The upcoming film will see Florence Pugh and Austin Butler enter the sci-fi franchise. Pyu plays the role of Princess Irulan Korino, daughter of Christopher Walken's Emperor Shadam IV. While Butler portrays the character Fade-Roth, the cousin of Baron Harkonnen to Stellan Skarsgård, Far Out Magazine writes.
Also, Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya return to the Dune universe to play Paul Atreides and Chani. Due to strikes in Hollywood, the production of the film was suspended for a while, due to which the release date of the film was moved to 2024.
In a new interview with "Total Film", the film's director Denis Villeneuve said the following about the second part: "The first film was more meditative and thoughtful. It follows the story of a young man who discovers a new planet, a new culture. However, the second part will have more action than the first. It's stronger."
The director of the film recently shared his hopes to complete the "Dune" trilogy in an interview with "Empire": "It is my dream to succeed in making a trilogy of this film." As things stand now, both of Villeneuve's Dinah films depict the story from Frank Herbert's first novel in 1965.
Although Villeneuve has not yet confirmed plans for the third installment of Dune, he hinted that he is working on a script for it: "I'll tell you this: there are already some words on paper."
Meanwhile, earlier this week, during a panel with Villeneuve and the cast in Sao Paulo, Brazil, an object thrown from the audience hit actress Pugh in the eye. The actors were visibly concerned about her condition, and footage shows Pew holding her head before picking up the object.
During the event in Brazil, Pugh praised the energy of the audience before the incident, saying: "The people who came here, their energy, it's all because of the first part of the film. You can feel it every day. So, it feels really very special to be here presenting part two. And I'm very, very proud."
Pugh also spoke about the exciting experience she had while making the film, recalling, "It was beautiful coming in and just hanging out with these people, you can imagine what it was like actually working with them."
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