Following the hybrid release in theaters and on HBO Max this weekend, the long-awaited announcement for a Dune sequel has been confirmed. As confirmed by Legendary Pictures via Twitter, Dune: Part Two is official and will release in October 2023. Additionally, Legendary and Warner Bros. will collaborate to produce the feature with Denis Villeneuve returning to direct.
The film’s star Timothée Chalamet confirmed the news via various posts to his social media accounts alongside a potential first look at a teaser poster. Check it out below!
— Timothée Chalamet (@RealChalamet) October 26, 2021
Directed by Denis Villeneuve with a screenplay by Jon Spaihts (Passengers), Villeneuve, and Eric Roth (Forrest Gump), Dune is based on the 1965 novel of the same name by Frank Herbert. Additionally, the film adaptation features an all-star ensemble including Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Zendaya, David Dastmalchian, Jason Momoa, and Javier Bardem. Releasing last weekend, the film earned an impressive $40.1 million in its domestic debut. Notably, the film’s box office gross makes the film the biggest of the year for Warner Bros.
Set in the far future, Dune follows Paul Atreides (Chalamet) as he and his family, House Atreides, are thrust into a war for the dangerous desert planet Arrakis. In her review for the film, Full Circle’s very own Josie Meléndez calls Dune “an entertaining cinematic feat to say the least. Its take on a coming-of-age story through the trials of manhood is an experience many should give a chance to.”
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