“Dune” is one step closer to unveiling its second half.
Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune: Part Two” officially wrapped production, with star Timothée Chalamet sharing a behind-the-scenes photo to mark the end of filming. “DUNE 2 WRAPPED,” Chalamet captioned, adding in parentheses, “with desert dad!” (He’s pictured here with his father, Marc Chalamet.) Chalamet also flashes the peace sign against a fitting backdrop of sand dunes.
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Per the official synopsis from Warner Bros. and Legendary, “Dune: Part Two” will explore the mythic journey of Paul Atreides as he unites with Chani (Zendaya) 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.
For the sequel, Chalamet teams up again with Zendaya, Javier Bardem, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Rebecca Ferguson, Dave Bautista, and Stellan Skarsgård. The follow-up also stars franchise newcomers Florence Pugh, Austin Butler, Christopher Walken, Léa Seydoux, and Souheila Yacoub.
Chalamet praised co-star Zendaya’s turn as Chani, who is now the lead character for the sequel.
“It’s amazing. She’s bringing exactly what she brought to the first one — which was incredible — but in greater abundance,” Chalamet recently told Variety of the “Euphoria” Emmy winner. “And she’s really become a sister. I’m so grateful to count her as a partner and a sister and a friend.”
Chalamet previously opened up about how much he has grown since filming the first Academy Award-winning sci-fi film. “It’s something you don’t get to do with movies — revisit,” Chalamet said of working in theater versus film. “Actually though, I’m feeling that with ‘Dune.’ Speaking about how cycles match life. I was younger when I did it the first time and was kind of blindsided by how big that movie was. And now, as [character] Paul Atreides becomes more sure on his heels, I feel more sure on my heels, too.”
The sequel is set for a November 3, 2023 premiere in theaters.
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