Dune Part 2: Release Date, Cast, And More

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"Dune" ranked as one of the most highly anticipated movies of 2021, and it didn't disappoint the majority of moviegoers who visited the spice-laden sands of Arrakis. Luckily, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures were quite happy with the results, meaning they didn't waste any time in announcing a sequel following the first film's success. While we've got some time to wait for "Dune Part Two," we're here to provide you with all of the important information we have so you're ready when the time comes.

Here is everything you need to know about "Dune Part Two."

Release date and where you can watch it

"Dune Part Two" is currently slated to hit theaters on November 17, 2023. Warner Bros. and Legendary are carving out a date almost exactly two years from the release of the first movie, wasting little time. Of note, it is expected that the sequel will be released exclusively in theaters, whereas the first chapter was released both theatrically and on HBO Max.

What is Dune Part Two?

"Dune Part Two" is the sequel to "Dune." As the 2021 sci-fi blockbuster was billed as "Part One," this movie will pick up where the first one left off. It will serve as a further adaptation of Frank Herbert's iconic sci-fi novel of the same name. It will further explore the journey of Paul Atreides, who is picking up the pieces of his life in the aftermath of the slaughter of his family on Arrakis.

Warner Bros. has released the synopsis for the upcoming movie, below:

This follow-up film will explore the mythic journey of Paul Atreides as he unites with Chani and the Fremen while on a warpath of revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Facing a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the known universe, he endeavors to prevent a terrible future only he can foresee.

Dune Part Two director, crew, and more

Denis Villeneuve is set to return to the director's chair for the sequel. Villeneuve is also on board as a producer and co-writer. Eric Roth and Jon Spaiths co-wrote the first movie with the filmmaker. It is believed that many of the same members of the core creative team will return. Hans Zimmer has already confirmed that he will return to handle the movie's score. Legendary Pictures is producing the movie, with Warner Bros. once again handling distribution.

Dune Part Two cast and crew

The cast will once again be led by Timothee Chalamet as Paul, with Rebecca Ferguson returning as his mother, Jessica. Much of the surviving core cast is also expected to return, including Dave Bautista, Charlotte Rampling, Stellan Skarsgard, and Zendaya, who will have a larger role as Chani this time around.

"Part Two" will introduce even more (equally attractive) players to the already-attractive ensemble. Warner Bros. has confirmed the new key cast additions, which include "Elvis" breakout Austin Butler as the villainous Feyd-Rautha, Christopher Walken as the Padishah Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV, Florence Pugh as Princess Irulan, Léa Seydoux as Lady Margot Fenring,and Souheila Yacoub.

Warner Bros. has also confirmed the following crew for "Dune: Part Two," including Oscar-winning cinematographer Greig Fraser, costume designer Jacqueline West, makeup, hair and prosthetic designer Donald Mowat, composer Hans Zimmer, production designer Patrice Vermette, editor Joe Walker, visual effects supervisor Paul Lambert, and special effects supervisor Gerd Nefzer.

Dune Part Two logo and production start

As of this writing, no trailer has been revealed for "Dune Part Two." However, we do have an initial logo for the film, which we've included above.

Warner Bros. announced that filming began for the sequel on July 18, with a tweet teasing the start of production. Villeneuve is filming the sequel on location in Budapest, Abu Dhabi, Jordan and Italy.