Dune, an Academy Award Winner, is an American science fiction film. After getting delayed for a long due to the pandemic the film finally hit the theaters in October 2021. It is an adaptation of Frank Herbert’s epic novel of the same name that was published in 1965. The story of Dune by far has covered only the first half of the novel thereby leaving enough space for Dune Part 2 to carry forward with the story.
The fans were left ecstatic when the official announcement of Dune Part 2 was made on October 26, 2021. The film is a versatile piece, directed by Denis Villeneuve which stars popular faces like Timothee Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Jason Momoa, and Oscar Isaac among other notable actors.
The film has garnered a lot of accolades from the audience as well as critics. It has received praise for its cinematography, visuals, performance by the actors, soundtrack, and the way it did full justice to its source. The film has been premiered at the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 3, 2021.
What to expect from Dune Part 2?
There is a spoiler ahead, people who have not watched the movie yet and intend to do so can skip this segment. We see the story ending on a note where Paul joins hands with Fremen in order to bring peace and harmony to Arrakis. If looked down on the source material i.e. the novel it can be easily perceived that in Dune Part-2 Paul’s character becomes stronger and more powerful than what was instilled in him to head on against Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV. Everything is expected to work in accordance with the novel as had been done previously in order to bestow faithfulness to the source.
Good news for the Zendaya fans
This section is devoted to all the Zendaya fans out there. Many have been upset with the restricted screen time given to the actor. Well here comes the time of rejoicing as this will not be the case this time, the makers have themselves claimed that zenadaya’s character, Chani will be explored more in Dune Part-2 meaning more screen time for her, and more time the fans get to see her. We are sure that this news has made her fans elate with joy.
The Star Cast of Dune Part 2
Well, almost all the actors who have played their characters in Dune will be returning for Dune Part-2, with few exceptions like Jason Momoa, who played the character of Duncan Idaho, and Oscar Isaac who played the character of Duke Leto Atreides, as these major characters died in the first part. However, nothing certain could be said in that respect as there can be flashbacks that may reprise their role and include their cameos.
Apart from that new members are subjected to be cast. This includes actress Florence Pugh which can be seen portraying the role of Princess Irulan; actor Austin Butler, portraying the role of Feyd Rautha and Christopher Walken as Emperor Shaddam IV. They will be accompanied by other talented actors like Lea Seydoux as Lady Margot and Souheila Yacoub showing herself as the Fremen warrior Shishakali.
The entry of such talented actors in Dune Part 2 is sure to create more buzz among the audience and simultaneously is sure to build more restlessness among their fans.
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Revisiting Dune Part 1
Dune is the journey of Paul Atreides, a man who has been destined to travel to a dangerous desert planet in quest of Spice, a hallucinogen and a psychotropic drug that is the only source that is known to bestow great exuberance and cognizance to humans. He fights for the well-being of his family and his people while he is stuck between two worlds, one that is real and the other world that only he can see.
The next Dune Part-2 will follow the journey where it left off, showing Paul Atreides taking revenge against the people who disrupted his family. He will also be shown torn between the fate he can foresee and the love of his life, Chani.
The Release Date of Dune Part 2
According to some sources, the production work of Dune Part 2 started on July 18, 2022. The fans just have to wait patiently for the film to hit the theatres as the work has already started and the official announcement to has been made regarding the release. The Dune Part-2 is set to be in cinemas on 3rd November 2023.
One can watch the Dune on Amazon Prime, Apple Tv+, or on Vudu.
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