Over the past few decades, a myriad of directors have emerged from Hollywood who have all left a notable imprint on the entertainment industry. From George Lucas and his work on the Star Wars franchise to Quentin Tarantino and his catalog of classic films, these esteemed filmmakers have played an integral role in defining popular culture as we know it today. So much so that their works are still revered and celebrated to this very day, which is the case with David Lynch’s 1984 film Dune which saw a reboot two years ago and was very well received by critics and moviegoers alike. Now Warner Brothers is ready to deliver the next chapter, with the official trailer for Dune: Part Two being unveiled earlier today that will certainly leave fans eager for its impending release.
When it first premiered almost four decades ago, Dune was initially perceived as a spin on Star Wars given the fact that both take place in a different universe home to a variety of strange and unique creatures. But Dune, an adaptation of the Frank Herbert novel of the same name, didn’t see the same success that Star Wars did initially, only grossing $30 million with a budget of $40 million spent making the film. Despite that though David Lynch’s legacy has grown considerably since then and Dune has subsequently received much more recognition as a result, leading to the 2021 reboot which saw Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya battling extraterrestrial worms and performed much better in the box office grossing $400 million worldwide. Now Warner Brothers is eager to build upon that success with the impending release of Dune: Part Two, and the trailer for the project certainly looks promising as the duo of Chalamet and Zendaya are back in the desert once again attempting to defend their peace and sanctity from whatever is in their way. The trailer for Dune: Part Two reposted below, seems to build upon its predecessor very well as Chalamet’s character is once again at the heart of the battle going toe to toe with the gargantuan creature that has been wreaking havoc upon his people and won’t back down easily.Dune: Part Two is scheduled to premiere in theaters later this year on November 3, 2023.
While the 1984 version of Dune may have flopped, the 2021 version has seemingly more than made up for that and then some. Both Chalamet and Zendaya were lauded for their performances, director Denis Villeneuve added another blockbuster film to his resume, and moviegoers helped Warner Brothers make up for the loss they took on the 1984 original and then some when all was said and done. While the original Dune never saw a sequel, it should be interesting to see how they build upon the story originally penned in 1965 as they attempt to establish a franchise when Dune: Part Two premieres this November.