‘Dune: Part Two’: Christopher Walken Set To Play The Emperor In ‘Dune’ Sequel

Hannah - Editor/Instagram Manager
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Dune: Part Two has found it’s Emperor Shaddam IV in Christopher Walken.

The sequel to Denis Villeneuve’s Oscar-winning adaptation of the Frank Herbert science fiction classic is shaping up to have another star-studded cast just as the first installment did. Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, and Javier Bardem are among those returning for the film, with Florence Pugh and Austin Butler among the growing list of newcomers to the cast.

Dune: Part Two will continue where the Oscar-winning Dune left off, with Paul Atreides fighting alongside the Fremen to free the desert planet of Arrakis from the benevolent grasp of House Harkonnen. Walken will bring Emperor Shaddam IV, the ruler of the known universe and the one responsible for sending the Atreides family to Arrakis. In Dune: Part Two, we will likely see the Emperor doing what emperors tend to do best in film — terrorizing the general population and combatting the rebellion.

You can read our review for Dune here. Be sure to check back with Nerds & Beyond for further updates on the Dune franchise.

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By Hannah Editor/Instagram Manager
Hannah’s a lifelong nerd, but has been with the team since May 2021. She’s been gaming since an early age, a trend that has continued into adulthood, and her most said phrase in regards to her favorite characters is “I could fix him/her.” Hasn’t stopped crying about Arthur Morgan since 2018 (with no plans to anytime soon) and thinks everyone should be nicer to Gale of Waterdeep. At her core, she's really just an aspiring vampire juice box. Especially nerdy about: video games, Star Wars, D&D, Spider-Man, and horror (all of it). Based in Denver, CO.
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