'Dune 2': Cast, date, plot, and latest buzz about sci-fi movie starring Timothee Chalamet

Denis Villeneuve has been bought back as the director alongside most of the cast members from the first film, with primary production set to begin on July 21


                            'Dune 2': Cast, date, plot, and latest buzz about sci-fi movie starring Timothee Chalamet
A still from Warner Brothers' sci-fi movie 'Dune' (IMDb)
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Released on October 22, 2021, 'Dune' was not just a box office success but it also won six awards at the 2022 Oscars. Following the critical and commercial success of the first part, the makers have planned a sequel which is set to be released soon.

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It has been confirmed for now that Denis Villeneuve will helm the sequel and most of the cast members, including Timothee Chalamet and Zendaya, would return to play the lead roles.

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When will 'Dune 2'release and where you can watch it?

'Dune 2' is scheduled to release on November 17, 2023, and it remains to be seen if it releases on the mentioned date or gets delayed for some reason.

Who will star in 'Dune 2'?

Fans of the first film will get to see most of their favorite actors returning to reprise their roles in 'Dune 2'. Timothee Chalamaet, Javier Bardem, Dave Bautista, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, and Zendaya have been confirmed to appear in the sequel. The new additions include Austin Butler and Lea Seydoux, although there is no information available on the roles they have been cast for.

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Joshua Grode, Jason Momoa, Rebecca Ferguson, Tanya Lapointe, Timothée Chalamet, Denis Villeneuve, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Zendaya, Mary Parent, and Cale Boyter attend the 'Dune' photocall in London ahead of the film's release on October 17, 2021, in London, England (Getty Images)

Timothee Chalamet

The 26-year-old made his debut with the espionage thriller series 'Homeland' and his first feature film appearance was with the comedy-drama 'Men, Women, and Children'. He has played supporting roles in movies like 'Lady Bird', 'Little Women', and 'Beautiful Boy.'

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Co-chair Timothée Chalamet attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021, in New York City (Getty Images)

What is the plot of 'Dune 2'?

'Dune 2' will focus on Paul's rise to power and the subsequent rebellion against the Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV. Paul will adopt the name Muad'Dib, the Fremen name for the resilient desert mouse Paul and his mother encounter on their way to finding the Fremen. The film will also introduce Princess Irulan, eldest daughter of the Emperor, and Anirul, another member of the mysterious matriarchal order, Bene Gesserit, like Lady Jessica.

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Paul enters into a political marriage with Princess Irula. She is the book's narrator and a character that was removed from the first film. Zendaya is stated to play a more prominent part in 'Dune 2.' Audiences can expect mote of Baron Vladimir Harkonnen, House of Harkonnen, and the Fremen. The sequel will introduce Feyd-Rautha, heir to the House of Harkonnen and the younger nephew of Baron Vladimir.

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The sequel will showcase Paul's rise as Kwisatz Haderach, a superbeing and a messiah with mental powers that will bridge space and time, born out of a breeding program led by Bene Gesserit's manipulations. It will have a new Atreides member, the daughter of Lady Jessica, and the late Duke Leto, Alia Atreides who will become an important character going forward. The first film left clues about Lady Jessica's parentage, which will be revealed in the sequel.

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What is the latest buzz about 'Dune 2'?

The pre-shooting of 'Dune 2' will start in Altivole, Italy and the filming will take place at the Brion Tomb designed by Carlo Scarpa. Primary production will begin with the cast members on July 21.

The confirmation comes a few days after Warner Bros announced that it would push back the sequel's release date by a month and clash with the Hunger Games prequel 'The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes'.

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Who are the creators?

'Dune 2' will be directed by Denis Villeneuve who also serves as the writer alongside Jon Spaihts. It is being produced by Cale Boyter, Jessica Derhammer, Tanya Lapointe, and Mary Parent.