Soon after Dune was released last year, it was announced that the Oscar-winning film would receive a sequel, and possibly a third installment. Dune: part two is currently in production with returning director Denis Villeneuve, and star Timothée Chalamet will once again play Paul Atreides. The film will also feature the return of more stars from the first film, including Zendaya, but there’s also an exciting lineup of newcomers. Not only is Chalamet reunited with his own Little women co-star, Florence Pugh, but the film will also feature Christopher Walken Elvis star, Austin Butler. The actor plays Feyd-Rautha, the favorite cousin of Baron Harkonnen (Stellan Skarsgard), leader of the rival house of House Atreides. In the books, he is more cunning than his brutish brother, “Beast” Rabban (Dave Bautista), and eventually becomes Chalamet’s character’s main adversary. During a recent interview with VarietyButler talked about participating in the sequel.
“Well, I just love the first movie so much. It was just a cinematic masterpiece. So the idea of being a part of the world is just incredibly exciting. And Denis is one of my favorite filmmakers and just an amazing human being. He’s so nice and I’m a fan of all those actors in the movie, so I felt really honored.” He added: “It’s really surreal. You kind of feel like a kid in a, you know, in your favorite movie, it’s like walking on the set of whatever movie you admired as a kid. Like you continues to Indiana Jones or something like that… Movies that really touched you as a kid, that’s how I felt.
What did Timothée Chalamet say about the Dune Form?
“Florence is really special,” said Chalamet Variety. “She is an incredible actor. She was incredible at it Dune — seriously unbelievable. She brought a gravitas to the role. And I can’t believe my luck at this young age… between Taylor Russell Bones and all and Zendaya in it Dune. And Austin Butler is in that movie too.”
Chalamet added of Zendaya, “She hasn’t wrapped yet, and it’s amazing. She brings exactly what she brought to the first — which was incredible — but in greater abundance. And she’s really become a sister. I’m so thankful for consider her a partner and a sister and a friend, and also to share stories of how great it is to work with Luca [Guadagnino]because we’ve worked back to back with him on vastly different projects.”
Dune: part two will be in theaters from November 3, 2023.