Denis Villeneuve may be very difficult to know that the green light has finally been given to Dune Part 2 within the study facilities. Although at the moment Warner Bros has not confirmed anything on its official channels, it was Legendary’s Twitter account that assured that Paul Atreides’ journey will continue in a subsequent film.
Much had been speculated about the risk that the realization of Dune Part 2. The film that is currently being shown in theaters reported a cost of more than 200 million dollars and its release delayed by the pandemic, raised questions about its monetary retribution, especially after it was reported that Denis Villeneuve’s approach was far from resembling a saga like Star wars.
However, prior to its release in the United States and the rest of the American markets, the film achieved a not inconsiderable amount of $ 130 million worldwide. Upon arrival in American movie theaters Dune earned $ 40.1 million during its opening weekend and 1.9 million views on HBO Max, surpassing The Justice League by Zack Snyder.
What do we know about Dune Part 2?
At the moment, everything indicates that Denis Villeneuve will continue in the director’s chair, despite the absence of express confirmation about it. In the words of Ann Sarnoff, the film in question has “an incredible production and a compelling narrative”, which has pleased Warner executives too much. Reason why there is no reason to replace it. However, there are other issues that both the director and members of the studio have discussed in the past months.
The sequel is ready for production
The most obvious fact that reflects Warner’s plans to have a sequel, is of course the opening title that indicates that Dune it is only the first part of the journey. However, Ann Sarnoff herself also commented in the past that the ending is quite ready for a sequel, so it is within his plans to continue with the project.
On the other hand, Denis Villeneuve is now ready to shoot the second part and so explained:
«When you make a film in two parts, necessarily, when you do the first part you have to know what you are going to do in the second part. So I’ll say I’m very ready to go pretty fast. To go fast in a movie of that size you still need to make sets or costumes, so we are talking about months. But if there is ever excitement and the movie gets the green light sooner rather than later, I will say that I am ready to shoot in 2022. Surely in 2022. I would love it because I am ready to go, and I will say that I would love to get it to the screen ASAP «.
Zendaya will be the protagonist of Dune Part 2
Those who have seen the film know that in Dune Chani’s involvement, the role played by Zendaya, appears mostly in Paul’s dreams and their relationship was to unfold in the second part of the story. However, Villeneuve himself has confirmed than in Part 2 of Dune, it will be said character who holds the leading role:
«I am honored to present two such explosive talents on screen [Chalamet y Zendaya] and I can’t wait to film the second part of Dune so they can get back together. Above all, knowing that in the next chapter Zendaya will be the protagonist of the story ”.
Hans Zimmer will return to set the story to music
The German composer confirmed his return through his official Twitter account. “The world of Dune keep going. The second part is on the way. Thank God I still have some music left, ”he wrote.
His work for the film has been one of the most commented and applauded elements by all those who have been able to see the film. His music not only tells the story through sounds, but also finds a middle ground between sound design to build a unique atmosphere for the story.
Denis has a lot of material for the sequel
Even though the first part is supposedly half of the book written by Frank Herbert, those who are fans of the story know that the movie cuts a little past the middle, so the second part will potentially adapt snippets from the second novel. subtitled as Messiah.
Denis Villeneuve is also a fan of the book saga and on occasion assured that the first part was just an appetizer of everything he has in mind to explore on a second film tour of Hebert’s world.
«The difficult task [en la Parte Uno] It was to introduce them to this world, the ideas, the codes, the cultures, the different families, the different planets. Once this is done, it is now a playground that will allow me to go crazy and really create. I shouldn’t say this, but I will say that for me Dune Part 1 it is like an aperitif. Dune Part 2 is the main meal where we can add much more. That is what I can say. As much as Part 1 was by far my most exciting project, Part II excites me even more.
Dune Part 2 It doesn’t have a release date yet, but many expect it to hit theaters in 2023.
Entry Dune Part 2 Confirmed: What Do We Know About The Sequel? it was first published in Cinema PREMIERE.