Who knew that the song “All the Stars” from Black Panther was actually about Legendary’s Dune reboot? The latest name to join Denis Villeneuve‘s star-studded ensemble is Aquaman star Jason Momoa, who is in talks to play Duncan Idaho in the big-budget film, Collider has confirmed.
Timothée Chalamet is set to star alongside Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, Javier Bardem, Dave Bautista, Zendaya, Stellan Skarsgard and Charlotte Rampling. If there’s a weak link in that cast, I have no idea who it is. I mean, the Dune poster might have to be the size of an IMAX screen to fit all these names.
Momoa is nearing a deal to play Duncan Idaho, a fierce warrior who serves the Duke (Isaac) and tries to protect the Atreides family once he is slain.
Villeneuve co-wrote the script with Oscar-winner Eric Roth (Forrest Gump) and Jon Spaihts (Prometheus). The director will also serve as a producer alongside Mary Parent and Cale Boyter, while Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt, Thomas Tull, and Kim Herbert will sere as executive producers. Kevin J. Anderson will act a creative consultant on the project.
Momoa is coming off DC’s billion-dollar grosser Aquaman and he also voiced the same superhero in The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part. Momoa is currently filming Apple’s sci-fi series See, but Dune offers him the chance to work with one of Hollywood’s top directors, and with a cast like this one, it’s easy to see why he’d tackle a bad-ass supporting role here despite proving himself as a lead with Aquaman. He’s represented by WME and his casting was first reported by Variety.