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Dune 2 Release Date, Cast and Filming Updates

Looks like Dune 2 is finally coming!

Dune is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated movies of 2021. It’s been called that for the past few years since it was scheduled to release in early 2022, but its date has been pushed back so many times.

The increased anticipation for Denis Villeneuve’s film comes with each delay, but fingers crossed it will be worth the wait! The first thing you need to know about Dune is that it’s a revered classic across many different perspectives.

Whether it’s being read by literary lovers or geeks and bookworms, the general consensus is that this book has a legacy worth exploring. Most scholars and critics agree that it has been celebrated since its conception.

For those patiently counting days, till we reach the fall season and the Dune team comes back with the second half of the film, the makers are not quitting playing with our hearts as there have been several delays in the premiere date.

But looks like we finally have got ourselves a solid premiere date along with some exciting details on the upcoming sci-fi film. Check out this article to know all the detail.

Dune: Part Two Has Got A New Premiere Date 

Looks like we all have to sit tight buckled to our places as the flight to Dune 2 is not ready to take off yet.

The production network Warner Bros has officially announced that the premiere date for the second part of Dune which was supposed to land in theatres in October 2023 has to be pushed ahead of the original release date. 

It appears something has changed with the release date of “The Sci-Fi Epic” and an unusually long delay is on the cards.

The film was originally scheduled for October 20th, 2023 release but it’s been pushed back to November 17, 2023, instead. The sci-fi drama will continue the journey of Paul Atreides. His life was put in danger after he escaped a coup and assassination attempt on his life. 

A little setback on the later release date may not be what people want to hear but it’s quite digestible considering the fandom of Dune and the efforts of such a film that were appreciated widely last time.

 It’s only one month later after all – people have bigger problems in their lives, and when you think about the difficulty of producing a movie like this, it’s no surprise.

Dune: Part Two: Is The Filming In Process?

The next big question after getting a release date in hand is, “is it filming already?” Well, to answer, plans for the second film, which will be based on the second half of the original book written by Frank Herbert, were determined to commence immediately.

It’s now starting production as the film Dune: Part Two is gearing up to start filming in Italy by the end of this month. 

According to sources, the film is said to carry out a pre-shoot schedule in Altivole, Italy and the official filming will take place in a specially designed Brion Tomb set. 

Dune: What is the film about?

For those who need a fill-in, Frank Herbert’s 196’s epic sci-fi story tells the tale of a gifted young man named  Paul Atreides who is given a powerful psychic ability and became increasingly suspicious that he was the chosen one.

The film centres around the Atreides family who travels to Arrakis to oversee the mining of spice and soon find themselves in conflict with malevolent forces over control of this exclusive resource.

The film tried to catch the perfect emotions to depict landscapes, battles and stories that cover technology, emotions, rawness and so much more.

Dune is an adaption of the sci-fi novel by Frank Herbert. The book was previously filmed in 1984 and starred Kyle MacLachlan in the leading role.

The new version is directed by Denis Villeneuve (Arrival) and stars Timothée Chalamet. The film got massive response in terms of both fans and awards.

The film was nominated for 10 categories from which it flew out 6 big awards. Released in October 2021, Dune became a financial success entering one of the biggest films of the year with a whopping $401.8 million at the worldwide box.

The grossing amount remained at the top despite its being streaming at HBO Max for the small screen audience. 

Dune: Part Two: Who All Are In The Cast?

The film is going to bring back the pivotal characters of the film including the star Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides, Zendaya as Chani and Rebecca Ferguson as Lady Jessica.

The film is also expected to return Javier Bardem as Fremen leader Stilgar, Stellan Skarsgård as Baron Vladimir Harkonnen and Josh Brolin as Gurney Halleck.

The second part unveiling the rest of the magic from the book is also going to introduce new characters and bring more talent on board including Christopher Walken as Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV.

There are a few negotiations being held for the casting including Léa Seydoux as Lady Margot, Florence Pugh is also negotiating for the role of Princess Irulan. 

The film is directed by Denis Villeneuve and the Screenplay is done by Jon Spaihts. The producers include Mary Parent, Denis Villeneuve, Cale Boyter and Joe Caracciolo Jr.

Dune: Part Two: Expected Plot

Even though Dune has a long runtime, part one leaves us with a lot of questions including the biggest, We want more Zendaya scenes! The film didn’t have enough Zendaya for us fans.

Also, what’s going to happen to giant sand worms? Maybe, we will discover these things in the upcoming sequel.

The director, Denis Villeneuve shared an instance in one of his interviews saying that chapter two will be like a game of chess. With the new characters involved, there will be a lesser focus on Paul as the first part was dedicated to him.

The second installment will deal deeper with house Harkonnens. He also mentioned that the second film will explore Feyd Rautha with dedication. 

Dune: Part Two is set to hit the theatres on November 17th, 2023. So, you better put your reminders for the final showdown. 

Parul Bhilwara
I write for a living, for fun and for the love of it. I have a deep understanding of the Internet, the digital world and pop culture. Watch out for this space to get updates on your favourite movies and TV shows.
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