After a fantastic week of strong word-of-mouth and encouraging figures from the box office, Legendary and Warner Bros. have finally confirmed that Denis Villeneuve will get to make Dune: Part Two.
The first part of Dune stars Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa and Zendaya to name only a few. It is expected that many of these stars, particularly Chalamet, will return for Part Two, with some of their roles having much more to do in the latter half of this story.
The first part of the newly announced series was released officially in the US last week, making $41 million domestically over the weekend and with a further 1.9 million viewers choosing to watch the film on HBO Max. The box office number is the biggest of the year for Warner Bros., who have released all of their films day-and-date to streaming. Worldwide, the film has so far grossed $223 million and still has markets such as Australia and New Zealand to open up to. Despite the great news for Warner Bros., it was ultimately up to Legendary if they greenlit a sequel.
Having just received the news, Villeneuve stated that “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.”
You can watch Dune right now in theaters and HBO Max and estimations right now say you will not have to wait long for the sequel, as the release date has been set for October 20th 2023.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter