Rebecca Ferguson Says Dune Fight Scenes Were Done 'For Necessity'

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There is little doubt we'll be seeing a huge battle in Dune. After all, the trailers have already teased on the war between the Harkonnen Army and the Fremen. However, these action sequences are more than just a drawn-out fight for the sake of cinematography. Rebecca Ferguson has stated that the fights in the Denis Villeneuve film are done "for necessity."

Ferguson plays an important role in the upcoming adaptation of Frank Herbert's novel. Interestingly, her version of Lady Jessica is also expected to be a formidable fighter who is always ready to defend her son Paul Atreides. This means we'll be seeing Ferguson in action again in Dune.

But how does the fighting in Dune compare to an all-out action film like Mission Impossible 7? Ferguson told Entertainment Weekly that the action scenes in the Tom Cruise movie are very different from what we'll see in the Villeneuve flick.

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"I love the fighting we do in Mission ... It's hard, it's beautiful, it's amazing to do, but it's really choreographed," Ferguson said. She then revealed that her other project takes a different approach to action.

"The fighting in Dune is for necessity. It's not an elongated fighting sequence; it's a quick disarm to prove your point or prove your power. So everything is at such different levels than what I'm used to," Ferguson said.

We know that Ferguson can easily handle any action scene so there is little doubt she did well in both movies. With that in mind, we can't wait to see her show off the different fighting styles in the upcoming films.

Dune will premiere in theaters and on HBO Max on October 22, 2021. The still-untitled Mission Impossible 7 is scheduled for release on September 30, 2022.

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