As with the first film, Denis Villeneuve’s Dune: Part Two has one again received a new premiere date following changes in the release schedules from other studios. We can now expect to see the continuation of the story of Paul Atreides hit theaters a few weeks earlier on November 3, 2023.
Based on Frank Herbert’s critically acclaimed 1965 sci-fi novel of the same name, Dune is a mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey that follows Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding. Paul must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence — a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential — only those who can conquer their fear will survive.
The first film, which was released last year, covered about half of the novel. The ending saw Paul and his mother, Lady Jessica, join the Fremen after making a narrow escape from the Harkonnens.
In addition to the return of Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Dave Bautista, Javier Bardem, Stellan Skarsgård, Charlotte Rampling and Stephen McKinley Henderson, Part Two will see Florence Pugh (Princess Irulan), Austin Butler (Feyd-Rautha), Léa Seydoux (Lady Margot), Souheila Yacoub (Shishakli) and Christopher Walken (Emperor Shaddam IV) join the cast, among others.
Production on Part Two is currently underway. Villeneuve returns to write, direct, and produce, with Jon Spaihts co-writing.
In the meantime, make sure to check out our review of Dune here.