“Dune” will get a Part 2, after all.
No surprise: “Dune Part 2” will release on October 23rd, 2023. Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, and the sand worm will all return.
Denis Villeneuve’s epic made $41 million over the weekend, and some number of people watched in on HBO Max. “Dune” also represents a big branding opportunity for sequels and off shoots, a whole Universe of Dune-ology. So, of course, they have to make a sequel and finish the first movie as a launching pad for more.
“I just received news from Legendary that we are officially moving forward with ‘Dune: Part Two,’” Villeneuve said in a statement. “It was a dream of mine to adapt Frank Herbert’s ‘Dune’ and I have the fans, the cast, and crew, Legendary and Warner Bros. to thank for supporting this dream. This is only the beginning.”