The worldwide successful movie deserves a sequel and “Dune 2” will arrive in theaters in October 2023, and its cast already gives some thrills. In addition to Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya and the actors already present in “Dune”, some new ones have arrived, including a true Hollywood legend in a major role.
With the film Dune, released in September 2021, Denis Villeneuve makes a double blow. On the one hand, he confirms all the great good we thought of him and his science fiction works. After First Contact and Blade Runner 2049, two successes, he goes to the next level with his very successful adaptation of the famous novel by Frank Herbert. On the other hand, he finally opens the way for a cinematographic development of the Dune universe, after the anomaly proposed by David Lynch in 1985.
The film Dune was a success in theaters with more than 400 million dollars in revenue at the box office worldwide, spectators conquered and Warner Studios was satisfied with the result, success at the Academy Awards with 6 Oscars pocketed, Dune is a success on all levels. The official announcement of a second film was therefore quick, and since then a fabulous cast has been built for Dune 2.
Christopher Walken, the Oscar-winning actor for his role in Journey to the Edge of Hell, has joined the cast of Dune 2 in a very important role, that of The Emperor. Although he is absent from the screen in the first film, his role is already crucial, since it is he who sends Leto Atreides to Arrakis, knowingly triggering the conflict with House Harkonnen. Christopher Walken’s role is that of Shaddam Corrino IV, head of the ruling House in this part of Dune, and thus Emperor of the known universe.
Christopher Walken is among the newcomers, among them Florence Pugh and Austin Butler. Florence Pugh will play the role of Irula, who is none other than the daughter of Shaddam Corrino IV. We can’t wait to see this pair on screen. After a first confrontation between the Atreides and the Harkonnen, the latter led by the terrible Baron Vladimir (Stellan Skarsgård), Dune 2 will focus on the House of Corrino, thus expanding the number of protagonists, just to raise the level further.