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Surprising Details To Know About Dune Sequel

Denis Villeneuve has officially announced part two of Dune and this is the right time to spill some beans about the sequel.

It is no surprise that Dune will get a sequel as all signs were pointing to the sequel by the time Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s novel opened in U.S. theaters. However, on October 26, Legendary Entertainment and Warner Bros. announced that Dune: Part Two was officially a go.

Denis Villeneuve himself announced in a statement, “I just received news from Legendary that we are officially moving forward with Dune: Part Two. It was a dream of mine to adapt Frank Herbert’s Dune and I have the fans, the cast, and crew, Legendary, and Warner Bros. to thank for supporting this dream. This is only the beginning.” However, there must be a lot of questions raised in your mind after the announcement. So, we have tried to answer some of your questions.

Dune: Part One ends with Paul officially joining the Fremen and planning to bring peace to Arrakis. The film transitioned to black as Paul and his mother Lady Jessica (played as Rebecca Ferguson) travel with the Fremen to their home city. Paul spots one Fremen member riding a sandworm. If some viewers thought Dune: Part One was plot-heavy, then wait until they realize all the plot still to come in Dune: Part Two.” The main narrative of the sequel will track Paul’s rise to power among the Fremen and the resulting rebellion against Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV. The latter character, mentioned only in name in part one, will be perhaps the biggest new role in the sequel.

Moreover, some new characters include Princess Irulan, the Emperor’s eldest teen daughter who becomes Paul’s wife for political reasons, and Alia Atreides, the daughter of Lady Jessica and the late Duke Leto. The first Dune movie left out many of the book’s biggest twists, including Lady Jessica’s parentage, but we’ll keep those spoilers hidden for now. It will be right to say that there will be a lot of exciting things to see in part two of Dune.

Denis Villeneuve ended his first Dune movie at the moment Paul is accepted into the Fremen and journeys with them to their home city in Arrakis. “Frankly, if I had to do it again, it’s exactly where I will stop the movie,” he told IndieWire about splitting the book where he did. “If you look at Paul’s trajectory, which is a boy that is trying to find his place in the world and at the end becomes finally an adult by being able to step in front, it’s a very important moment in a young man’s life to stake his ground. Paul’s arc is complete for that first part. Now the fact that people are coming out saying, I wanted more, is a total victory!”

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While Denis Villeneuve always envisioned adapting Frank Herbert’s novel into a two-part movie, he has already gone on record expressing interest in helming a Dune movie trilogy by also adapting Herbert’s 1969 sequel novel, Dune Messiah, into a third film. As the director said before the first film’s U.S. release, “There is Dune’s second book, ‘The Messiah of Dune,’ which could make an extraordinary film. I always say that there could be a trilogy after that, we’ll see. It’s years of work. I can’t think of going further than that.”

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