doon 2 Christopher Walken to his all-star ensemble. Walken is cast as Emperor Shaddam Corino IV, ruler of the known universe in Frank Herbert’s classic science-fiction series. It was Shaddam who sent the Atreides family to the planet Arrakis to preserve the spice trade there – a decision that sparked a war between Atreides and House Harkonnen and led to the fall of the former. In Dune: Part Two, Shaddam and Harkonnen ruler Vladimir (Stellan Skarsgrd) will try to hold Arrakis against a rebellion by the Freemen and Paul Atreides (Timothy Chalamet).
Previous casting for Dune: Part Two has revealed that Florence Pugh will play Prince Irulan Corino, the daughter of Emperor Shaddam, and a key role in the larger Dune saga. Dune: Part Two Frank Herbert’s 1965 science-fiction novel, the first of a six-novel set (which was later expanded into a prequel and sequel series). The film franchise has already won six Oscars (out of 10 nominations) and grossed over $400 million at the worldwide box office.
Rumors are a third Dune Adapting Herbert’s first sequel novel, the film would follow, Dune Messiah. That book ends the story of Paul (Chalamet) and Chani (Zendaya). HBO Max already has a spinoff series, Dune: The Sisterhood, in the works.
“It’s going to be intense,” Denis Villeneuve said About the sequel. “I’m preparing now. Monday morning, as soon as we leave Los Angeles, it will start with preparations. I can’t say anything about the film – I don’t like talking about projects because I I’m doing them – but it will probably be the biggest challenge of my career, because it’s more complicated than that part One,
“The first one, was more to make sure that we would go out into the world and the film would be accepted,” Villeneuve added in a separate interview. “Now to make sure we can close that first book, so it seems like there are some premises that are in the first movie that I need to ignore. So yeah, I guess I would say that in some ways. I have more pressure with the other.”
The sequel will bring back Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides, Rebecca Ferguson as Lady Jessica, Josh Brolin as Gurney Halleck, Javier Bardem as Stilgar, and Zendaya as Chaney. Austin Butler will play Fayed-Rotha, the ambitious nephew of Baron Harkonnen.
Dune: Part Two Before it hits theaters on October 20, 2023.
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