SHAI HULUD! We are delighted to report filming has officially started for Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune: Part Two.” The news comes from a pretty reliable source- the official social media channels for the film. So you know, pretty damn accurate.
As you may know, Nerdbot is pretty into “Dune.” Just not the SYFY miniseries. The less said about that one the better.
Villeneuve’s “Part Two” will pick up after Paul Atreides aka Muad’Dib (Timothée Chalamet) and his mother Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson) join the Fremen, led by Stilgar (Javier Bardem). We last saw Chani (Zendaya) teaching Paul the way of the desert. We know Baron Vladimir Harkonnen (Stellan Skarsgård) survived Duke Leto’s (Oscar Isaac) attempt to kill him, and we expect to see more Geidi Prime.
We ALSO know some new faces are joining the film. Florence Pugh will play Princess Irulan, daughter of the Emperor of the Known Universe, Shaddam IV of House Corrino (Christopher Walken). Léa Seydoux is set to play Margot Lady Fenring, but we still don’t know who’s playing Count Fenring. Austin Butler, fresh off his landmark performance as Elvis Presley, will play Feyd Rautha Harkonnen, nephew of the Baron.
Still no word on St. Alia of the Knife, though.
At present, “Dune: Part Two” has a set release date of November 17th, 2023. We anticipate that date to change, however. We’ll let you know what we hear about this and other news.