Dune director Denis Villeneuve has teased what to anticipate from the movie’s sequel, together with a extra vital function for Zendaya.
A sequel to the hit 2021 movie was formally introduced final October after the brand new movie earned over $40million on the US field workplace in its opening weekend. It can land in October 2023.
In a brand new interview on Selection’s Awards Circuit podcast, director Villeneuve mentioned the follow-up to the movie, and that Zendaya’s small function within the first Dune can be considerably expanded upon within the sequel.
He stated: “For Zendaya, I’ll say Half One was a promise. I do know that we noticed a glimpse of her in Half One, however in Half Two, she’ll have a outstanding half. We are going to comply with Timothée [Chalamet] and Zendaya on their adventures within the desert. That’s the factor that excited me most about going again to Arrakis is to spend time with these characters once more.”
Villeneuve additionally addressed rumours that Florence Pugh is signed up for Dune: Half Two, saying that he’s a “massive fan of Florence” put that “issues will not be solidified” but on the subject of her look within the sequel.
Dune, which concludes on the midway level of Frank Herbert’s novel, stars Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Jason Momoa, Josh Brolin, Zendaya, Dave Bautista and David Dastmalchian.
In NME’s four-star overview, Dune is described as missing in closure however “the sheer ambition on show right here means you get loads of bang on your buck”.
The overview added: “After two hours and 35 minutes, Dune’s lack of closure feels irksome to say the least. The typical cinemagoer won’t have realised they should come again for one more spherical – and there’s little about Dune‘s advertising and marketing to assist them twig.”
Final week, the movie received massive on the 2022 BAFTAs, selecting up 5 awards.