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?
Although Dune Part 2 had been scheduled for a October 20 release date, that has since been pushed back to November 3, 2023.
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. I mean, it's certainly different than Elvis, which I guess is the point. Meanwhile, tiny Timmy can be seen snogging the goddess that is Zendaya and attempting ride a sandworm. We assumes he succeed, lest there be no Dune 3? Preview the trailer for Dune Part 2, below.