Dune: Part Two is set to arrive in theaters this year and the audience has been anticipating finding out how the upcoming sequel will cover the second half of the beloved Frank Herbert novel. The film also recently wrapped production a few weeks ago which is an exciting development for the project.
As it turns out, it looks like the film quietly added another new cast member during its production as Deadline has confirmed that Watchmen actor Tim Blake Nelson joined the ensemble of Dune: Part Two. The details regarding his role are being kept under wraps for now.
The cast already includes Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgard, Dave Bautista, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Charlotte Rampling, Javier Bardem, Florence Pugh, Austin Butler, Christopher Walken, Lea Seydoux, and Souheila Yacoub. Denis Villeneuve returns to direct.
The sequel's synopsis reads: "This follow-up film will explore the mythic journey of Paul Atreides as he unites with Chani and the Fremen while on a warpath of revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Facing a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the known universe, he endeavors to prevent a terrible future only he can foresee."
Nelson is known for starring in the hit HBO series Watchmen where he played Looking Glass. He is also part of the MCU as Samuel Sterns in 2008's The Incredible Hulk and is set to reprise the role in the upcoming Captain America: New World Order. He also appeared in films such as Nightmare Alley, Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio, and The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.
While we don't know yet whether his role will be small or not, it is still exciting nonetheless to hear that he has been added to the cast since he is a talented actor. It is curious to see whether his character falls on the good side or on the villain side.
Dune: Part Two is slated for release in theaters on November 3. You can check more details about it here.