Dune: Part 2 Release Date, Cast, Plot, Trailer, and Everything We Know

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Dune: Part 2 Release Date, Cast, Plot, Trailer, and Everything We Know
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Dune became an instant big hit the moment it hit the theatres in 2021, so it came as no surprise when they announced that there would be a second movie.

The first Dune movie won many awards at the 2022 Oscars. It won awards for best editing, best cinematography, and best visual effects to name a few.

Dune and Dune: Part 2 were inspired and adapted from the sci-fi novel by Frank HerbertDenis Villeneuve directed Part 1 and will also direct the new Dune movie.

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You will find everything you need to know so far about Dune: Part 2 in this movie guide, including the target release date, casting decision, plot lines, and more.

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Dune: Part 2 Release Date: When Will the Movie Come Out?

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Oscar Isaac as Leto Atreides I

The target release date for Dune: Part 2 was originally October 23, 2023, but recent reports reveal that movie will debut on November 17, 2023, instead. The franchise's first movie was also released around the same time in 2021.

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Dune: Part 2 will go toe-to-toe against Lionsgate's pre-Thanksgiving release, The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.

Villeneuve confirmed that there would be a second movie on October 26, 2021, but production did not immediately start. Villeneuve estimates that principal photography may begin by the Fall of 2022.

Dune: Part 2 Cast: Who are the Actors Included in the Movie?

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Zendaya as Chani

Many of the actors from Dune may return to reprise their roles in Dune: Part 2.

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So far, only two characters have been confirmed. These are Timothy Chalamet as Paul Atreides, the main protagonist of the movie, and Zendaya as Chani, the main love interest of Paul. Fans may be happy to learn that Zendaya may have more screentime and more active involvement in the second film compared to being shown for only a handful of minutes in Part 1.

We may also expect to see the return of most surviving characters from the first Dune movie.

Rebecca Ferguson may still play Lady JessicaOscar Isaac may return a Leto Atreides I, and Josh Brolin may still be Gurney HalleckStellan SkarsgårdDave Bautista ( as Glossu Rabban), Charlotte RamplingJason Momoa (as Duncan Idaho), and Javier Bardem (as Stilgar) may also reprise their roles in the second installment of Dune.

There have been reports that new actors, such as Florence Pugh, who is poised to play Princess Irulan, and Austin Butler, who may play Feyd-Rautha, will join these ranks soon. The latest addition to the Dune cast is Christopher Walken, who was cast to play the Emperor, and Léa Seydoux, who is in negotiations to play the character of Lady Margot.

Dune: Part 2 Crew: Who are the Creatives Behind the Scenes?

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Dave Bautista as Glossu Rabban

Denis Villeneuve, who previously helmed other sci-fi movies such as Blade Runner 2049 and the first Dune movie, will direct Dune: Part 2. The movie will still be based on the science fiction novel written by Frank Herbert.

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Dune: Part 2 Plot: What Will be the Movie's Story?

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Ravaging Arrakis

Dune: Part 2 may pick up from where the first movie left us with a cliffhanger. Though there is no official synopsis yet for the film, we can make safe assumptions based on the events in Dune and the novel.

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Paul and his mother, Lady Jessica, may have to resort to forming an alliance with the Fremen to save the universe and meet the challenges of House Harkonnen. We may watch Paul slowly rise to power as the battle against the Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV builds into a full-fledged rebellion.

Paul may re-identify himself as Muad'Dib, the dessert mouse he and his mother have a chance encounter with on their way to mee with the Fremen.

Paul may also marry Princess Irula as a political strategy.

If Dune: Part 2 does well, there is a high chance that we may see another Dune movie based on the novel The Messiah of Dune.

Dune: Part 2 Trailer: Is There a Trailer for the Second Dune Movie?

There is currently no trailer for Dune: Part 2. You can recap the first movie by watching the trailer here:

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Where to Watch Dune: Part 2: Where Can I Watch the Movie?

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Jason Momoa

Dune: Part 2 will debut exclusively in theatres on its current release date, October 23, 2023. After its initial release, the movie has to complete its 45-day theatrical window before it can be streamed on HBO Max.

Warner Bros usually premieres their movies on theatres and on streaming sites on the same day, but it was part of Villeneuve's condition to complete the theatrical window first. Villeneuve wants to give enough allowance to accommodate the scope and scale of Dune as a movie, thus, his insistence on following the theatrical window.

Dune: Part 2 will take us back to Arrakis, and boy, are we glad to be back