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2021 saw the release of one of the most popular movies of that year, Dune. Viewers were unsure of whether or not this movie would get a sequel, but everyone can put their minds to rest because Dune: Part Two is on its way and the wait for the second part won’t be too long! While there were rumors of whether or not there would be a second part, the creators always knew that Dune wouldn’t be a one-time affair, since Frank Herbert’s science fiction novel deserves at least two movies to its name, and that’s exactly what’s going to happen.
In 2021, Dune was one of the most highly anticipated movies, so it might not come as a shocker that people are just as excited for Dune: Part Two, if not more. However, 2023 is going to see the release of some brilliant movies like 65, Oppenheimer, and Barbie, so there is definitely going to be a lot of competition this time around. However, until then, sit tight as we tell you everything you need to know about Dune: Part Two, from the plot to the cast, to the release date and more:
We’re rolling. Production on Dune: Part Two has begun. #DuneMovie pic.twitter.com/H31MTEcvcS— DUNE (@dunemovie) July 18, 2022
In an interview, director Denis Villeneuve said, “I should not say that, but I will say that, for me, Dune Part One is like an appetizer, and Dune Part Two is the main meal. … As much as Dune Part One was by far my most exciting project ever, Dune Part Two is already getting me more, even more excited. That’s all I will say.” While this statement doesn’t give away too much of the plot, at least we know that the Dune: Part Two is about to be a lot more exciting than the first part, which we didn’t even think was possible. We highly recommend watching the first movie to help understand its sequel better, and also because it was a brilliant movie. Lucky for you, we also have an official synopsis of Dune: Part Two which reads:
“This follow-up film will explore the mythic journey of Paul Atreides as he unites with Chani and the Fremen while on a warpath of revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Facing a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the known universe, he endeavors to prevent a terrible future only he can foresee.”
There are going to be some parts that will be explored in greater detail in the upcoming movie, and it is safe to say we will learn more about the existing characters, while also being introduced to new characters, however, more about that in the next section!
This is one of the most frequently asked questions in terms of Dune: Part Two, and it’s understandable considering the first part had an ensemble cast with stellar acting, and viewers are expecting the same, if not better, from Dune: Part Two. Fan favorite Zendaya will be reprising her role as Chani for the upcoming movie, despite having a small role in the first movie. The creators have confirmed that Chani will be playing a bigger role in Dune: Part Two, and that’s exactly what the fans wanted to hear. Alongside Zendaya, it has also been confirmed that Timothée Chalamet will be reprising his role as Paul Atreides. Fans are hoping to see the two of these share some screen time together in Dune: Part Two because their off-screen friendship is definitely one of a kind!
The other cast members who will return for Dune: Part Two are Josh Brolin as Gurney Halleck, Stellan Skarsgård as Baron Vladimir Harkonnen, Dave Bautista as Glossu Rabban, Stephen McKinley Henderson as Thufir Hawat, and Charlotte Rampling as Gaius Helen Mohiam. It will be a treat to see the surviving characters return for Dune: Part Two, and see whether or not they make it out alive this time around.
Now, while we are all thrilled to see some of our favorites return to the screen, there will be new cast members joining Dune: Part Two. First and foremost, we have Florence Pugh, who is about to conquer 2023 will movies like Oppenheimer and A Good Person. Pugh has a lot going on in her career, and Dune: Part Two will be the perfect addition. Joining her, we have Austin Bustler, Christopher Walken, Léa Seydoux, and Souheila Yacoub. Dune: Part Two has up the ante when it comes to casting, and we can’t wait to see how perfectly all these cast members and their characters come together.
The release date of Dune: Part Two has seen some changes over the last few months, however, at least we can be guaranteed that the movie will release in 2023 itself. Originally, Dune: Part Two was slated to release on the 20th of October, 2023, after which it was pushed back to the 17th of November, although it was only a month, it still made fans impatient. Lucky for them, the filming of Dune: Part Two wrapped in December 2022, and the release date was then changed to the 3rd of November. So, although there is still some time before we are able to see Dune: Part Two, at least we can go ahead and mark our calendars. Dune: Part Two, much like its first part, will receive the big screen treatment, so make sure you book your tickets as soon as they go on sale!
As of now, there is no official teaser or trailer for Dune: Part Two, however, we can expect one closer to the release date, sometime in October. While we understand that is a long wait, we will make sure we keep you posted regarding any updates about the trailer, or the movie, even in case it gets postponed, which we sincerely hope it doesn’t.
2023 has a lot of brilliant movies in store, and one of them is bound to be Dune: Part Two, especially given the success of the first movie. There is no doubt that fans have some incredibly high expectations for Dune: Part Two, and we can only hope that the movie follows through. Let us know in the comments how excited you are about this upcoming movie!