Released just under two months ago, Dune: Part One was a blast from the past for many as viewers flocked to theaters to catch the reboot of the 1980’s classic. Based upon a novel of the same title by Frank Herbert and a remake of the 1984 original written and directed by David Lynch, the latest reboot took viewers back to the universe originally crafted by the aforementioned men and was met with critical acclaim. Featuring Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya as the project’s stars, Dune: Part One received an 83% rating from Rotten Tomatoes and seemingly did an excellent job of reimagining the spirit of its 1984 predecessor. It appears Warner Brothers isn’t done quite yet however, with Dune: Part Two currently on the horizon as production enters the early stages and more details about the project being revealed by the day.
Often compared to the iconic Star Wars franchise, Dune: Part One took viewers to an intergalactic world unlike anything we have ever seen on this planet that comes with a unique set of challenges. This otherworldly universe is overseen by a conglomerate of individuals who control their individual fiefdoms, and Chalamet’s character Paul Atreides is named as the ruler of one of these fiefdoms. The result is a battle over the territory that forces Atreides and company to fight for their lives in order to gain control, and a fantastic reboot of a timeless classic. Now Dune: Part Two is on the way, as confirmed by director Denis Villeneuve, with much of the original cast returning for the sequel alongside some new faces as well that have yet to be announced. The director also confirmed that filming would begin next fall, adding that “a lot of the work has been done already regarding design, casting, locations and writing” which should hopefully indicate that we could see Dune: Part Two in the first half of 2023.
While its predecessor flopped in box offices, Dune: Part One was incredibly successful with box office receipts near $400 million. This makes it no surprise that a sequel would be on the way, and if it comes anywhere close to the success of the first then this could be the beginning of a whole new franchise. Only time will tell; until then, remain on the lookout for further updates about Dune: Part Two as production commences over the coming months.