Austin Butler and Florence Pugh are the two new additions to the cast.
Last Updated: 04.11 AM, May 04, 2023
Warner Bros. has unveiled a magnificent first look trailer for Dune: Part Two, bringing us back to the dunes of Arrakis. The huge trailer debuted new characters, including Florence Pugh's Princess Irulan and Austin Butler's scary Feyd-Reutha Harkonnen, as well as the film's climactic scene, which featured Timothée Chalamet atop a massive sandworm.
After the death of Duke Leto Atreides (Oscar Isaac), Chalamet and Rebecca Ferguson reprise their roles as Paul and Jessica Atreides, respectively, who are on the run. Zendaya's role as Chani, a member of the Fremen tribe, is greatly expanded after what amounted to a cameo in the previous film. Josh Brolin also joins them as Gurney Halleck, Paul's childhood instructor and bodyguard who is sworn to protect House Atreides.
Glossu Rabban, one of House Harkonnen's military chiefs, played by Dave Bautista, and the ageing and wicked Baron Harkonnen, played by Stellan Skarsgård, also return. To round out the group, we have Stephen McKinley Henderson as Thufir Hawat, Charlotte Rampling as Bene Gesserit Reverend Mother Mohiam, Léa Seydoux as Lady Margot, and Javier Bardem as Fremen leader Stilgar.
Zendaya declared about Chani last week at CinemaCon that the character is not just in dreams this time. In the first installment, she had very little time to learn her identity. The two young people one sees before them are still striving to mature, find love, and depart as fighters for their nation.
Villeneuve has said about the follow-up that Part Two is an epic war movie that is much more dense. They paid Arrakis a visit, and all of the settings in this film are brand new. The first film was shot at a 40% IMAX ratio; the second film is 100% IMAX.
The prince of Arrakis, Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet), had been reduced to nothing after the murder of his family and the destruction of his house by the rival family, House Harkonnen. The Bene Gesserit, a secret matriarchal order with superhuman abilities, had foretold his future as a great leader. Dune follows Paul as he experiences excruciating visions of Chani (Zendaya), a stunning woman with piercing blue eyes whom he eventually meets in the desert and joins the Fremen tribe after defeating her in a duel.
On November 3, 2023, Dune 2 will be released in theatres around the world.