The second part of the epic sci-fi adventure “Dune” has finally been confirmed to be in the works. After gaining massive success on both HBO Max and theatres, fans were eagerly waiting for any news on more of this fantastic story. As such, it’s no surprise the fandom has exploded with the announcement of “Dune Part 2”.
Even though the information we have for the sequel is minimal, we still have a lot to discuss for the movie. From the release date, expected cast and storyline, let’s unpack all of it and get an understanding of how the sequel to this epic saga plays out.
“Dune Part 2” Release Date
Recently Legendary confirmed the much-anticipated sequel is in the works. Moreover expressed their gratitude for the fans along with the excitement for the future of the franchise. Also “This is only the beginning….” to go along with the statement just to hammer in the feeling that this franchise is here to stay.
If that wasn’t enough we also got a confirmed release date as well. It is officially announced that “Dune Part 2” will be released on October 23, 2023. Though part 1 of Dune came out on HBO Max and theatres, we expect the sequel to be an exclusive theatre release only.
Possible Cast And Storyline In the Sequel
While there is no official confirmation of the cast, we can definitely expect to see Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides. Moreover, there is a strong possibility the co-lead will be Zenyada as Chani. Director Villeneuve has stated Chani will have a major role in part 2. Also considering Paul had finally met Chani in the end, the sequel will probably focus on the two.
Other returning casts will include Rebecca Ferguson as Lady Jessica, Javier Bardem as Stilgar, Stellan Skarsgård as the Baron Harkonnen, and last but not least Dave Bautista as the Baron’s Nephew Glossu Rabban. Going by the events of the movie, the return of Josh Brolin’s Gurney Halleck and Stephen McKinley Henderson’s Thufir Hawat is something we will have to see as their fates are unclear for now.
The first movie covered barely over half of Frank Herbert’s Original Novel. As such the film is more centered around world-building and getting us to know the characters. However, the second part will allow the creators to completely go crazy. “It will allow me to grow berserk and create… I should not say that, but I will say Dune: Part one is like an appetizer, and Dune: Part two is the main meal,” said Villeneuve to Nerdist ahead of the premiere.
The ending of the first part shows us Paul and Lady Jessica being accepted into the Fremen and on their way to Stilgar’s home. With House Atreides pretty much destroyed, it’s going to be them versus the Empire in the sequel. If it follows the book, as well as part one, did, we can expect to see some jaw-dropping twists and turns. You can watch Dune in Theatres and also stream it online on HBO Max.