This year will see the long-awaited debut of Dune: part twoDennis Villeneuve’s sequel to his 2021 sci-fi epic. The film will adapt the remaining half of Frank Herbert’s iconic novel and weave in some new faces, including Austin Butler as the villainous Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen. In a recent interview with USA todaypraised Bautista, who plays Feyd-Rautha’s brother, Rabban Harkonnen, Buter and teased that his portrayal in the film is decidedly different from his off-screen character, or even his recent take on Elvis Presley in Elvis.
“He’s just the sweetest man you’ll ever meet,” Bautista revealed. “I don’t know who this guy was, but it’s not Austin Butler. It’s not Elvis. His voice is different, his look is different. Everything about his behavior is terrifying.”
Who will be there Dune: part two?
Dune: part two is also expected to see the return of Timothee Chalamet as Paul Atredies, Rebecca Ferguson as Lady Jessica, Josh Brolin as Gurney Halleck, Javier Bardem as Stilgar and Zendaya as Chani, with Christopher Walker as Emperor Shaddam IV and Florence Pugh as Princess Irulan.
“[We] really trying to dig into the humanity of [the character]. It’s that bad guy thing in the world that doesn’t feel like he’s the bad guy,” Butler explained in an interview late last year. “He feels like he’s the hero of his own story. And that can be difficult with certain characters; with others it is easier, but you should not judge the character, and you should find a way to feel the motivation for someone from your actions. So we had a lot of conversations and made that together.”
“Denis is so attentive, he doesn’t miss a thing and his attention to detail is remarkable,” he said. “Denis is amazing; he’s such an incredible director. The energy on his sets is amazing, everyone trusts him so much, and it’s such a well-oiled machine, and he’s a master of the craft.”
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Dune: Part 2 is currently scheduled for release on November 3.
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