Dune 2 release date, cast, plot, trailer and news

Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya are going back to Arrakis for the Dune 2 release date, the second part in Denis Villeneuve's epic sci-fi movie adaptation.

Dune 2 release date

What is the Dune 2 release date? Denis Villeneuve’s Dune adaptation left us all on a cliffhanger, waiting for a sequel. It was thought that the Blade Runner 2049 director was adapting all of Frank Herbert’s legendary 1965 novel into one movie, but now we know it was only Part One, with Part Two to finish the story.

By not using the same strategy as Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy and filming it all in one go for staggered release, audiences are left in the lurch about when they’ll get the follow-up to one of the best science fiction movies of the 2020s. Though Dune Part One had its share of satisfying character arcs, the Dune ending showed that it was clearly one half of a greater whole, and we want the rest!

Thankfully, you can consider us the Bene Gesserit of the best movies and best TV series with all the knowledge and investigative skills we have around the mediums. We have all the information on the Dune 2 release date readily available right here for you, and we’ll be keeping it updated as we get closer to the thriller movie. Get ready, and do watch out for sandworms.

Dune 2 release date

Dune 2 will release on Friday, November 3, 2023. This means that the movie is coming two weeks earlier than previously thought, as the release date had previously been confirmed as November 17, 2023 — great news for those eager for more Arrakis.

Production on Dune 2 started in earnest in July 2022, and Villeneuve announced that filming would take place across Budapest, Abu Dhabi, Jordan, and Italy, wrapping in December 2022.

Dune 2 release date: Paul and Chani

Who is in the Dune 2 cast?

Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya are returning for the cast of Dune 2. They’re joined by Rebecca Ferguson, Stellan Skarsgård, and Bautista, each a major character that survived the events of Part One.

The confirmed Dune 2 cast list:

  • Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides
  • Zendaya as Chani
  • Rebecca Ferguson as Lady Jessica
  • Josh Brolin as Gurney Halleck
  • Austin Butler as Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen
  • Florence Pugh as Princess Irulan
  • Dave Bautista as Glossu Rabban
  • Christopher Walken as Emperor Shaddam IV
  • Stephen McKinley Henderson as Thufir Hawat
  • Léa Seydoux as Lady Margot
  • Stellan Skarsgård as Baron Vladimir Harkonnen
  • Charlotte Rampling as Gaius Helen Mohiam
  • Javier Bardem as Stilgar
  • Souheila Yacoub as Shishakli
  • Tim Blake Nelson

Austin Butler, star of Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis, has joined the cast of Dune 2 as Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen, while Florence Pugh has also jumped on board as Princess Irulan Corrino. And, in huge news, legendary actor Christopher Walken will also make an appearance as Emperor Shaddam IV.

Dune 2 release date: Florence Pugh

Is there a Dune 2 trailer?

Yes! The Dune 2 teaser trailer is here after releasing in early May. It doesn’t give much away but it does show Paul riding a sandworm, and gave us a look at Florence Pugh as Princess Irulan and Austin Butler as Feyd-Rautha – silver linings, eh?

Beyond that, the teaser also seems to confirm that some sequences in Dune 2 are in black and white. Exciting!

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What will Dune 2 be about?

Dune Part Two is going to cover the rise of Paul Atreides as the messiah of the Fremen and his counterattack on House Harkonnen.

At the end of Part One, we see Paul start to embrace the idea of having a greater purpose and the eminent power that dwells in him as the son of Bene Gesserit and the heir to House Atreides.

We should also get more of Chani and the Fremen, learning about their society as the oppressed, brutalized natives of Arrakis. And we’ll meet the mysterious Padishah Emperor, Shaddam IV, who orchestrated everything we see in Part One. Expect to see Dave Bautista‘s Glossu Rabban, a bullish enforcer for House Harkonnen, get a little more to do as well.

Dune 2 release date: Dave Bautista

Where will I be able to watch Dune 2?

Dune 2 will be a theatrical exclusive before eventually making its way to Max (formerly HBO Max) a few months after November 3, 2023.

That’s all we know about Dune 2 so far, but we will keep our ears close to the sand and update you whenever anything changes. For more on the world of Dune, check out our guide to the Dune: The Sisterhood release date.

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