Dune Part 2 Release Date and Returning Characters

One of the most anticipated films of the past year Dune, took the cinema world by storm with its insane storytelling, VFX, and score. The film is one of the top contenders for Oscars 2022 and there is no doubt it will walk home with a few of them, especially in technical categories. With positive reviews and ratings from fans and critics alike, everyone is waiting for what’s next in store for Villeneuve’s fantasy epic. Here’s all you need to know about the future of one of the most incredible sci-fi fantasies of our time.

Dune 2 Release Date

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Dune was originally supposed to release in December 2020, but due to the ongoing pandemic it was pushed back to October 2021. Likewise, Dune 2 was supposed to release sometime in 2022 but has now been pushed further and we might see even more delays due to the new wave.

We all know that Dune part 2 has to happen and so the good news is that it is definitely happening. For now, Dune 2 is all set to release on 20th October, 2023 but given the pandemic situation no date is reliable. In case of Dune, the shooting needs to begin and wrap as soon as possible this year, because the post-production would take a lot of time.

Also, the magnitude and the scale of the film are so insane that even shooting it won’t be that easy in such situations. The production design and practical effects involved, make such projects much more difficult than say CGI heavy superhero films. The aesthetics and the larger than life yet realistic approach in Dune is what we liked about it. And creating that requires time, so its best not to have too many hopes for 20th October 2023.

Dune 2 Returning Cast and Characters

First of all, the leads Timothee Chalamet’s Paul, Zendaya’s Chani, Rebecca Ferguson’s Lady Jessica will make a definitive return in Dune 2. Returning to their roles also are Stellan Skarsgard (Vladimir Harkonnen), Dave Bautista (Glossu Rabban), and Javier Bardem (Stilgar). Charlotte Rampling’s Galus Helen Mohiam will also return to spread her holy war.

Also, Josh Brolin’s Gurney Halleck will most likely return in Dune 2 as well. Those who have read Dune or have seen David Lynch’s Dune are aware that Halleck survived the Battle for Arrakis. So, we can expect him to return unless Villeneuve decides to make changes of his own.

Apart from this, some minor surviving characters will also make a return along with many new ones. We might also finally see Emperor Shaddam IV of House Corrino, who was missing from Dune (2021) in the next one. From the technical point of view, Greig Fraser (The Mandalorian, Vice, Lion) will most probably be back as the cinematographer. And Hans Zimmer, the legend himself, will surely return to compose for what he considers “his dream project”.

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