Without a doubt, one of the cinematographic sensations of the past year 2021 was the adaptation by director Denis Villeneuve of the first part of the novel by Frank Herbert, dunes. The film was a success, both with viewers and critics. greater than expected, reaching a collection of more than 400 million dollars and having very good valuations in some of the internet portals most focused on the current affairs of cinemas. And as if that were not enough, she was also nominated for a huge number of Academy Awards, of which she ended up winning a whopping six statuettes (the most).
Spoiler alert: then we will describe characters that will be relevant in the second part of dunes and therefore they can reveal some detail of the plot. Read it at your own risk.
Three new faces arrive dunes…
And as expected, due to the tremendous success of the first part, it was confirmed a second one that would finish adapting the first novel of the long-running literary saga and, although there is still more than a year to go before its theatrical release, the first news about new actors joining the anticipated sequel is already beginning to come out.
Here we are going to tell you who will be who in the new installment of dunes.
Starting with the fearsome Harkonnen clan, about a month ago it was confirmed that actor Austin Butler would play the younger nephew of Baron Harkonnen, Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen, a character who, at least in the books, acts as a rival to the protagonist, Paul Atreides. We will soon be able to see this actor playing the mythical Elvis Presley in his biographical film directed by Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge).
Continuing with characters that promise to be a fundamental part of the plot of the sequel, we have Florence Pugh, whom we could see in black widow either little women What the daughter of the emperor of the known universe, Princess Irulan, a woman who would become the wife of the character played by Timothée Chalamet and who, if more novels were adapted, would come to have an importance that would rival that of Paul Atreides himself.
Speaking of royalty, a few hours ago it was confirmed that the legendary actor Christopher Walken would play the bloodthirsty and manipulative Emperor Shaddam IV, responsible for the coup d’état suffered by the Atreides house in the first film. Little else is known about his character, but this guy does seem like a fearsome emperor… don’t you think?
…and a surprising comeback?
To finish, and as a final climax to this list full of top-notch actors, actor Josh Brolin confirms that he will appear again in this second film. The interpreter brought Gourney Halleck to life in the first film, but he was supposed to have died in the battle of Arrakis between the Atreides house and the Harkonnen house, so the fact that he is still alive puts a smile on his face. .
You have to remember that before the second movie, a series is scheduled to premiere that would tell us the story prior to the events of the first film and will be available on HBO Max, although at the moment there is no official date from Warner Bros. Now we just have to wait for it to arrive on October 2, 2023 to being able to immerse ourselves again in those worlds and stories that made us fall in love so much in the first feature film.
And you? do you feel like that dunes premiere its second cinematographic installment?