It appears that both fans and cast members will have some time to catch up on their Arrakis and Bene Gesserit’s history before the film begins production since Dune: Part Two is planned for release in October 2023. Although reports by director Denis Villenueve showed that the sequel would not begin shooting until the fall of 2022, a producer at the film screening confirmed to reporter Josh Encinias that Warner Bros. has set a definitive onset date for the film’s production, beginning on July 18, 2022.
The sequel to the science-fiction series, based on the same name novel of Frank Herbert, is shown to focus more on the character Chani (played by Zendaya), an assistant of Arrakis’ Sietch Tabr the character naming Paul Atriedes ( played byTimothée Chalamet) to his destiny, who actually has only a minor role in Dune, leading to disappointment of some fans. Villenueve is said to have started writing the sequel’s script even before the project was approved:
“I’m writing [Part Two] now, and I feel like I’m eight years old again. That’s very uncommon for me. It’s the first time I’ve experienced it where I’m watching one of my movies, and I have a moment of deep gratitude, of deep joy, and I say, ‘Thank you, life, for having allowed me to bring that to the screen.’ [laughs] I don’t know how other people will feel about it. But me? Denis Villeneuve when he was 14 years old? Thank you.”
Almost reaching $300 million at the global box office, Dune becomes a great success and it’s unsurprising for viewers that a sequel to Paul Atreides’ narrative was determined, but even so, waiting for 2 years to see his entire story concluded is not easy. However, Dune: Part Two will be released in 2023 along with several major movies as Wonka, in which Chalamet also stars, as well as Disney’s live-action The Little Mermaid, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, The Exorcist, and Shazam! Fury of the Gods.
Gathering high-quality casts as Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa, and Javier Bardem, Dune is currently in every cinema and will be available on HBO Max until November 22. Take a look at Encinias’s tweet below: