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Everything to know about the major ‘Dune Part 2’ cast

Léa Seydoux Dune Part 2

Dune Part 2 is officially on its way to us all. Which is the kind of news we needed, given our last sighting of Timothée Chalamet was with red hair and a smoking jacket for Wonka. Below, everything we know about the upcoming film.

Who is involved?

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 also 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 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 and alarmingly hairless 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.

Is there a release date?

An unfortunate side effect of the SAG and WGA strikes is that some of the most promising films have had their release dates rescheduled so that the actors involved will be able to promote them. Dune Part 2 is one such film. Originally intended to premiere in October 2023, the film's release date was pushed back to March 15, 2024. However, with the SAG and WGA strikes now over, the film's debut has been brought forward a couple of weeks to March 1, 2024.

What about a trailer?

Yes there is, which is unfortunate for Austin Butler who has been fashioned into a sort of sci-fi Lord Voldemort. Meanwhile, tiny Timmy can be seen snogging the goddess that is Zendaya and attempting ride a sandworm. We assumes he succeeds, lest there be no Dune 3? Preview the trailer for Dune Part 2, below.


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