With the critical and financial success of the 2021 film Dune, the renewal of a sequel was just a matter of time and now the sequel has been in development for some time now. Dune: Part Two will adapt the second half of the iconic sci-fi book written by Frank Herbert. The production of the sequel is set to begin in Italy later this month.
Dune: Part Two is set to release in theaters next year, and the pre-shooting of the film is set to begin later this month in Altivole, Italy. The filming of the sequel will take place at the Brion Tomb designed by Carlo Scarpa. Primary production will begin with the film’s cast will begin Budapest, Hungary on July 21 with Denis Villeneuve returning to direct the sequel.
Dune: Part II is said to focus more on Zendaya‘s Chani, an acolyte of Arrakis’s Sietch Tabr. Chani appeared briefly in Dune Part I as the person who was calling out Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) to his destiny through his dreams.
Dune: Part Two will see the return of Chalamet as Paul Atreides, Zendaya as Chani, Rebecca Ferguson as Lady Jessica, Javier Bardem as Stilgar, and Stellan Skarsgård as Baron Vladimir Harkonnen. The sequel will also include some new faces to the franchise including Christopher Walken as Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV and Léa Seydoux as Lady Margot. It was also reported some time ago that Austin Butler (Elvis) is in negotiations to play Feyd-Rautha and Florence Pugh (Black Widow) will be playing the role of Princess Irulan Corrino.
Dune: Part Two is set to release in theaters on November 17, 2023.