilgar’s home. House Atreides has been wiped out, so in the sequel; it will be them against the Empire. We can expect to see more of Paul’s visions of his future coming true as he leads a revolt against the Empire.
Villeneuve said that he had thought about ending the movie later with the time jump in the book, but he decided that his “first intuition” to break after Paul meets the Fremen was the right place to end it.
Because Paul could see the future, the first movie was full of exciting hints about what would come for the character as he fought for his ultimate destiny, which could have something to do with Chani and the Fremen of Arrakis.
Villeneuve hinted that the sequel would “go a little bit deeper into some of these details,” including Feyd-author. He said, “It’s like a chess game.” “In the second part, we will meet some new characters.”
Even if you’ve read the book, Javier Bardem has hinted that the sequel won’t be a straightforward adaptation, so don’t take your guesses as facts just yet.
Bautista has been getting people excited about the sequel’s release by telling Collider in January 2023 that the movie is “so excited from the first film. There’s so much going on, and it’s getting more political, cutthroat, and intense.”
Costume designer Jacqueline West also said the sequel would explore the “different worlds of Dune” (Deadline).
“Every World Gets Bigger. It was about making three separate worlds that looked different from each other. She also brought back the Bene Gesserits, who have been around for a long time, by giving them costumes almost like Egyptian mummies.
“I think the sets, the cinematography, and the ideas are all beautiful to look at.”
Dune Part Two: Trailer
On May 3, 2023, we first looked at Dune: Part Two. The two-minute-and-a-half-minute trailer takes us back to the world created by Frank Herbert. Paul Atreides tries to catch a sandworm while we see bits and pieces of his new life. In this very stylized video, we get our first look at Florence Pugh, Austin Butler, and Paul and Chani’s budding relationship.
Check out the clip below if you missed it above:
Similar Movie Like: Dune
Here are some movie that are similar to “Dune”:
- Blade Runner 2049
- Mad Max: Fury Road
- The Matrix
- Star Wars
- Ender’s Game
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