After constant updates from Dune director Denis Villeneuve following the film's successful premiere, we thought he was being a little too quiet. As it turns out, beneath the radio silence the director was rallying a cast to end all casts. To all the Dune- obsessed, it may please you to know that Villeneuve has finally found a Lady Margot Fenring, tapping our dream girl Léa Seydoux for the critical role.
For those who haven't read the source material, in Frank Herbert's sci-fi novel, Lady Margot plays a significant role as an ally to the House of Atreides. In the book she leaves a warning for Lady Jessica, played in the film by Rebecca Ferguson, telling her of the treachery to come once House Atreides takes over from House Harkonnen on Arrakis. However, that scene wasn't included in the first film, leading us to believe that her entry will come at some later point. Which leads us to the question of who will play Lady Margot's husband Count Fenring?
Whoever it is, they will join a juicy cast that already features Hollywood heavyweights like yes, Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya. But also, Florence Pugh who was recently selected for the role of Princess Irulan, Christopher Walken who is onboard as Princess Irulan's father, Emperor Shaddam IV, and Austin Butler, who is intended for the role of Baron Harkonnen's evil nephew, which was famously played by Sting in David Lynch's Dune. Then there's the lineup from the first film who have all confirmed their return to Dune Part 2, which includes the likes of Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, and heartthrob, Javier Bardem.
With almost all the major characters pinned down, it appears Denis Villeneuve is primed and ready to begin production for the sequel later this year. In the meantime, you can brush up on what to expect from Dune Part 2 via this handy little guide.